Malted Date Shake

After the turn of the New Year, and after a few trial-and-error attempts, I came up with this date shake recipe. I was inspired by the date shake at Ruby’s Shake Shack (which~DISCLAIMER~I’ve never actually tried that particular shake there…), but my father-in-law is a big fan so I thought I’d try to make it from scratch for a special treat before my in-laws came to visit at the end of January.  I added some malt, because let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good malt? Okay probably lots of people…

Malted Date Shake

Category: Food

Malted Date Shake


  • 12 Medjool dates, pitted
  • 14-16 oz almond milk
  • 13 ice cubes
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 2 Tablespoons malt (or to taste)


  1. First, make a "date syrup" by blending the dates and the almond milk until liquidy and smooth
  2. Add the ice cubes, ice cream, and malt
  3. Blend using the milkshake or smoothie cycle (don't over-blend!)
  4. Done!
  5. ~Notes~
  6. A high powered blender would be best for this recipe (I use the Blendtec), but a regular blender should also work; you may just need to spend more time on the first step making the date syrup
  7. Speaking of that first step: it is crucial! The dates must be pulverized before adding remaining ingredients. Skip this step and you will have a watery milkshake...
  8. Minor details: I used Trader Joe's dates, reduced-fat ice cream, and Nestle's Carnation Malted Milk powder.
  9. Have fun adding your own flair! e.g. use chocolate malt powder, a different flavor ice cream, etc.

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