Date "Shake"
June 13, 2023

Date "Shake"

We're so excited for our friend Lior Lev Sercarz's new cookbook A Middle Eastern Pantry: Essential Ingredients for Classic and Contemporary Recipes. Lior has been a supporter and partner of our brand since we started, and we're so excited to get cooking from his book this summer!

"I discovered date shakes when I traveled to Palm Springs, California, as an adult-- but I wish I had known about them much sooner, as they combine two of my childhood favorites: sweet dates and rich milkshakes. This is my sophisticated version made with classic Middle Eastern ingredients like tart labne and fragrant orange blossom water. It's a lighter shake made without ice cream and naturally sweet from both dates and concentrated date molasses. The recipe can easily be doubled to serve four."

1 c pitted dates
1 c boiling water
1 c cold water
1/2 c labne or greek yogurt
2 tbsp silan (date molasses)
2 tbsp Seed + Mill Organic Tahini
1/2 tsp orange blossom water, optional
1 c ice


  1. Put the dates in a heatproof medium bowl, cover with the boiling water, and set aside for 5 minutes to soften. Drain the dates, discarding the water.
  2. Transfer the dates to a blender and add the water, the labne, silan, tahini, and orange blossom water. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add the ice and blend again until smooth and thick. Serve immediately. 

Serves 2.