Beverage Recipes

Pumpkin Spice Date Shake

Last year, we fell head over heels in love with the Palm Springs Date Milk Shake. We love its light, refreshing texture and amazing salty-sweet balance. It’s full of ginger and cinnamon, a spiciness that makes it feel grown up and sophisticated.

See, we’re still thinking about it, which is why we decided to make a new version for fall. Behold the Pumpkin Spice Date Shake! It’s earthy and nutty — and full of that warm pumpkin spice we all not-so-secretly love. As one of our tasters said, “It’s like super cold pumpkin pie you can drink.” You’re welcome.

Pumpkin Spice Date Shake



Pumpkin Spice Date Shake


½ cup pitted Medjool dates
½ cup toasted walnuts, plus more for garnish
6 Tbsp pumpkin purée
¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice, plus more for garnish
¼ tsp vanilla extract
Kosher salt
1 ½ cups vanilla ice cream
¾ cup ice
Whipped cream, for garnish


  1. Place the dates in a medium bowl and cover with ½ cup hot water. Let soak for 10 minutes.

  2. In a blender, combine the dates and their soaking liquid, the toasted walnuts, pumpkin purée, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Blend until a coarse paste forms.

  3. Add the ice cream and the ice and blend until smooth.

  4. Divide the shake between 2 milkshake glasses and top with whipped cream, crushed walnuts, and a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from: Bon Appetit

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