Date Almond Shake

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Serves 2-3

One of my favorite after Iftar drinks. This healthy and delicious shake will both fill you up as well as give you that extra burst of energy that will refresh & rejuvenate your body after a long day of fasting.

3 cups
chilled milk
(whole or skimmed)
almonds, blanched/peeled and crushed
soft dates, deseeded and chopped
large scoop vanilla ice-cream

To blanch/peel almonds, heat some water in a small pan. Once almost boiling, add the almonds into it, turn off the heat and allow the almonds to sit for about 2 minutes. Drain and the peels should easily slide off the almonds when pressed.

In a blender, add the dates, crushed almonds and 1 cup of the chilled milk. Blend until the dates are well combined and smooth. Add the remaining milk and vanilla ice-cream. Blend until frothy. Taste and adjust consistency by adding milk to thin the shake or ice-cream to thicken/sweeten it. Serve cold!

Enjoy! :)



Many thanks for your wonderful recipes. Please how do you make faluda? Help!

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Thanks! Please check this link for falooda drink recipe: Falooda

Assalamualaiqum sister, can I use mango sharbot ( mango ice cream ) instead of vanila ice cream?

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W/Salaam, yes you can if you like the combination of flavours.

Thank you for this recipie, it was very very good, i loved it, and thank you for creating this website, it is so very helpful

this shake z really delicious n energetic. it builds up ur hamogloben level as well.

nice shake good for health

I made this shake with almond milk instead of milk. It was so good everyone loved it.definitely a keeper.thank you!

Hi Naseema,

How did you prepare the almond milk?

Thank you :)

Hi Alisha,
I bought ready made from grocery store. Now they are easily available in grocery store in 2 litre package in refrigerate milk section.

can i use groundnuts instead of almonds?

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Yes you can although works out better with almonds.

thank you i tried it and my husband liked it

I made this yesterday it was soo different n yummy!

Assalamualikum Fauzia,

please post some drinks without milk for those who can't take milk.

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W/Salaam, please check the Drinks folder for several options.

Assalam oalekum,,, I tried it today ,,,, & this one is superhit in my family,,, JazakAllahukhair for sharing.

mashalah nyce

Asalamalaikum ,

Could you please tell me how namy hours / mins before I can make this to serve ?

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W/Salaam, up to 4 hours before serving is ok. Just give it a mix before serving.

I made this for iftar, as it was simple and easy. It came up very well.

Jazakallah khair sister.

Salaam fauzia,can i use normal milk instd of whole milk?wl it mek ny diff?tx aloot

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W/Salaam yes you can use normal milk.

Assalamu Aleikum Fauzia,
Please send me more drink recipes, breakfast yummies n more dinner specials.

I love all your recipes and i've tried almost all..
Please when you get other recipes, please email me.. shukran

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Well normally some ice-cream is needed when making a shake, but you can leave it out if you like.

do i have to add vanila ice-cream i mean do i have to add any ice-cream

assalam alekum , fauzia may be something wrong with website , i tried from different devices some of the lonks not working for last few days i tried , for eg , if i want to select page no 2 , or 3 or 4 , it not going through. plz check.thanks

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W/Salaam, this is a bug with Google Chrome update. Try checking with any other browser and it should be fine. Like Explorer or Firefox. :)

Salaams Fauzia
Want to try this for Iftar, can we use date paste instead of whole dates? Thank you.

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W/Salaam, yes it should be fine.