Put all ingredients except the ice into a blender and whizz until smooth
Drop in the ice and blitz again until smooth
Taste - add a little more spice if desired - and serve immediately
The ingredients listed give a mild gingerbread flavour. Scale up the spices moderately for a punchier flavour if preferred.
The drink will settle over time. Just stir and enjoy.
Can be made in advance and stored in the fridge - shake well before serving to redistribute the dates.