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Coffee Milkshake with Dates, Cardamom & Vanilla
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Coffee Date Shake with Cardamom & Vanilla (Video)

The Coffee Date Shake is a sweet, creamy and luxurious shake without the unhealthy attributes of a regular milkshake. Amazingly tasty. Remarkably healthy. Hard to resist.
Leave out the cardamom if you are not keen on this spice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Drink - non-alcoholic, Drinks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 375kcal


Per Person

  • 4 Dates - stones removed
  • ¾ teaspoon Instant coffee granules
  • ¾ ts Vanilla extract
  • 4 Optional - Cardamom pods (I used 4 but use 2 for a subtler cardamom taste) (see notes)
  • 3-4 Ice cubes
  • 160 ml/ ⅔ cup Whole milk


  • Split the cardamom pods and remove the seeds - use a pestle and mortar or the end of a rolling pin - discard the pods
  • Put the cardamom seeds and all other ingredients into a blender and blend for 1-2 minutes until the dates and ice have broken down
  • Serve immediately



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.
Some people find the taste of cardamom very strong and overpowering. If it's new to you, perhaps use just a couple of pods to test the water. And if you are not a lover of cardamom full-stop, feel free to leave it out completely 


Serving: 1g | Calories: 375kcal | Carbohydrates: 81g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 879mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 72g | Vitamin A: 402IU | Calcium: 242mg | Iron: 1mg