Tahini date milkshakes (dairy-free!)
HI FRIENDS! Today’s recipe features one of my faaaavourite ingredients: TAHINI! Hopefully many of you already have this on hand, especially if you purchased it to make a few of my other recipes 😉 Now I’m giving you another insanely delicious use for it!
I got the idea for this recipe from my long distance bestie, who I usually Facetime with once a week to talk smack / nonsense and of course, discuss delicious food we’ve recently eaten. Lol. She mentioned a few weeks ago that she ordered a tahini milkshake from a middle eastern spot in Philly (where she lives), and I got extremely pumped to recreate what sounded like the most decadent + delicious marriage of flavours ever. I proceeded to hectically question her about the ingredients + flavour profile, so if she’s reading this (which she better be…), I want to thank her for providing ~inspo~ through her takeout choices, and for putting up with my overly excited train-of-thought (out loud). What are friends for if not to tell you about delicious milkshakes they’ve eaten?
Unfortunately, milkshakes do not quite agree with my stomach, so obviously I had to make this one a bit healthier and dairy-free without sacrificing the flavour. I used full-fat, canned coconut milk to achieve that thick + dreamy texture, while dates sweeten the shake and tahini provides a rich + unique flavour profile. My other bestie (not long distance) was over when I made these, and we both essentially died and went to heaven when we took the first sip.
Go make these and share them with someone you love/want to impress – or just drink both servings yourself because who cares!!!!!
- 1 c. full-fat coconut milk (from a can)
- ½ c. vanilla almond milk
- 3-4 large dates, pitted
- 2 heaping tbsp. tahini
- Pinch of vanilla extract/powder
- ¼ tsp. sea salt
- 8-10 large ice cubes
- Simply combine all of the ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth + creamy.
- Taste and adjust based on your preference, adding another date for extra sweetness, more tahini, or more ice for a thicker shake.
- Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy! 🙂