This is one my favorite adult milkshakes, except it’s made with light coconut milk and medjool dates instead of ice cream! I generally use one date, but feel free to throw in an extra if you want a little more caramel flavor.

This shake is a great summer cocktail, and dangerously good!

When I was preparing my cookbook, there were a few lingering photos that I just couldn’t seem to get right, most of them being drink photos. So props to my friend Christina for taking this great picture!

Banana Rum Shake
Recipe type: Cocktail
  • 1 small frozen banana
  • 1 shot rum (1.5 oz.)
  • 1-2 medjool dates, pitted
  • ½ cup light coconut milk
  • Dash of cinnamon, to taste
  • Optional: whipped cream, for topping
  1. Soak dates in hot water for 2-3 minutes until soft. Remove pits.
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender, sprinkle with cinnamon, and blend until smooth. (Add a few ice cubes if you need a more frozen consistency.)
  3. Top with whipped cream if desired and sprinkle with an additional dash of cinnamon.
  4. Serve immediately.


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