Vegan Date Tahini Shake

Date Tahini Shake

This Date Tahini Shake will satisfy your cravings for something rich and creamy. You can freeze it to create a luscious sorbet, too.
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword tahini shake
Yields 2 servings
Author Fran Costigan


  • 3/4 cup whole raw cashews
  • 1/2 cup packed pitted dried dates
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ganache (you can use melted chocolate or a chocolate sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 2-3 teaspoons date syrup (silan) or maple syrup
  • 1 ounce espresso (I used decaf)
  • 1/2 cup ice cubes


  1. Rinse the cashews in a strainer. Pour them into a container and add water to cover. Soak a couple or hours or overnight. 

  2. Rinse the dates in a strainer. Put the dates into a container. Add enough water to cover them by 2 inches. Soak the dates for a couple of hours or overnight.
  3. Drain and rinse the cashews. Put them in a blender.
  4. Drain the dates and pour the soaking liquid to a measuring cup. Add enough water to yield 1 cup total.
  5. Start the blender on low and increase to high speed. Blend until the mixture is thick and creamy.
  6. Add 2 tablespoons chocolate ganache and vanilla and blend.
  7. Add the tahini and silan, if using,
  8. Add the ice and blend until the shake is frothy and creamy.
  9. Taste and add more ganache, more tahini, and/or more ice if you like.
  10. Pour into 2 glasses and enjoy.
  11. Alternatively, freeze some or all of the shake and enjoy a sorbet or allow blend the slightly defrosted shake in the blender.