On the menu at the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs there was something new this year – a date shake – made with local dates, almond milk, and vanilla bean gelato. Hmmm, interesting. Then as I was driving around in and around Palm Springs, I started seeing signs for date shakes everywhere. Was this a new phenomenon, or had I just never paid attention before? Finally on our last day in Palm Springs, I decided to order one pool-side, and all I can say about it is YUM!!!!!
And apparently this is not a new phenomenon. Here is a simple recipe I found from Saveur which says that the date shake was invented in 1930 by a California Date farmer. Cool.