Until now, I never...
Had a Date Shake

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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.