Kefir Date Shake Recipe

Kefir Date Shake Recipe

[Photographs: Autumn Giles]

This version of the California specialty pairs kefir with store-bought frozen yogurt and dates for a satisfying not-too-sweet treat. Make sure your dates are at room temperature before you use them. They'll blend up much easier this way.

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  • Yield:serves 2
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes


  • 4 pitted medjool dates, room temperature
  • 1 cup plain, whole milk kefir
  • 1 1/2 cups plain or vanilla store-bought frozen yogurt
  • Garnish: cinnamon


  1. 1.

    Combine dates and kefir in a blender and blend on high until smooth, about 1 minute.

  2. 2.

    Add the frozen yogurt and blend again until smooth, about 20 seconds. Pour into two glasses and serve immediately. Garnish with ground cinnamon if desired.