The Date Shake first appeared at the National Date Festival in 1947. By 1948 the Date Shake was being sold at concession stands all over the grounds. This is the most popular drink served at the festival in Indio, California.
6 scoops vanilla ice cream
1 cup pitted dates
1 cup milk
Put ice cream in blender and whirl until liquefied. Add dates and blend until finely chopped. Add milk and blend again.