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Not so sweet date shakes,

harilenn Mar 1, 2008 10:56 AM

I'm trying to find recipes for date shakes that are less sweet. Any suggestions ??

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  1. digkv RE: harilenn Mar 1, 2008 12:02 PM

    Well, there's not much you can do other than try to find an ice cream that's not as sweet. Maybe try making you own ice cream with less sugar. Or try adding more milk or ice to water it down a bit. Add alcohol maybe to cut richness and sugar. Not much else you can do since it's dependent on sweetness only on the ice cream and dates.

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      Miss Needle RE: digkv Mar 1, 2008 12:04 PM

      I agree. I think adding milk is your best bet.

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        Emme RE: Miss Needle Mar 5, 2008 09:44 PM

        or even buttermilk!

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      SteveG RE: harilenn Mar 1, 2008 01:35 PM

      That's a tough one--you know dates are largely sugar, right?

      1. chloe103 RE: harilenn Mar 1, 2008 02:04 PM

        You could make a date smoothie, instead. I can post a recipe for one, if you need.

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          harilenn RE: chloe103 Mar 4, 2008 12:16 PM

          Sure that would be great.

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            chloe103 RE: harilenn Mar 5, 2008 04:42 PM

            Paraphrased from the 'Juice for Life' cookbook (a local veggie restaurant here in Toronto):

            4 dates
            3/4 cup milk
            1 banana
            1 tbsp peanut or almond butter
            1 tsp maple syrup
            1 shake cinnamon

            Serves 1

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            rouxmaker RE: chloe103 Mar 4, 2008 06:14 PM

            yep - a smoothie is likely the not-so-sweet taste the OP is seeking. I use plain yogurt + a bit of OJ + frozen or fresh mango and/or peach + dates. For added health benefit, I stir in some wheat germ after the spin in the blender.

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            porceluna RE: harilenn Mar 1, 2008 02:53 PM

            I recently tried a Martha recipe for a smoothie. I thought it was a bit too sweet myself, but suspect leaving out the honey would do the trick. the other ingredients, if I remember correctly, are just buttermilk, banana, and a dash of salt.

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