Time: 5 mins
Sugar, heavy cream & butter are the ingredients typically used to create caramel, but if you've ever tried a soft date variety such as medjool or deglet nour you would have instantly likened it to the sweet and sticky taste of caramel; in this recipe I combine dates, vanilla, hemp milk, coffee & a pinch of salt for a delightful and cooling summer drink that won't affect your waist line! Depending on the size of your dates, it will alter the amount of energy in the drink, but using 5 deglet nour dates and hemp milk, this shake will have around 200 nutrient dense calories, compared to a commercial dairy shake with around 400 empty calories of sugar and bad fats - not to mention, this tastes so much better!
This drink can be made with or without coffee, either way it's a delightful salty-sweet pick-me-up that only contains naturally occurring sugars and is free from most allergens! Hemp milk is creamy & delicious, naturally sweetened with grape extract, contains omega 3's and 6's (essential fatty acids) and is fortified with calcium and vitamin D. It's also great for the environment as it grows very fast and captures a lot of CO2 from the environment, the whole plant is also used for things like building materials, so there is no waste in production, no allergens and a great healthy product!
Serving cup + straw
- 100ml strong cold coffee
- 200ml hemp or other non-dairy milk
- 5 deglet nour dates/ 3-4 medjool dates, pitted
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Pinch salt
- Crushed ice
- Blend up the dates with a small amount of milk until smooth, then add the rest of the ingredients along with a good amount of crushed ice and blend again until thick.
- Serve up in your favourite cup with a straw and enjoy!
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