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Ridiculously Good Tahini Date Shake with Coffee - The First Mess

Ridiculously Good Tahini Date Shake with Coffee

With just 5 ingredients and some ice, you can make the most rich and delicious tahini date shake with coffee. Thick, creamy, and so delicious!
Cuisine Dairy-free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Nut-Free, Oil-Free, Paleo, Special Diets, Sugar-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Diet Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword 5 ingredients, all seasons, coffee, easy, medjool dates, quick, smoothie, tahini, vanilla
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 -2



  • 1 ½ cups ice
  • 3 tablespoons tahini (See notes)
  • 2-3 very soft Medjool dates
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ½ cup strong coffee


  • In an upright, high speed blender, combine the ice, tahini, dates, vanilla, salt, and coffee. Blend this mixture on high until smooth. Pour the tahini date shake out into a glass and enjoy immediately.


  • The ingredients are quite minimal here, so I’d recommend only using really good tahini since it forms the backbone. You want it to be pourable and mellow tasting. I love Soom and Seed + Mill brands.
  • If you don’t like coffee, use the same amount of any non-dairy milk that you like.
  • The dates need to be soft or else you’ll get a smattering of little baby date chunks in your last sip. If yours aren’t super juicy, cover them with boiling water for at least 5 minutes and then drain.