National Date Festival

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DSC05971Deep End Diner and Good Food Contributor Eddie Lin was a the Riverside County Fair where he stopped by the National Date Festival in Indio (ends February 27).  As well as sampling over twenty varieties of dates, Eddie also went to the ostrich and camel races.  He also tried the world famous date shake… a recipe follows for Shield’s famous:

World Famous Shields Date Crystals® Shake
Makes a 16 oz Shields World Famous Date Shake

To make Date Paste:
1/4 cup of Shields Date Crystals®
1/4 cup of water
Mix well and freeze overnight.

To make Shields Famous Date Shake:
1/4 cup Frozen Date Paste from above
1 cup Vanilla Ice Cream
1/2 cup of very cold Milk

Blend with a drink blender and enjoy.

Martha Stewart has a version without the date crystals.