Healthy & delicious Sharjah Shake recipe with step by step pictures! Easy Sharjah shake recipe - dates, banana milk shake recipe!
Let me confess upfront. This is not my recipe, rather my husband’s. It is because of him I have been enjoying this Sharjah milkshake for a few years now 🙂 This recipe has quite a bit of nostalgia and I think I must write about it. So when the husband and I were mere friends during our college times, he introduced me to this addictively delicious milk shake that is common in every juice shop across Chennai. So what started a decade ago is still being made at our household just that we are no longer mere friends but companions for life 😀
Sharjah Shake is made with ripe bananas, dates, dry fruits and a good helping of chocolate syrup. It is so rich especially with dates and dry fruits blended in, that it is fitting to call it Sharjah shake. As bananas are the base for this milkshake, it is thick and sweet. You could scoop it up actually! It is super simple to make at home and quite filling too. So here is how the husband made it the other day.
How to make Sharjah Shake Recipe
Sharjah Shake | Banana Dates Smoothie
1 cup = 250ml, 1 tablespoon = 15ml, 1 teaspoon = 5ml
- 2 cups Cold Milk
- 2 medium Ripe Bananas or 3 small
- 5-6 Dates Soft and de-seeded
- 5 Almonds
- 5 Cashews
- 1-2 teaspoon Sugar as needed
- 1-2 teaspoon Chocolate Syrup + more for decorating
- A few Chocolate Chipsto garnish optional
- In a blender jar add cold milk, chopped bananas, soft de-seeded dates (soak in hot water for 5-10 mins if required), sugar and dry fruits. Blend until smooth and thick. Add chocolate syrup and whisk again.
- To serve drizzle chocolate syrup around the edges of the glass to serve. Pour the milkshake and drizzle chocolate syrup on top and top with dry fruits or chocolate chips.
- Serve immediately.
- Instead of cold milk, frozen milk can be used.
- Choose ripe bananas that are sweet.
- I used soft dates but if the dates are hard, soak them in hot water or milk for 5-10 mins.
- Adjust sugar as per the sweetness of the bananas.
- I used store bought chocolate syrup but instead boost/bournvita or even sweetened cocoa powder can be used.
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Milk shake with choco syrup sounds great. Love the clicks.
Thanks much Sri 🙂
Freda @ Aromatic essence
Looks so decadent! I like the name 😀
🙂 🙂 Thanks dear!
The Girl Next Door
That looks yummy! 🙂 I am so going to try this out!
Why Sharjah Shake, though?
Thanks TGND 🙂 Do try it out, I am sure you will love it too! Btw, that's how this milkshake is called across Chennai (and even in some places in Kerala) and I have not researched why.. I always assumed that the dates + dry fruits combo makes it very middle eastern and hence the name 🙂 Atleast thats what the husband has told me.
Btw, how do you get the patience/self control to pour in a mug, take perfect picture and then slurrp?? How how?? You need to write on that..Even a simple shake, I will scoop/drink from the blender..Why pour in a glass, you see? Appadiye saapiduven :-)..
When it comes to food photography, I get extremely patient. So much so that it drives S crazy 😀 I dont even taste until I get satisfactory shots.. S on the other hand would be waiting with bated breath 😀 Thank you Ramya!
What a beautiful smoothie! Your husband has talent 😀 I am making this very soon!
Thanks Antonia 🙂 Do try it out - it tastes delicious!
I have never heard of this before! Will surely give it a shot! Sounds simple and yummm! Nothing like a glass of good memories right?
Do give it a try Lina 🙂 Yes - nothing like a glass of good memories 🙂
Received my earlier comment?
Yes Ramya.. sorry that I couldnt reply earlier 🙂