The Avalon’s Date Shake


This past winter the Dishing team took a fun trip to Palm Springs and escaped the winter wonderland of Jackson. In the current issue of Dishing we tell you all about our trip: the eclectic places we stayed, the delicious places we ate, and the fun activities we did. If you haven’t picked up a copy and checked it out yet, you should. Palm Springs is a funky little town that makes you feel like you have gone back in time. With the hot pink houses, eclectic decor, and Hollywood history that encompasses this town, it is the best spot for you to book your next getaway.orig

One of the places the Dishing team got to check out was the Avalon Palm Springs. The resort dates back to the 1930’s and is nestled between downtown’s main drag and the San Jacinto Mountains. The Avalon is a boutique hotel with three pools, 67 rooms, and a great on-site restaurant, Chi Chi.Avalon Date Shake

Another great thing that comes from The Avalon is probably Palm Springs’ most famous dish, not really a dish at all but rather a date shake. Date’s to Palm Springs are like huckleberries to Teton Valley. You can’t visit Palm Springs and not try something date flavored. We were able to get the recipe to The Avalon’s famous date shake. It’s perfect for a warm summer day!

The Avalon’s Date Shake


  • 1/3 cup dates
  • 1 whole banana
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • Ice


  • Add all ingredients into blender. Blend well and serve.

About Author

Also originally from the South, Cara Rank discovered cooking was a creative outlet that helped her relax after long days writing magazine and newspaper articles during the past eight years in Jackson. Really, she just missed Southern food. A lot. During a 12-year career as a journalist, Cara has won numerous awards for her work and has written about everything from rodeo queens to Dolly Parton tomatoes. She spends her weekends making jars of pickles and jam and amazing dinners for friends. She loves shishito peppers, Chicago-style hot dogs and elderflower-spiked cocktails.

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