When we heard hummus shakes were a thing, we knew we had to try it at home. Who doesn’t love hummus and shakes? On Sunday May 13th, just in time for National Hummus Day (and also Mother’s Day),  Hummus & Pita Co. will debut the world’s first ever hummus shake for $5 at all locations nationwide. FYI, Hummus & Pita Co. also brought you cake batter, brownie, and cookie dough hummus. But back to the shake…

The hummus shake has the consistency of a milkshake, but it’s vegan, gluten-free, has no added sugar, and is packed with protein, fiber, and vitamins, despite being low in calories. There’s also only five main ingredients: chickpeas, tahini, a frozen banana, dates, and almond milk. At Hummus & Pita Co., you can order the shake in original, chocolate, strawberry, pistachio, and butter pecan. But if there’s not a Hummus & Pita Co. near you or you can’t wait until National Hummus Day, Hummus & Pita Co. were nice enough to give us its recipe so you can try it at home!

original Hummus Shake

(Serves 1)


  • 1/2 cup cooked chickpeas (canned is fine)
  • 1/4 cup pure tahini
  • 1 large frozen banana (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 2 large Medjool dates (remove pit and chop into a paste) or 1 tablespoon date syrup
  • pinch of cinnamon
  • a drop of pure vanilla


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. Pour in a cup and enjoy!

So, Is It Good?

We whirled one up for ourselves and gave it a try! The taste is savory and not as sweet as you expect milkshakes or smoothies to be, but you might be into that. It is very tahini-forward, so if you’re not a fan of tahini, we would suggest using 1/8 cup instead. You also could easily sub tahini out for sunflower seed butter or nut butter of your choice. Have fun adding some fresh or frozen fruit or different flavors to your hummus shake at home to mimic the other flavor options. Happy National Hummus Day!

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(Recipe and photos via The Hummus & Pita Co and Gabi Conti / Brit + Co)