Easy date syrup recipe, using dates and water. Creates a creamy syrup to sweeten mocktails, drink, food and more. Simple to make.
I created this easy date syrup to use in my mocktail recipes, but have since found so many other uses for it.
Its great as a topping for ice-cream, in smoothies, even to sweeten up savoury recipes. My kids love the extra sweetness the dates add to any dish.
Confession - I am not really much of a sweet tooth. I have always preferred savoury, and when it comes to drinks I like them dry and a little bit sour.
When I first started talking to people about mocktails, the one thing that kept coming up is the amount of sugar many of them contain.
I am trying to keep my recipes as low in artificial sugar as possible, but sometimes it is necessary to add in a little sweetness.
There are a few ways to do this including using raw organic honey, coconut sugar, monk fruit sweetener, or Stevia. But I have found another way to add sweetness, while also adding a little nutrition too.
This date syrup is so easy to make. It has a delicious creamy texture and gives drinks a delicious creaminess too!
I used medjool dates for this and it worked out beautifully.
I'd love to hear about it if you make this date syrup!
Easy Date Syrup Recipe
- 10 dates pitted
- 3-4 cups water
- Place 10 dates in a bowl.
- Cover with boiling water and leave for at least 20 minutes. Drain.
- Pit the dates.
- Place dates in a blender with 1 cup of water.
- You really do need a high-speed blender for the best outcome. No one wants chunks of date in their mocktail!
- You can also add a little extra water if you want the syrup a bit thinner.
NUTRITIONAL VALUES ARE ESTIMATES ONLY AND DO NOT INCLUDE CARBS FROM SUGAR ALCOHOLS.