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.
What is the shelf life for this?
The Mindful Mocktail says
Hi Beth, my apologies for the delay! This will keep for approximately 2 weeks. Cheers, Nat