Date paste is a delicious addition to any kitchen. This paste is an all-natural fruit-based sweetener made from 2 simple ingredients.
- 1 cup Medjool dates ( about 13 dates / 190 gr), remove the stone/pit
- 1 to 3 cups water (1 cup = 240 ml)
Start by soaking the dates in a bowl with some water. Soak the dates for several hours (or overnight). The longer you soak the dates, the softer they will be and easier to blend. If you’re using the small hard dates, you probably need more time to soak to soften them.
After soaking, remove the pit from the dates and place the dates with more or less 1/4 of the soaking water in a blender or food processor.
Blend the dates and water until you have a soft creamy syrup; add more water if it is too thick. Store the date paste in a glass jar. You can keep the date paste in the fridge for about 10 days.
For a deeper flavor, you can use plant-based milk instead of water.
A teaspoon of vanilla extract created a subtle hint of extra sweetness.
Keywords: date syrup