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Simple Homemade Date Syrup

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  • Author: Gigi & Sersie
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This homemade date syrup is a beautiful natural sweetener for desserts, smoothies, sauces, and dressings. It helps to use a small blender to make this simple pure date syrup. #datesyrup #naturalsweetener #puredatesyrup


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  • 1 cup pitted dates (about 10-12 dates)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice


When making this recipe, it helps to have a Magic Bullet, NutriBullet, or other similar small, high-speed blender.

  1. If necessary, remove pits from dates.
  2. Place pitted dates into a small pot with water.
  3. Turn on the stovetop to medium-high heat, and bring to a gentle boil.
  4. Put a lid on and turn off the heat.
  5. Let sit covered for 30 minutes while dates continue to soften and cool to room temperature or lukewarm. Make sure dates aren't hot, because it creates pressure in the mini blender.
  6. Carefully remove dates with tongs and put them into a mini blender.
  7. Pour the cooking liquid into the same blender and add fresh lemon juice.
  8. Blend until smooth, about 30 to 45 seconds. If the mixture gets stuck, shake it and blend again.

For a thinner consistency, add a tablespoon or two of water. To make it thicker, you'd need to add another date or two. Soak the additional dates in hot water for at least five minutes to soften, then add it to the blender and reblend it until you've achieved the desired consistency.

This date syrup stores well in an airtight container or mason jar for up to two weeks.



  1. Measuring cup
  2. Small pot with lid
  3. Mini-blender
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Sauces
  • Method: Stovetop