Make Date Syrup Yourself – A Recipe For Natural Sweetening

Make your own date syrup from these ingredients

In addition to the required ingredients, you will also need a blender to change the consistency of the ingredients. You should also have a handkerchief ready. This can be a normal kitchen towel. Glass bottles with a swing top are suitable for filling the syrup.

  • 200 g dates (pitted)
  • 350ml of water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla bean

Preparation of the syrup

Gather all the ingredients and equipment you will need. You will also need a pot, a cutting board, and a kitchen knife.

  1. Place half of the dates on a baking tray and bake them for 40 minutes at 120 degrees top/bottom heat.
  2. In the meantime, cut the other half of the dates into small pieces and put them in a saucepan. Add the water and the pulp of the vanilla bean.
  3. Also, add the lemon juice and cinnamon powder to the pot and boil it all up. Then let the mixture simmer gently for 30 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Then add the baked dates to the pot. The contents are allowed to simmer for another 15 minutes.
  5. Then leave the pot covered on the worktop for at least two hours. This gives the dates the opportunity to develop their taste and intensify it with the spices.
  6. After two hours, puree the contents of the pot and rub the mixture through the strainer. The collected liquid is the finished syrup.
  7. Fill the bottles with the date syrup and put them in the fridge. It stays here for about two weeks.

How to use the date syrup

Date syrup tastes sweet. Although it has a lot of calories due to the high proportion of fructose, it scores points as a healthy sweetener due to its ingredients. The magnesium and potassium it contains strengthen muscles and the heart in particular, while calcium is good for your bones.

  • Use the syrup similar to honey.
  • For example, put it on half a roll and eat it as a sweet topping.
  • You can add it to your tea as a sweetener or to homemade smoothies.
  • You can refine your homemade pancakes or waffles with the date syrup.
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Written by John Myers

Professional Chef with 25 years of industry experience at the highest levels. Restaurant owner. Beverage Director with experience creating world-class nationally recognized cocktail programs. Food writer with a distinctive Chef-driven voice and point of view.

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