How to make Date Syrup

A jar of Date syrup with a drizzle and teaspoon

Learning how to make your own date syrup is a wonderful way to reduce refined sugar consumption while still indulging in sweet treats. This syrup is versatile and delectable, and the best part? It’s incredibly simple to make at home with just a few ingredients and a high-speed blender.

With a bit of extra reduction, date syrup can serve as a rich replacement for treacle or molasses. Unlike these traditional sweeteners, date syrup is packed with antioxidants and is a good source of magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. Drizzle it over pancakes, use it in baking, or add it to dressings for your summer salads—its uses are endless.

If you love using homemade sweeteners, why not also try making Dandelion Honey? Light and floral, it’s a perfect vegan honey alternative that complements both sweet and savoury recipes.

Date Syrup


  • 1kg dried dates
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 litres boiling water
  • 10ml lemon juice


  1. Avi says:

    That’s a lot of work! I just let a cup of medjool dates sit in a cup of boiling water for an hour, add lemon juice, and puree it all in my blender. The result is the texture of applesauce and works just fine in smoothies and hot cereals as a sweetener.

    1. ishbel says:

      Yes, I agree, it’s a bit of work, but totally worth it. The boiling method is perfect for smoothies and cereal. But if you want a treacle or molasses-like syrup for smooth (textureless) cordials, dressings or desserts this is the way to go.

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