Homemade Dates Syrup Recipe | How to make dates syrup at home

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Homemade dates syrup

I have never thought of making dates syrup at home on my own. Usually I buy Lion dates syrup from shops and mix it with my morning milk. It keeps me active throughout the day. But recent days I felt the sweetness is more in Lion dates syrup and I started suspecting it for more sugar content than dates. So I stopped buying it and I was taking plain milk in the morning.

Recently I came across this homemade dates syrup recipe when I was browsing for Christmas fruit cake recipe. I prepared it to mix and consume with my milk. It came out so well with mild and natural sweetness which I loved it. I made in a small batch as its my first trail. I am sure I will make in bulk and store it.

Friends, do try this easy and simple dates syrup at home. You can mix this in plain milk, spread for bread/ dosa/ pancake, can be used as a natural sweetener in desserts and sweets. You can replace sugar with this healthy Dates syrup.

Dates syrup recipe

Dates syrup / Homemade Dates syrup recipe

Dates syrup recipe – How to make dates syrup at home easily.

 

Cuisine: Indian

Category: Sweet

Serves: 1/2 cup

Prep time: 60 Minutes

Cook time: 20 Minutes

Total time: 80 Minutes

 

  • Seedless / Pitted Dates – 250gms / 1 cup
  • Hot water – as needed to soak the dates

HOW TO MAKE DATES SYRUP

  1. Wash the dates and soak in hot water for one hour till its soft.
  2. Drain the water and squeeze the soft dates to a pulp using a masher.
  3. Strain through a cheese cloth or a sieve.
  4. Take the water in a bowl and boil in low flame till it thickens like honey.
  5. Switch off the flame, Cool down and store in a glass bottle.

METHOD – STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash the dates and soak in hot water for one to two hours till it becomes soft.
  • Drain the water and mash the dates to a pulp using a steel masher or potato masher. Sieve it through a cheese cloth or muslin cloth. I used a plastic sieve with fine mesh.
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  • Mix the extracted pulp to the drained water and boil everything until thick and saucy like honey. Boil in low flame for 10 to 12 minutes to reach this consistency.
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  • Switch off the flame. Cool down and store in a glass jar in refrigerator. You can mix in plain milk, spread in bread/ dosa/ pancake or use as a natural sweetener in sweets and desserts.
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    Enjoy !

Note

  • Mejdool dates works the best as its soft. But I used Lion brand dates.
  • Color of the syrup varies as per the quality of dates.
  • If you are using dried dates, soak it overnight in hot water and then proceed.

Do try this easy and healthy Homemade Lion dates syrup and enjoy !

dates syrup recipe



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