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How to make Date Honey


As we journey into eating a more biblical diet, it’s important to pick the right sweeteners that will offer nutritional value as well as sweetness to our dishes. We use raw honey and maple syrup, but, I wanted a different option. This date honey fits the bill!

Dates were used in biblical times to make “honey”. When I found this out, I had to make some for us. What I found out was I actually prefer the date syrup over honey! The flavor is complex and deep.

I added it to my daily smoothie and it was a game changer! The flavor was so good with this syrup.

I recently decided to give up Stevia, which I have been dependent on for almost a decade for my sweetener. The decision came from a desire to eat food that most closely resembles the way God intended it to be. This meant that processed food is cut out as much as possible. I found that giving up Stevia was actually harder than giving up coffee, which I had to give up due to a reaction I was having from drinking it.

There are a couple of different types of dates. There are Medjool and Deglet Noor. I use Deglet Noor dates because they are more cost effective to buy in bulk. But, Medjool dates would be even sweeter and more caramel flavored.

To make this syrup you will need:

  1. Pitted dates
  2. Vanilla Extract
  3. Water

Measure out 1 cup of dates and cover with 1 cup of water in a small saucepan. Over high heat bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer for at least 30 minutes.

Remove from heat and allow to cool for 20 minutes.

Pour into a blender and add 1 tbsp vanilla extract.

Add an additional 1/2 cup of water and blend until smooth, about a minute. You can add a little more water as needed to get a syrup consistency. You can have a thicker paste or a more liquid syrup.

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 7-10 days.

See you soon!

Date Honey

This syrup is scrumptious! Full of caramel flavor and sure to sweeten any of your dishes!
4 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish


  • 1 small saucepan
  • 1 Blender


  • 1 cup pitted dates
  • 1 1/2 cups water divided
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


  • Add dates and 1 cup of the water to a small saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce heat to a simmer for at least 30 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes.
  • Add vanilla and add to the blender.
  • Add the 1/2 cup of additional water and blend on high for 1 minute.
  • Add more or less extra water based upon how thin or thick you want the syrup.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 7-10 days.

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  1. 3 stars
    I’m unsure if I will try this. I’m tempted but could never consume 1.5-2 cups of syrup in 7-10 days. Perhaps it will freeze well and I can freeze it in ice.cube portions. Sure am tempted. I love dates!

  2. 5 stars
    Sounds great! I would prefer the date syrup taste rather than go obey as well.
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    1. So, to make coconut milk, just take 4 cups of hot water and mix with 8 ounces of unsweetened coconut shreds. Let soak for 10 minutes. Put the sieve into the jar of the nutmilk maker. Blend with an immersion blender for 1 minute. Pull the sieve up and use the plunger to press the coconut mash so that all the milk comes out. Pull the sieve all the way out and pour the milk into a jar. This makes a quart of milk. Keep in the fridge for up to 5-7 days. Here is my affiliate link for the milk maker: https://amzn.to/46TARxl Let me know if you have any other questions.

  3. Wonder if this would work with date crystals, instead of fresh dates. Basically, dry date bits. Bought that the last time I visited Shields Dates. I use them to make cookies. Make great chewy cookies.

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