Dates Syrup — Natural Homemade Sweetener

Have you ever tried Date Syrup?

Well, the syrup is made from Dates and it tastes great. It is a homemade sweetener and can be introduced to your baby after 10-12 months. Syrups can be added to a child's food to enhance the taste without sacrificing health. It is a much better alternative to processed sugar.

Ingredients: Seedless dates (250 gm) & Water

If you are aware & find it easily then use Medjool dates. They are a little bigger, soft & juicy in taste. If you don’t find it then opt for another variety of Dates that are soft & juicy.

Cooking Method:

  1. Wash Dates properly to remove any dust or oils. Repeat at least 3-4 times.
  2. Clean dates with a muslin cloth to dry them and chop them nicely.
  3. Take a Pan and add the required water to it. Put it on a high flame and boil the water.
  4. Once the water is boiled, keep your pan on a table or platform and add chopped Dates to it. Cover your pan and soak Dates for 60 - 90 minutes.
  5. Once the Dates are soaked properly, take them out and mash them with a masher.
  6. Now take mashed Dates and keep them in a muslin cloth. (do not take excessive water and remove extra water to avoid being too watery)
  7. Take a new bowl and squeeze muslin cloth and collect Dates juice in a bowl.
  8. Repeat the process until you can take out the liquid very well.
  9. Take your bowl full of Dates juice and put it on a flame. Boil on a medium flame till it thickens like honey. You need to take care so it does not burn or turn black.
  10. Once it thickens, keep it aside and let it cool down.
  11. Now transfer the Date Syrup to a glass jar and refrigerate it. Use it within a week.

Dates are a power pack food. It is an instant energy booster. Dates are a good source of Fibre & Potassium. It contains natural sugar which is why it is a better option than processed sugar. It promotes healthy weight gain.

Just don’t give it more frequently to your baby else chances that your baby develops a sweet tooth. Use it just as a taste enhancer in your special recipes. This can be consumed by adults too in milk or a favorite recipe.


Suitable Age: 10 to 12 Months & Above


Note: Check for allergies and consult your pediatrician before introducing Date Syrup to infants.

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