How To Make Date Syrup – A Natural Sweetener

Date Syrup is a natural sweetener that can be used in place of sugar or butter(to rub over a bread slice) and can also be added to cakes, desserts and a lot more recipes.

It is made using dates as the only ingredient. Date is know as dabino in Hausa and is sure very popular not just in the Northern part of Nigeria but all over the world which makes it easily accessible.

Date syrup is a sweet syrup with its own personal taste.

I particularly read that it’s really beneficial for babies too but that is research you have to do personally (not a doctor at all).

Even though it’s popular in some places in the world, their are people that are not familiar with it. So I thought I should try it out on my website.

When boiling, you can decide to cook it till it becomes very thick and if you don’t want it to be very thick, then you can off the heat before it begins getting too thick.

So, let’s begin.


  • 1 1/2 cups of Dates (Dabino)


The first thing is to split each of the dates in half and remove the seed in it.

Then wash the dates well to remove any attached dirt.

After washing, add water a little bit above the dates and allow to soak for 2 hours.

Note: You can soak it overnight for it to be softer if you want.

When the 2 hours is over, turn the soaked dates with the water in a blender and blend till smooth.

With that done, spread a sieve in a bowl and turn the blended dates in it.

Then you sieve it and after that, you squeeze it for the water to be out completely.

Next set a pot on heat and turn the dates water in the pot.

Allow to boil till the it becomes thick.

Note: The thickness depends on your choice.

When it begins getting thick, continue turning with a spatula to avoid it sticking underneath the pot.

When it’s thick enough, off the heat and continue turning till it’s all smooth and lumps free.

And that’s it, out date syrup is ready for consumption.

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