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Date Caramel Sauce

Simple caramel date sauce for ice cream, pie and cakes

4.5 from 2 reviews

This simple and healthy date sauce is creamy caramel perfection. With only 2 ingredients, it’s easy to make. Use it as a frosting, glaze, or dip. See the section above for details on how to culture the cream for a boost of probiotics.

Ingredients

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  • 8 large Medjool dates, pits removed
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of whipping cream
  • Flavors, see above

Instructions

  1. Place dates and water in a blender. Pulse until you have a smooth paste.
  2. Mix in the whipping cream and any additional flavors. Either stir in the cream or continue to pulse the blender, depending on whether you want a thin glaze or thick spread. Whipping cream will thicken the more it is blended (see the section above for more details).
  3. Store the date sauce in a jar in the fridge and use it within 1 week.

Notes

  • It is important to use the large, soft Medjool dates in this recipe. Other dried dates won’t blend as nicely and won’t be as caramelly sweet.
  • Since this date sauce isn’t cooked, it’s a great way to get little extra probiotics into your diet. Simply use cultured whipping cream. It not only adds probiotics, but it will also add flavor and depth to your sauce!
  • I don’t have a great blender, so my date sauce isn’t quite as smooth as I would like. This recipe is even better if you have a high-quality blender.

Keywords: gluten free, refined sugar free, healthy, probiotic, frosting, icing, dip, glaze, party, holiday, celebration, 2-ingredient, 10 minutes or less