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Creamy Date Caramel {vegan & no-cook}

5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins


  • 18 300 grams plump, dried dates
  • 1 ½ teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice from ½ small lemon
  • ½ teaspoon 1 gram ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Add the dates to a medium bowl. Add enough hot water just to cover the dates. Let them soak for 15 minutes.
  • Drain the dates, slip the skins off, and add the fruit to the food processor bowl, along with the lemon juice, cinnamon, and salt to the food processor bowl. Pulse a few times to break up the dates, then process until it becomes a creamy, whipped consistency, 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Store in a container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Use on cakes, cookies, ice cream, or in these Gluten-Free Date Bars.