Date caramel is the absolute best thing ever as a pie filling. Caramel cream pie anyone? This is the caramel you need!
Need a caramel swirl in your homemade ice cream recipe?
This is the caramel you need!
Use it in your pies, your sundaes, your ice creams, wherever you may think to yourself: ah….some caramel sauce would be so nice right now….THIS is the caramel you need.
It’s beyond beyond beyond delicious.
It’s so rich, creamy, smooth and caramel-y, you just can’t beat it.
Add a little vanilla extract for a variation in flavor that’s also beyond beyond.
And on top of all that? It’s healthy. Fruit I tell you. Fruit. That’s all there is to say about that!
Tuck in joyfully, gleefully, jubilantly, ecstatically, enthusiastically!
Your dates need to be moist and soft for best results in this recipe. If they are not, then soak them first.
You will love this date caramel – it’s rich, smooth, creamy and the taste is pure caramel delight!
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- 2 cups (350g) pitted chopped dates (Approximately 40 medium dates)
- 1 14 oz (400ml) can Coconut Cream
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract (optional)
- Place the can of coconut cream in the coldest part of your refrigerator and leave there overnight.
- When you're ready to make your date caramel, remove from the refrigerator, open the can and scoop out only the cream section that has risen to the top, leaving the water behind.
- You will use only this cream portion in your date caramel.
- Place your pitted dates in the food processor and process on the S blade. If you're using vanilla extract add it in.
- The dates will initially form a giant ball of toffee.
- Continue to process beyond this point until the giant ball begins to break up.
- You can also stop the processor and break it up with your hands, and then start it up again.
- The ball will get smaller as more of it sticks to the sides.
- Switch off the processor, scrape off the sides with a spoon and switch it back on.
- While the processor is running, begin adding the cream slowly until it has all been added.
- Process for a minute or so and then stop the machine and scrape down the sides.
- Continue to process until it is completely smooth and creamy.
- Processing time is around 10-12 minutes.