Homemade Sweetener

to make your own sweetener, where you know what all the ingredients are? Look no further! This homemade sweetener has just 3 ingredients, and one of them is water! Don’t forget – this is still a sweetener. Sugar is still sugar. But this recipe will help you avoid the nasty chemicals typically found in store-bought sweeteners, so enjoy! And while you’re at it, go check out Barefoot Coconut – the creator of this genius recipe. Scroll down for the ingredients and directions.

Date Paste

Prep Time: 10 minutes


Serves: Makes 1 jar

  • 1 cup dates
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Add all ingredients to blender and blend.
  2. Store in an air-tight container in the refrigerator.
  3. Enjoy whenever you like!

Rebecca Hughes

Recipe By: Rebecca Hughes

Rebecca is a fruit obsessed, yoga and pull up fanatic who spends a lot of the time outdoors with her GSP dogs. As a certified personal trainer she has learned a lot along the way, especially on nutrition.

She runs Barefoot Coconut, an online resource to help you feel good in all manners of health, nutrition and fitness. Rebecca aims to educate, inspire and share her passions with a fruitful active way of life!