I use whatever dates I can find in my local store. I don't worry over paying more for the fancier medjool dates (that I would have to order online since I live in a small town). It is my understanding that medjool dates are sweeter and softer dates. The cheap dates are sweet enough, and I soak them for a long time to make up for the fact that they are not as soft.
Let's talk about equipment. A food processor would be the easiest option. Even a cheap one like mine would blend it all up nice and smooth very quickly. But a regular blender or an immersion blender would also work. One time, I used this funky hand mixer attachment I found in my cabinets.
Serving Size: 1 tbs.
Servings: varies * Calories: 28 * Carbs: 7g * Fat: 0g * Protein: 0g * Fiber: 1g * Sugar: 6g
1 pkg. dates
- Pack dates into a jar. Make sure the pits are removed.
- Top dates with water. Soak dates in the fridge all day or overnight.
- After soaking, drain water into a clean bowl.
- Blend dates using an immersion blender, regular blender, or food processor. Add soaking water 1 tbs. at a time until desired consistency is reached. For one 8 oz. package of dates, I added in about 8 tbs. of water.
- Cover and store in the fridge.