Date Syrup

2 1/2 cups | Prep time 30 min. | Cook time 120 min.
8 cups Shields Date “Sugar”
16 cups water
1. Combine all of Shields Date “Sugar” and water in a large pot. Bring to a gentle boil and simmer for about 30 minutes.
2. Allow mixture to completely cool.
3. Place a sleeve over a large bowl and line the sleeve with a piece of cheesecloth or use a nut bag.
4. Squeeze out the excess water from the cooking “date sugar”.
5. Pour the “date sugar” juice into a pot and allow it to come to a gentle simmer. Simmer uncovered for about 40 minutes or until the excess water evaporates and the syrup reduces by approximately half. Dip a spoon into the syrup allowing it to coat the back on the spoon. Note: syrup will become thicker after cooling. If the syrup is too thin return in to the heat a reduce some more, be careful not to over reduce.