i was looking for an alternative to constantly using agave, as i am trying to wean myself away from the processed (even raw agave has some sort of processing), and accidentally stumbled across the wonderful, slightly sweet and slightly syrupy texture of halawi date soak water. so far, this has been a great substitute, when used along with dates, or with a banana or other solid fruit sweetener. it simply helps to carry the flavor into a flowing, liquid form, without the overbearing tendency of agave nectar. i hope you to can rethink what we consider sweet and delicious, and train your brain and taste buds to appreciate subtlety. enjoy!
water from 6-8 halawi dates, soaked overnight. (i used 8-10oz for soaking).
strain the soak water from the dates, and pour into a glass jar. i've found it to keep well in the fridge for up to a week or so, and the colder *but not frozen* the more of a thick, syrupy texture the water has!