Freeze Dried Date Sugar


Pitted Medjool Dates - or - other pitted dates of choice


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Freeze Dried Date Sugar

May 15, 2023Brenda Brink
A Freeze Dried Pantry Recipe
Contributed By: Live. Life. Simple.

1 pound of Medjool Dates will make about 1 medium Tray*


  1. Add 2 cups of water to a high powered blender, add 15 Dates to the water, and puree until smooth. 
  2. Line your tray with parchment, and then spread the date puree out onto your tray, do not fill more than half way. 
  3. Repeat step 1 until your trays are filled half way. 
  4. Add dividers set to 40 portions. 
  5. Freeze until frozen solid (this will save a lot of time in your machine)
  6. Change the initial freeze setting on your freeze dryer to -20℉, set the dry temp to 135℉, save and hit Start. Let your machine cool before putting the frozen date puree in. Run a regular Freeze Drying Cycle, not a Candy Cycle. 
  7. Freeze Dry
  8. Pull out the date puree, remove dividers, and put in the freezer. 
  9. Defrost your machine. 
  10. Freeze Dry again, using the same settings from step 6. 
  11. Let sit  a few minutes once removed from the machine, then powder. 
  12. Store Appropriately (See Tips and Tricks for storage help)


Cycle Time:

First cycle 40+ hours (no pre freeze) Second cycle 8 hours


Use instead of white cane sugar, in coffee etc.


* Large Tray = 8 Cups/tray   Medium = 6 Cups/Tray   Small = 4 Cups/Tray

Cycle times & rehydration for reference only. Your results may vary.

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