Homemade caramel

I wasn’t planning on making caramel. This is a great recipe beginning!
I was grocerry shopping online and accidentaly added tamarind. I already have tamaring paste which I use for cooking and I don’t really need more. So i was thinking what else I could do with it. And since fresh tamarind has this sweet and saury taste I thought this can turn into a great caramel paste!

It’s thick, sweet, saury and salty. There are only 2 main ingredients and there is no additional sugar added! This is a kind of caramel you can eat without feeling guilty!


  • 100g tamarind
  • 100g dates
  • water
  • sea salt


Peel tamarind from shells and remove the seeds. If you’re dates have seeds, remove them as well.
Place both, tamarind and dates in the bowl and cover with warm water. Let it soak for about an hour. I added water just to cover the ingredients, not a lot. The dates and tamaring will soak most of the water.
After 1 hour, add some sea salt and blend it all until smooth paste.

Keep it in the refrigerator. Use to top up waffles, oatmeals or in pie!

That’s it : ) Super easy homemade, healthy caramel with unusual flavor!


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