Put strawberries, dates and water in a medium pot, cover and bring to a boil. This takes about 5-7 minutes depending on your stove top.
Uncover and boil for 5-7 minutes. You can keep it covered if your pot is large enough but taking the cover off will help make sure it doesn't boil over.
Pour into a blender and blend on high until smooth. Careful because it will be hot.
Once cool enough, pour through a fine mesh strainer or nut milk bag to get all the pieces out. Use a large bowl or even the pot you boiled it in. If using a bowl, return strained liquid to the pot and boil with the top off until it thickens to your liking. I did about 10 minutes. Allow to cool and transfer to an airtight container like a jar.
To use right away, you can blend with milk right in the blender to get it nice and frothy, using about 2-3 tablespoons of syrup per 8 ounces of milk. Drink warm or allow to cool in the fridge.
To store for later, place in the refrigerator. When ready to use, combine 2 tablespoons syrup for each 8 ounces of milk and mix well.
I used frozen strawberries, but fresh will also work. Just watch it while it boils as you may need less time.
If you prefer, you can also sub the dates with maple syrup. Start with 1/2 cup and test sweetness.