Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe
This homemade chocolate syrup recipe is so easy – and so wonderful tasting – that you’ll never buy the store bought stuff again!
- Prep Time: 3 mins
- Cook Time: 3 mins
- Total Time: 6 mins
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
- Category: Condiments
- Method: Boiling
- Cuisine: American
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 – 1 cup sugar; lower amount makes “dark chocolate syrup”
- pinch salt
- 1 cup boiling water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Start the water boiling. Mix cocoa, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan. Stir in enough boiling water to form a smooth paste, then stir in the remaining water.
- Bring to a simmer over medium to medium-low heat, stirring often. Let simmer 2-3 minutes (I like the longer time as it makes the syrup a bit thicker), stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and add the vanilla. Let cool.
- Scrape it into a bottle or jar and store in the refrigerator 3-4 weeks (or longer?).
See comments sections for other sweetener options readers have tried.
- Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
- Calories: 30
- Sugar: 6.3g
- Sodium: 1mg
- Fat: 0.4g
- Saturated Fat: 0.2g
- Carbohydrates: 7.7g
- Fiber: 0.8g
- Protein: 0.5g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: chocolate, chocolate syrup, pantry staple, chocolate milk, dessert, chocolate recipe
This recipe has been updated – it was originally published in March 2009.
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