May 09
Homemade Chocolate Syrup5 Comments

DIY Chocolate Syrup

I despise milk. I really have no desire to drink it.  I can handle it in milkshakes and a little bit with cereal, but that’s it. I know it is good for me and I know I should drink the recommended amount every day. The thing is I would just rather get my calcium some other way, I wonder how much cheese I need to eat for that, anyone? Even though I don’t like milk, I hold a dear place in my heart for chocolate milk. Chocolate makes everything better, doesn’t it? So in order for myself to be a little bit more conscious of getting my calcium intake, I decided to try making my own chocolate syrup at home. I used to buy the bottle, but when I really looked at the ingredients and could barely read any of them that scared me a little. Plus, I love being able to make things at home rather than buy them from the store.

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The coolest part about this syrup, besides the many uses for it, is that it only takes 4 ingredients to make it. And those four ingredients happen to always be in my pantry ready to go. I am able to whip this up at a moment’s notice or whenever that craving for chocolate milk rolls around which usually happens after a good workout. I can also use this for when I want a mocha or to add a little something to some vanilla ice cream. The possibilities are endless. It is ridiculously easy to make and much better for you too.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp vanilla extract

What you’ll do:

In a medium sauce pan, whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder, making sure to break up any lumps in the cocoa. Turn the heat to medium-high and stir in the water and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Once it has reached a boil, reduce heat to low and continue to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, allowing the mixture to thicken. Once the mixture has thickened remove the pan from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla. Store in the refrigerator.

Use for chocolate milk, ice cream topping, brownie topping, or any recipe that calls for chocolate syrup.

Source: As seen on Sunny Side up in San Diego, who got it from Annie’s Eats

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5 Responses to Homemade Chocolate Syrup

  1. terry says:

    That seems easy and I too always have those items in the pantry!
    Btw, I also hate milk~ just in cereal and chocolate milk or coffee milkshake!

  2. Jessica says:

    This reminds me that I need to make a batch now that I’m settled in my new kitchen! Chocolate does make everything better!

    LOVE these photos :)

  3. Zee says:

    Chocolate is a cure to every thing. The only prblem is that whenevr I have chocolate syrup in my pantry, I end up finishing it up too quickly.

  4. I love this, thanks.

    Have pinned it for another day.

  5. Jenny D says:

    I just made this and so far I love it! I have only tried it one way, right off the whisk but seriously, is that not the best way? I love that its simple and uses on-hand ingredients. It has a good deep chocolate taste. I can’t wait to try it out in many different ways!

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