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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Mark and the kids are chocolate milk obsessed but these days, chocolate syrup can cost up to $4.00 or more.  So I found a recipe by Baby Good Buys and made it today.  Let me tell you......................... this is DELISH!  I find that it's better than the store bought version, it's half the price to make and it doesn't contain high fructose corn syrup.  You're family is gonna LOVE you.  This can also be drizzled on cakes, ice cream, anything you would normally drizzle syrup on.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe

Makes about 16 ounces (2 cups)
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Dash salt
  • Use a big saucepan – at least 2 quarts. This will expand when boiling, and overflows will make a big mess on your stovetop!
  • Combine the cocoa powder, water, sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Mix with a whisk until smooth.
  • Stir constantly with a whisk or a wooden spoon until it boils.
  • Allow it to boil for 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Allow to cool.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Syrup will be very thin/watery. Allow to cool completely and it will thicken to about the same consistency as store bought syrup.
Store the syrup in a mason jar or any other container. It will keep for several weeks in the fridge.

Note: I added a tablespoon per cup of milk to make chocolate milk. As with the brand-name chocolate syrup, you can experiment with the proportions to get the taste you’re looking for.

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