Homemade Chocolate Syrup!

I have chocolate milk girls. They love it and we have bought a substantial amount of chocolate syrup over the years…Nesquick, Hersheys, and store brand.
I recently came across an easy looking (only 5 ingredient) recipe for Homemade Chocolate Syrup from 52 Kitchen Adventures and was compelled to try it, especially after taking a look at the back side of the bottle of store brand currently sitting in our fridge. The first two ingredients listed are High Fructose Corn Syrup and Corn Syrup. Blech.
I figured this homemade version would probably be similair in taste and consistency and I would simply be omitting a bunch of unnecessary corn syrup from the girls’ chocolate milk splurges.
I was completely wrong.
After making this fool-proof recipe just once, I know we will not be buying chocolate syrup from the store ever again. Not only is this syrup thick, the flavor is rich, smooth, real chocolate. I am completely impressed! Try it for yourself, you won’t be disappointed!
Homemade Chocolate Syrup
borrowed from 52 Kitchen Adventures
 
Ingredients: (please note: no corn syrups!)
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup water
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Directions:
In a medium saucepan, whisk sugar and cocoa powder to get rid of any lumps. Add water, salt and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently. Bring to a boil and cook until thickened, continuing to stir. You’ll notice the syrup beginning to thicken as it boils. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes, add vanilla extract.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-4 weeks. (Like it will last that long at my house?!)
Enjoy!(Yield: 12oz)

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8 Responses

  1. Tara says:

    I can’t wait to try this. Do you hVe to store it in the fridge?

    • Tara says:

      And can I swap out the water for milk?

      • SavingCmnCents says:

        Hi, Tara,
        I haven’t tried that, but I would think it would be fine and possibly make it a little bit thicker and richer. I think I might try it with milk for my next batch! 🙂

    • SavingCmnCents says:

      Hi, Tara,
      I do store mine in the fridge for best results. Although, truth is…it doesn’t last too long at our house before it’s consumed! lol

  2. shellie says:

    I love it thank you 🙂

  3. This sounds amazing. I wonder if I could use hot chocolate mix (since I don’t have cocoa powder in my house).

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