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
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?!)