Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe

I ran out of chocolate syrup, but had a craving for chocolate milk. I didn't feel like getting out just for chocolate syrup. So, I found the recipe below. The great thing is that it is much cheaper, preservative free, you more than likely already have the ingredients on hand, and it tastes great in chocolate milk and on ice cream!

Homemade Chocolate Syrup
recipe courtesy of Recipezaar....**I halved the recipe below

1/2 c. cocoa powder
3/4 c. sugar

3/4 c. water
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Whisk together cocoa, salt and sugar. Add water, and cocoa/sugar mixture to a 3 qt pot. Boil for 2-5 minutes (I boiled for 3 minutes), whisking continuously. Take off heat and add vanilla. Transfer to another container (jar, clean old syrup container, etc.) and store in the refrigerator.



Emily said...

Do you know how long it stays good in the fridge?

I'm trying to get Cason off of high fructose corn syrup and the chocolate syrup and capri suns have been the last two hold outs, so this is perfect! Now I'll patiently wait while you find the recipe for capri suns.

Aubrey said...

It should stay good for a while, since none of the ingredients are perishable. But, I'd make the half batch (the one I listed) and go with that first.

It really is pretty good (very chocolaty)...he may even like it better than Hershey's! It only takes about 5 minutes to make, which is nice, too!

Elizabeth said...

Aubrey, you're something else. I totally would have just drove to Braum's or Walmart. No. That's a lie. I would have just drunk my milk plain wishing it was chocolaty.

Can you be my mommy?

shannah said...

You are so smart. I love this. I'm going to be trying this out very soon. Thank you so much for this post.

Homemade Chocolate said...

Great post. I will definitely try it.

How to chocolate guru said...

Interesting recipe. I'm looking forward to try it.