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Homemade Chocolate Syrup

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It is easier than you think to make homemade chocolate syrup. In just 10 minutes you can transform ingredients like sugar, cocoa powder, salt, water, and vanilla into a delicious homemade chocolate syrup that your family will love! I love being able to pull out simple pantry ingredients to make a delicious chocolate sauce any time of the night or day.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

I remember the first time I made homemade chocolate syrup. We had just made s’mores no-churn ice cream and I wanted to drizzle some chocolate sauce on top, only to discover we were all out! 

I quickly decided it was time to make a straightforward homemade chocolate syrup so this would never happen again! I added a little of this and a little of that and made a pretty good sauce. Since then I have been perfecting it until I have found just the right combination. 

Easy Homemade Chocolate Syrup

You will love this easy homemade chocolate syrup! It keeps nicely, is easy to make, is way cheaper than buying it at the store, and tastes so delicious! Once you make it, you will no longer add chocolate sauce to your grocery list! 

Easy Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar 
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s)
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 

How to Make Homemade Chocolate Syrup

  • In a medium saucepan, mix together the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Stir in the water. 
  • Cook over medium-high heat, frequently stirring until it comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and continue to simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. 
  • Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. 
  • Allow the syrup to cool and pour it into a glass jar or bottle.
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Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • For the best flavor, you will want to let the chocolate syrup cool down prior to using it. 
  • As your chocolate syrup cools, it will thicken as it sits in the fridge. This will make it perfect for adding to the top of your favorite ice cream topping. 
  • If you would like a sweeter syrup you can add additional sugar. Add it in a tablespoon at a time. If you would like a more bitter syrup, omit the sugar a tablespoon at a time. 
  • For a more creamy syrup, swap out the water for milk. 
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Storage

Your homemade chocolate syrup will store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks when stored in an airtight container. 

Easy Homemade Chocolate Syrup

How can I use this homemade chocolate syrup?

There are so many ways to use this easy homemade chocolate syrup. 

  • Mix the syrup into cold milk to make chocolate milk or hot milk for hot cocoa. 
  • You can also use it as a dip for strawberries and bananas.
  • Or add to the top of your favorite ice cream flavor. 
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Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

It is easier than you think to make homemade chocolate syrup. In just 10 minutes you can transform ingredients like sugar, cocoa powder, salt, water, and vanilla into a delicious creamy easy homemade chocolate syrup that your family will love!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s)
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, mix together the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Stir in the water. 
  2. Cook over medium-high heat, frequently stirring, until it comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and continue to simmer for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. 
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract. 
  4. Allow the syrup to cool and pour it into a glass jar or bottle.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 79Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 22mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 1gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

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