Thursday, May 28, 2009

Make your own chocolate syrup

I find that this recipe impresses people. Maybe they figure that chocolate syrup is made in a factory and bottled, I am not sure but people are always surprised when I tell them I make my own chocolate syrup for a fraction of the cost of the store bought kind and is really easy. Funny thing is that I found the recipe on the side of a can of store bought cocoa.

In a saucepan combine:
1 cup cocoa
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups water

Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes stirring constantly

store in an air tight container in the fridge. Mine always gets eaten in about 3 weeks to a month so I am not sure how long this keeps for but I would guess quite a while because it's only cocoa/sugar water. 
I also store mine in an old chocolate syrup container I had left over from when I used to buy it. I wash it between batches though so it doesn't get crusty but you can keep it in any air tight container.

Use this as you would store bought syrup. I like to pour the fresh warm syrup on ice cream, put a little in my coffee, iced coffee or frappuccino, and even make chocolate milk and soy milks with it.



  1. Yum! I have tried doing this, my oldest is very particular about his chocolate milk. He can even tell when I buy a different brand LOL! I know when I made it, I needed to use a lot less than store bought syrup!

  2. Well. This could not have come at a more perfect time ~ our bottle of Nestle Quik ran out this morning!! I whipped up a recipe of this and it's now sitting in my fridge. It's a bit too "dark chocolate" tasting for my liking, so next time, I'll decrease the cocoa a fair bit, but there will definitely be a next time. Quick, easy, inexpensive... what's not to like?!