This easy to make Homemade Chocolate Syrup is better than store bought. Perfect used as a sauce or enjoyed mixed with hot or cold milk. It makes a delicious Hot Chocolate!
I would often make this syrup for my kids when they were little. Sometimes instead of serving an espresso to our friends, I would serve a deliciously rich Hot Chocolate topped with whipped cream. They had never had hot chocolate before and were extremely impressed!
How to make it
In a medium pot whisk together the sifted cocoa, sugar and salt.
Turn on the heat to medium/low and slowly add the cold water, stirring continuously. Bring the mixture to a boil, continue stirring and boil for 3 minutes. Remove the chocolate syrup from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
Pour into a glass jar, let cool, then close with a tight fitting lid and refrigerate. It should be refrigerated within 2 hours of being made.
Tips for making it
Be sure to sift the cocoa before adding to the pot, cocoa can sometimes be lumpy. It is a good idea to purchase a good quality cocoa it makes for the best syrup. The recipe calls for 1 – 1 1/2 cups of granulated sugar, I used 1 cup and found it sweet enough. I think if you like it sweeter you could either add more sugar or add about a teaspoon when you make your hot or cold drink.
How to store it
The chocolate syrup should be stored in the fridge, stir well before using. It will keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.
What can I use it for?
It makes the perfect topping for ice cream, or even on a slice of cake. You can even warm it up before pouring over your favourite dessert. Use it to make a milk shake or hot chocolate. Add 2 tablespoons of syrup to a cup of milk, whether hot or cold.
More Delicious Chocolate Recipes
So if you are looking for a quick and easy chocolate syrup then I hope you try this 5 ingredient Homemade Chocolate Syrup and let me know what you think. Enjoy!
Homemade Chocolate Syrup
- 1 cup cocoa (unsweetened, sifted good quality) (100 grams)
- 1-1 ½ cups granulated sugar (200-300 grams)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cold water (240 grams)
- 1-2 teaspoon vanilla
- In a medium pot whisk together the sifted cocoa, sugar and salt, place the pot on low/medium heat and slowly add the water, while whisking continuously , bring to a boil and boil for 3 minutes, all the while whisking. The mixture should smooth and start to thicken. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour into a clean heat proof glass jar or bottle, let cool for about 30 minutes, then refrigerate. It will thicken while cooling. Enjoy.