Homemade chocolate syrup is so easy to make. Just five ingredients is all it takes to make this decadent syrup!
Do you get tired of seeing “high fructose corn syrup” on ingredient labels? I know I do. My most recent label reading in the grocery store was on a bottle of chocolate syrup for ice cream. I actually sighed out loud when I read the label and was shaking my head when I placed every single brand back on the shelf! Don’t believe the label when it says “all natural.”
I left the store without the syrup but with a mission to make homemade chocolate syrup. How hard could it be, right? It was really easy! Homemade vanilla extract is super yummy in this naturally gluten free syrup.
When my husband asked for a malt (which is not gluten free, boo!), I was so excited to try out my new and easy homemade chocolate syrup recipe! The best thing about this chocolate syrup is it has 5 simple, natural ingredients that are pantry staples, which means no running out to the grocery at the last-minute. Hubby always has the best attitude about trying my creations even when I don’t tell him ahead of time that it is new! 😉
Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe
1 1/2 cups of water
1 1/2 cups of cane sugar
1 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 dash of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a 2 quart sauce pan, whisk together all the ingredients, except vanilla, over low heat.
- Keep stirring constantly until sauce starts simmering. Simmer one minute and remove from heat.
- Whisk in vanilla. Pour into a glass container (I used a pint canning jar.) Allow to cool and refrigerate. Will keep two to three weeks.
–> Use 100% dark cocoa in place of the unsweetened.
–> Great in chocolate milk.
Guess what? Hubby’s chocolate milkshake was two thumbs up! I love it when I make something new that is a huge hit!
This yummy syrup is also delicious over a bowl of homemade ice cream! Sunday’s are “Ice Cream Sundays” every week so I am tickled pink to have a great new topping for our treat! Why feel guilty eating something so delicious that is made from scratch with love!
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