On my never-ending quest to continue to get rid of processed junk and make more things from scratch, it never really occurred to me to make my own chocolate syrup. It’s not something we use on a daily basis, but we do tend to keep it on hand for the occasional sundae or glass of chocolate milk. It wasn’t until we had ice cream for dessert one night when I realized that we were out of chocolate syrup, and figured that I would just go ahead and make some. To my surprise, it only requires 5 ingredients, all of which are pantry staples. This homemade version tastes better than the store-bought version, and you don’t have to worry about things like high fructose corn syrup or artificial colors and flavors. So go ahead, have another glass of chocolate milk.
- 1¼ cups sugar
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup water
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- In a small saucepan, whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder until most of the lumps are gone. Add the water and salt and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently.
- Bring to a boil, and cook for a few minutes until thickened, stirring frequently.
- Store in an air-tight container in the fridge.
Source: 52 Kitchen Adventures