It is so funny to me the ingredients I used to take for granted. I mean if you want chocolate milk you have to buy chocolate syrup at the store. Right?! WRONG! You can make your own homemade chocolate syrup for a fraction of the price that tastes so much better than store bought. Folks this stuff will blow your mind! You can even get creative and add some peppermint extract to make Mint Chocolate Syrup, or substitute in Orange extract for a Chocolate Orange Syrup. I will never buy store bought chocolate syrup again!
- 1 Cup Cocoa Powder
- 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Cup Water
- 1 TBSP Vanilla extract
- Dash of salt
- In a saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the cocoa powder, sugar, salt, and water. Continue to whisk until boiling.
- Continue boiling until mixture thickens, about 3 minutes. The mix will be thin, but will thicken as it cools.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Allow to cool.
- Store in an airtight glass container or plastic squeeze bottle.
- Syrup will keep for up to one month in the fridge.
This couldn’t be any easier. Everyone in the pot over medium heat and then get to whisking.
This is what it should look like as it starts to come together. Just keep stirring as it thickens.
I found these bottles at the dollar store. I used a funnel to fill it. Now if I was just paying attention to how much I was pouring instead of trying to take a picture, I wouldn’t have made such a mess.
I turned my back to get a glass of milk and my 5 year old was squeezing the bottle to get it to ooze syrup. LOL. I am pretty sure it is a hit!