Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe

It is Valentine’s day and two things that go together more than Valentines day and Chocolate. How about a great chocolate syrup recipe? You can make your own chocolate syrup the frugal way. We don’t eat a lot of chocolate here, since Little Face is allergic. I know that sounds horrible to be allergic to chocolate, but I was allergic to chocolate too when I was little. Thank goodness I grew out of that one! I feel he will grow out of it in time too. Using this chocolate syrup recipe is great for a little drizzle for those of us who love chocolate in this house.

Chocolate Syrup Recipe

 Chocolate Syrup Recipe

I have found several recipes that require you make a ton of chocolate syrup. We don’t need that much, so feel free to double or triple if your family is a bunch of chocoholics. I made just enough for us to use before I feel like it will go bad. 

Ingredients for Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe:

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

1/2 unsweetened cocoa
1 cup sugar
1 tsp cornstarch (to thicken the syrup, not needed)
1 cup cold water
1 tsp vanilla (vanilla extract recipe)
pinch of salt

How to make Chocolate Syrup:

1. Whisk together the dry ingredients: cocoa, sugar and salt.

2. In a pot, slowly whisk in cold water and corn starch to make sure it is completely dissolved.

3. Cook over a med heat, whisking to combine until nice and glistening. This helps dissolve the sugar in the water to make the syrup. Now is a good time to test just a little.

4. Once the chocolate concoction has cooled, add the vanilla. Mix to combine.

5. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use on whatever you like.

This chocolate syrup recipe doesn’t contain any high fructose corn syrup or anything artificial. I never bought the over stuff, since it had high fructose corn syrup as the top ingredient. I am not sure this is considered healthy, but it is better than the store bought stuff. My motto is: everything is OK in moderation. The kids just love we have chocolate syrup again.

This would be great to use on pancakes, in a little milk for chocolate milk, smoothies or make coffee for an awesome mocha. Follow me on Facebook and Pinterest for more homemade recipes.

What would you use this chocolate syrup on? (remember this IS a family friendly blog)

Comments

  1. I have to agree and think that this recipe would be much healthier! Looks great. Thank you for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Hope you come back this week with another great recipe. Please add a link back to our blog in this recipe.

  2. Yum! Can you thicken it up for covering cookies? Have you tried that? Thanks for sharing & linking up @ DearCreatives.com

  3. I LOVE how easy this is!!
    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

  4. This chocolate syrup looks divine! I would love it on pancakes and my little ones would definitely have it on vanilla ice cream! Yum! Mel, visiting from Tots100 Be Inspired – Chocolate

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