Thursday, September 12, 2013

Chocolate Syrup

So my hubby and I are big kids at heart.  We go crazy over a glass of chocolate milk!  One night, we were craving it, but we didn't have any.  Needless to say, we went without, but I happened to stumble across a recipe on Pinterest for chocolate syrup.  I figured we could give it a shot especially since it was so easy and had only a handful of ingredients compared to real chocolate syrup or chocolate milk mixes!

{Yummy chocolate milk!}

{Mixing cocoa powder, sugar, water and salt in a pan}

{Whisked until smooth}

{As it boils, it grows!  I almost had an accident or two!}

{Cooling down}

{It just barely fit into a pint mason jar!}

{Store in the fridge for up to 3 weeks!}

Chocolate Syrup (like Hershey's Syrup)

Makes 2 cups

3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cup sugar
Dash of salt
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  1. Place cocoa powder, water, sugar, and dash of salt in a large saucepan, like 2 quarts because it does expand while cooking.
  2. Whisk until mixture is smooth.
  3. Heat until mixture boils, stirring occasionally.
  4. Boil for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add vanilla and stir to combine.
  7. Allow to cool completely before putting in a storage container (mixture will be runny but will thicken once cold).
  8. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks (if it lasts that long).
We haven't had this over ice cream or anything, but it tastes just like the syrup you get from the store!  it's much easier to mix into milk.  Plus it really does keep for 3-4 weeks in the fridge!  Can't get much better than that!

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