Home-made Chocolate Syrup

Today I want to share with you a very easy recipe.  I love making at home, food that you would usually buy ready made at the stores.  It is often so much tastier and definitely healthier!  I actually had to make this for another recipe that called for chocolate syrup, which is an item that I never have around, as I have never liked the taste of the store bought stuff (it is usually too sweet and not “chocolatey” enough for me ;-P). Well, let me tell you that I really liked this home-made version!  And so did my girls who finished up whatever was left after I used some in another recipe.  They also liked it in the milk that they have for breakfast!  The original recipe calls for more sugar than what I have used (see ingredient list), but I found it already quite sweet for me.  Anyhow, feel free to use a bit more sugar if you like.  And don’t forget to come back tomorrow for another delicious idea on how to use this chocolate syrup!

Home-made Chocolate Syrup

5.0 from 7 reviews
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Serves: makes 2 cups
  • 65 gms – ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 250 ml – 1 cup water
  • 300 gms – 1 ½ cups sugar (though the original recipe called for 2 cups)
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  1. Mix the cocoa powder and water in a pot. Put it on a medium flame and stir to dissolve the cocoa powder.
  2. Add the sugar and keep stirring until dissolved.
  3. Boil the mixture for 3 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Add the salt and vanilla and stir.
  5. Let it cool down, then pour into a clean glass jar and store it in the fridge.
It keeps for several months in the fridge.
You can use it to top ice cream or other sweets or to make chocolate milk and liquors.

Home-made Chocolate Syrup

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  1. says

    Oooo this is awesome! I ran out of chocolate syrup just this evening for my chocolate milk.. This recipe is better and no preservatives. Ah, this is awesome. Thank you!

  2. Jennifer says

    Thank you! You saved the night. I promised my kids chocolate milk for a reward, but I was out of chocolate syrup!

  3. Kim says

    Yum! I never thought of making my own syrup. I was craving chocolate syrup on ice cream and and looked this up because we had none. I’ll make it forever! Chocolate ice cream, banana slices, almond slivers, shreeded coconut with the syrup over the top! And yes… I’m pregnant :-)
    Thank you!

  4. kim says

    How great! My older sister and I were talking today and we mentioned that we had no idea how to make the chocolate syrup our mother made for us as kids. This was our fav topping for pancakes. Going into kitchen right now to try this. I sure hope its like hers always was…thanks!

    • kim says

      Just had to let you know that I just made this syrup and it tastes just like what our mother used to make for us. Thanks again! It really bought back fond memories of Saturday mornings with pancakes and chocolate syrup and our parents.

  5. lee Fry says

    Tweaked this a bit to make it more ‘adult’ by replacing vanilla with 1/2 tsp chilli powder and it really works, The kick comes in a few seconds after the sweetness and it’s delicious. Just tried it on vanilla ice cream and it was sensational

    • says

      You can try (I have never tried it so I am not sure how it will taste). Remember that you can always use a bit less sugar and that you are not eating it all in one go… this recipe makes enough syrup to last for weeks and you only eat about 1 tablespoon per serving. :-)


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