My son is a major chocolate milk drinker. He can go through two bottles of syrup a week ( you know the Hershey brand right?). Anyway, I started looking for a homemade version of chocolate syrup and of course, The Hillbilly Housewife had just the recipe I needed! Have I mentioned how much I love her stuff?
The recipe is simple, easy, and you should have all these items all in your pantry if you keep it stocked like I do!
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 cup tap water
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- In a pan, mix together the water and the cocoa. Add the sugar and continue to stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and boil for a full 3 minutes. Remove the syrup from the heat. Add the salt and vanilla, stirring to blend.
- Once the mixture is completely mixed together, you can pour it in whatever container you have. I just used some little canning jars I had sitting around the house. Now you can use it for chocolate milk, sundaes, or ice cream. It also makes a good dipping chocolate for fruit!