Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

A day without chocolate syrup is like a day without sunshine to my daughters. They seem to enjoy chocolate syrup on everything. Our supply was running low today, when I remembered that I had seen a Pin on Pinterest for chocolate sauce. It is a very simple recipe using five ingredients and no high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, or strange chemicals. The taste is an intense, pure, and natural chocolate flavor.

  The only ingredients missing from this photo are salt and water.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup 
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2  teaspoons vanilla extract 

1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar and cocoa powder until most of the lumps are gone.  Add water and salt and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently. Bring to a boil and cook for a few minutes, until thickened, continuing to stir frequently.  Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes, then add vanilla extract. Store in an air tight container in the fridge and enjoy within 2-4 weeks.

To make chocolate milk, add 1 tablespoon of chocolate sauce to a cup of milk and stir until combined.

Rich and delicious! I may never buy Hershey's Syrup again. 

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