Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

We ran out of chocolate syrup several weeks ago.  Wanting ice cream with chocolate syrup, I made some instead of running out to the store. It turned out just perfect. 

I found this recipe at the Hillbilly Housewife site.  Here's her link.  It's easy to do and fast!  You only cook it for 3 minutes and I had all of the ingredients needed since it only requires cocoa, sugar, water, salt & vanilla.  The only hard part was waiting on it to cool.

I store mine in a glass jar but you could refill you old chocolate syrup bottle and your family would never know the difference. 

It passed the "Doug" test and that's all our family needs ha! 

I made a delicious glass of chocolate milk with it and also made myself a big honkin' chocolate sundae with peanuts for dessert the other night.  It's mighty fine stuff!

Here's how I made Homemade Chocolate Syrup AT HOME MY WAY:

Homemade Chocolate Syrup
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 cup tap water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Find a 2 quart saucepan. In it, mix the cocoa and water with a wire whisk or fork. Heat the chocolate water over medium heat, stirring occasionally. (It swells when it starts a full rolling boil so make sure your pot allows room for expansion.) 

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.

Pour the syrup into a clean pint sized canning jar or other container with a good lid.  Store in the fridge.

*This is the stuff I had ran out of and I took a picture of the ingredients list.  Hmmm... more than 5 ingredients on there.

Just to check, I took a picture of my cocoa ingredients.  Yep.  Just "cocoa!"
THIS SUNDAE WAS SO DELICIOUS!  Definitely cheaper than hitting the DQ!  And I have all the stuff to make lots more sundaes!  Bring it on!

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