Chocolate syrup is so easy to make that there is no reason to ever buy syrup in a bottle. I like to keep this in the fridge for an impromptu ice cream sundae, frappe, or chocolate milk.
I've tried several recipes but I like this for its simplicity (only three ingredients) and because it stays liquid even in the fridge.
For years I used this cocoa mix recipe for hot cocoa in the winter, but it took so much whisking to blend into the milk. Recently I found that this chocolate syrup works much better to make cocoa.
I'm sure you could replace the sugar with a healthier sweetener alternative. Personally I figure that the small amount I use - I'm just going to enjoy the sugar.
Makes 3 cups
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cup water
1 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
Mix together. Heat to boiling. Cool. Store in refrigerator.