Thursday, October 16, 2014

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

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.

Chocolate Syrup
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.


  1. This sound so yummy and easy to make. And so much healthier than the bottled stuff. How much do you put for hot cocoa? How long does it keep in the refrigerator?

    1. I don't measure how much I put in cocoa. Just drip some in. Probably a Tablespoon. It should keep in the fridge for months - though I don't expect it to last that long.

  2. Yum! When I was young mama would make chocolate syrup as a treat and we would have it over hot biscuits. I haven't made any in years.

  3. I was just wanting to buy some chocolate syrup but putting if off due to cost. I like making things at home instead, so this is just perfect. Thank you, Gina! I like chocolate syrup in egg creams.
    God bless,

  4. Thanks a lot for these last two posts (recipes).
    I ought to try them sometime!:)
    Have a wonderful day!

  5. Our 10 year old daughter keeps us in chocolate syrup. She does use sucanat and stevia for the sugar. It makes delicious cold chocolate milk, and is good any other way you'd like to use chocolate syrup!

  6. Dear Gina, I found your blog a few days ago and am delighted with all his teachings, from the recipes to their advice as ccreyente in Jesus. I have seen that also recommends some books, but I could tell if any of them could be found in the Spanish language ?. I can read them encentarĂ­a !!
    Thank you very much for this last recipe for chocolate. Thanks for everything.
    Excuse my English. I write from Spain.
    A hug for the whole family.
    Maria. Carmen.

    1. Saludos Maria Carmen, hay un libro en particular que busca? Si me da un titulo, pudia buscarselo.

  7. Yum, this is now on my next time I have a craving list!

  8. I tried this and it was wonderful along with the mocha frappe. I always enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for all the recipes!

  9. If I kept up with my blog reading, I would have saved myself some dollars. I just gave in this week to the pressures of a 10-year old and bought some sauce that won't taste as good, I'm sure.

  10. Add a dash of cinnamon and a splash of vanilla to the syrup to really tease the taste buds! We have been making this for the past year after seeing the ingredients and high sugar content of bought syrup. A winner!

  11. This looks great!! Thanks for sharing!!

  12. Love this recipe, have used it several times. I boil mine for a few minutes so its thick like Hershey syrup. This recipe is a keeper and the kids love it.


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