Quick and easy, this Homemade Chocolate Syrup will leave you stunned!
Hi Bold Bakers!
One of my favorite things to show you bakers how to do is take simple ingredients and turn them into the building blocks for showstopping desserts. This recipe for my Homemade Chocolate Syrup is an absolute staple. From topping off my S’more Ice Cream Sundae (with Marshmallow Sauce) to drizzling over my No-Bake Cheesecakes or Best Ever Brownies, there are few that don’t go well with a bit of chocolate sauce. This Chocolate Syrup is rich, thick and packs a crazy chocolate punch.
Store-bought chocolate sauce pales by comparison, once you try this there really is no going back!
What’s in Chocolate Syrup?
While the stuff you get in a supermarket is loaded with extra ingredients, like flavors, colors, and preservatives, this Homemade Chocolate Syrup recipe consists of only 5 ingredients you most definitely already have on hand. Comprised of only water, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt, this sauce is the real deal. It’s perfectly balanced thanks to not too much sugar, and good quality cocoa. I bet you thought it would be a lot more complicated than that, but that’s really all you need to make a killer Chocolate Syrup.
How to Make Chocolate Syrup
Ok, here is the best part about this recipe: it comes together in under 2 minutes and I am not lying. This Chocolate Syrup is really just a matter of combining everything in a saucepan and simmering for not longer than a snappy minute and a half. After that the cocoa and sugar have really done their thing, the vanilla and salt help to perfectly balance and bring out the flavor of the chocolate, and all that’s left for you to do is give it a try!
How to Store Chocolate Syrup
To store my Chocolate Syrup, I transfer it to an airtight container and pop it in the fridge. It will last at least 12 weeks (but I have had mine for longer). Once you make this Chocolate Syrup I promise you’ll be finding ways to make it rain— chocolate that is!
Want to hear something awesome?? You can use this Homemade Chocolate Syrup to make Homemade Chocolate Milk. If you would like to use a more natural sugar in this recipe that will work just fine. Reference my How to Substitute Sugar Chart.
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Quick and easy, this Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe will leave you stunned. Store-bought pales by comparison, and there really is no going back!
- 1 cup (8floz/225ml) water
- 1/4 cup (2oz/57g) sugar (check notes to use natural sugars)
- 3/4 cup (3oz/85g) unsweetened cocoa
- 1 1/2 teasppon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and simmer for no longer than 1 minute.
Transfer to an air tight container and store in the fridge for 12 weeks
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If you would like to use a more natural sugar in this recipe that will work just fine. Reference my How to Substitute Sugar Chart.
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