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Homemade Chocolate Syrup

4.43 from 49 votes
Quick and easy, this Homemade Chocolate Syrup will leave you stunned!
Look at this delicious homemade Chocolate Syrup!

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.

[ What would Chocolate Syrup be without some Homemade Ice Cream? With just 2 ingredients, you can’t really go wrong. Find your flavor here! ]

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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Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe

4.43 from 49 votes
Quick and easy, this Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe will leave you stunned. Store-bought pales by comparison, and there really is no going back!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 20
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Quick and easy, this Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe will leave you stunned. Store-bought pales by comparison, and there really is no going back!
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 20

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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

Recipe Notes

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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Royal
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Royal
2 months ago

Can the syrup be used for drizzle design in cakes

Cbratt
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Cbratt
3 months ago

I made three syrups for a huge party l threw. One syrup following your recipe (for adult smores in a cup), another with one full cup of sugar ( for the kids), and a dark chocolate syrup. I ended up adding a little more sugar to the dark coco powder syrup. Thanks for the recipe! I plan on trying a replacement sugar for my sugar free friends.

Lisa80
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Lisa80
5 months ago

Hi Gemma,

I love the idea of making my own chocolate sauce! Can chocolate chips melted down be used in this recipe instead of cocoa powder? If so, how much should I use? Thanks!

Chelsea
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Chelsea
6 months ago

Hey Gemma! I really love your chocolate sauce recipe as it is low cost and turns out great….My question is can I use this as a chocolate drip to decorate my cake?

Julia
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Julia
6 months ago

Hi Gemma. Love your recipies. I am always trying something of yours. My next project is to make petit fours and I was wondering if I can use this chocolate syrup as a filling in petit fours?

aya
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aya
7 months ago

how long it will stay fresh in room temperature without airtight container?

Tasneem
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Tasneem
7 months ago

Hiii gemma,
Can u please tell me wether i can use homemade chocolate sauce to cover raisins and nuts???
Thankyou

Southern Blackbird
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Southern Blackbird
7 months ago

I just made a batch with Valhrona cocoa, and it’s amazing. So dark and intense, so I added another 1/4 cup of sugar, which was exactly what it needed. You would never notice that it’s almost completely fat free. I am eating some on strawberries and will make your chocolate milk soon. I love hot cocoa and thought it would be delicious with homemade Valhrona chocolate syrup.

Sophia sofia
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Sophia sofia
10 months ago

its such an amazing recipe. So easy and tasteful!!!! I tried also your homemade chocolate milk and it was one of the best i have ever tried.
Thank your for sharing with us your amazing, tasteful and easy recipes.

Sofia

Luna Crystal
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Luna Crystal
11 months ago

Hello Gemma!

I’m bit new to baking and young, and I was wondering that, is it necessary to use vanilla extract?

I’ve always loved your recipes. I’ve tried some of your microwave mug cakes, and my whole family loved them!

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