Homemade chocolate syrup is a simple blend of water, sugar and cocoa. Vanilla and salt can add some extra flavor to the mixture.
Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe
This recipe was originally featured on "Good Eats" on the Food Network, courtesy of Alton Brown. It is available on the Food Network website. It is easy to prepare and yields 5 cups of syrup. Reviewers rate the recipe very highly.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Ready in: 20 minutes
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 3 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 cups cocoa
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons corn syrup
- Boil the water and sugar
- Add the other ingredients
- Let the syrup thicken
- Add to bottles
Mix the water and sugar together in a small pot. Bring the mixture to a boil.
Add the remaining ingredients to the sugar and water mixture. Blend the mixture with a whisk and remove all lumps.
Cook the syrup until it reduces and begins to thicken.
Strain the syrup and let it cool before pouring it into squeeze bottles.
This chocolate syrup makes a fantastic topping for ice cream. It is also a key ingredient for making natural homemade chocolate milk or hot chocolate.