Quick and Simple Homemade Chocolate Syrup


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Are you looking for a quick and simple way to make your own chocolate syrup? Here’s how to make homemade chocolate syrup easily at home.

homemade chocolate syrup

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

chocolate syrup

Store bought syrup can be overpriced and loaded with chemicals. When you make it from scratch, you know exactly what’s in it. Plus, you can make as much or as little as you need whenever you want, (so you don’t have leftover syrup sitting in the pantry tempting you when you don’t want it to.)

chocolate syrup

Mix the sugar and cocoa powder together until well blended. Make sure to break up any lumps in either the sugar or cocoa. It’s easier to get rid of the lumps in the dry ingredients first, than it is to try to break them up once the syrup is cooking.

chocolate syrup
chocolate syrup

Add the water and salt, whisking to mix well.

chocolate syrup

Over medium-high heat, bring to a gentle boil. Whisk until thickened, about 3-5 minutes. Keep checking the consistency until it’s as thick as you want it. The longer it cooks, the thicker it will become. It will also get thicker as it cools.

chocolate syrup

When it’s reached the desired thickness, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla flavoring. Let cool.

chocolate syrup

If your syrup ends up thicker than you wanted, it’s easy to fix. You can add in a few drops of water to thin it, or simply put the container into a bowl of warm water for a few minutes before serving. It’s hard to go wrong with chocolate syrup.   

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Mix the sugar and cocoa powder together until well blended. Add the water and salt. Bring to a boil and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla flavoring.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack, Syrup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate syrup, homemade chocolate syrup, syrup

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla flavoring

Instructions

  • Mix the sugar and cocoa powder together until well blended. Make sure to break up any lumps in either the sugar or cocoa. It’s easier to get rid of the lumps in the dry ingredients first, than it is to try to break them up once the syrup is cooking.
    Add the water and salt, whisking to mix well.
    Over medium-high heat, bring to a gentle boil. Whisk until thickened, about 3-5 minutes. The longer it cooks, the thicker it will become. It will also get thicker as it cools.
    When it’s reached the desired thickness, remove from heat and stir in the vanilla flavoring. Let cool. 

Homemade chocolate syrup is great for hot cocoa, baking, and even pancakes or biscuits. Try drizzling it over fresh fruit or, for a truly decadent experience, use it to top a pan full of brownies.

If you’re looking for more syrup ideas, check out these posts for a quick and easy simple syrup and buttery homemade pancake syrup.

homemade pancake syrup

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