Easy Chocolate Syrup

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Make your own chocolate sauce - with no corn syrup! Cooks up in minutes, and is ready to make easy chocolate milk or drizzle over ice cream, into coffee or hot chocolate, or over cakes or cupcakes! Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

Before we get to the easy chocolate syrup recipe, it’s time for a quick lesson in food labeling. Did you know that ingredients are listed on a package in order of quantity in a recipe? The first three ingredients make up the bulk of any product you purchase. Think about this next time you’re shopping, especially if you’re looking for chocolate syrup. The first three ingredients in most major brands are: high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and water. Cocoa doesn’t even make an appearance until #4-6 depending on the brand. Let’s not do that. And since it takes less time to make your own chocolate syrup than run to the store, let’s make this instead.

In the next post I’ll share why I *had to* make chocolate syrup, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized there are many good reasons to whip up a batch. First of all, chocolate syrup in a pretty bottle with a bow makes a great gift! Seriously, just change the color of the bow and you have a darling present for basically any occasion. Second, keeping some on hand allows you to make chocolate milk in no time just like when you were a kid. Third, while the bulk of the store bought stuff is corn syrup, yours doesn’t have to have ANY. At all. NO corn syrup required. Fourth, you likely have everything you need in your house right now.

Make your own chocolate sauce - with no corn syrup! Cooks up in minutes, and is ready to make easy chocolate milk or drizzle over ice cream, into coffee or hot chocolate, or over cakes or cupcakes! Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

This recipe is ever so slightly modified from Alton Brown’s recipe in two ways. I cut down the recipe so it only makes a little over two cups of syrup, adjusted the cooking time, and I substituted honey for the corn syrup. If you need a vegan version, use maple syrup. And if all you have on hand is corn syrup, there’s only a little called for in the recipe, no need to stress. My only request is that you please do not skip using an invert sugar or your syrup will quickly crystallize and will not maintain that nice smooth syrup consistency you’re looking for.

Make your own chocolate sauce - with no corn syrup! Cooks up in minutes, and is ready to make easy chocolate milk or drizzle over ice cream, into coffee or hot chocolate, or over cakes or cupcakes! Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

The syrup got a thumbs up from the Godfather, and Princess A loved it as chocolate milk! I love that it lasts a few weeks in the fridge, it’s quick to prepare, and it’s a better “treat” option for my family. Enjoy!

Make your own chocolate sauce - with no corn syrup! Cooks up in minutes, and is ready to make easy chocolate milk or drizzle over ice cream, into coffee or hot chocolate, or over cakes or cupcakes! Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com
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Easy Chocolate Syrup

Course Dessert
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 2 .5 cups
Author Goodie Godmother

Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder I used this organic cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Mix the water and sugar in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Stir in the honey, then add the cocoa powder and salt. Cook 1 minute longer while whisking well to combine and break up any lumps.
  3. Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
  4. Strain the sauce through a sieve into a mason jar or other storage container. Refrigerate.

Make your own chocolate sauce - with no corn syrup! Cooks up in minutes, and is ready to make easy chocolate milk or drizzle over ice cream, into coffee or hot chocolate, or over cakes or cupcakes! Recipe on GoodieGodmother.com

 

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9 Comments on Easy Chocolate Syrup

  1. Hillary
    January 17, 2016 at 10:07 pm (2 years ago)

    Don’t even need to taste it to know it beats the store-bought stuff! Love this idea; must try. (more cocoa, less corn syrup!)

    Reply
  2. Whitney @ That Square Plate
    January 16, 2016 at 8:21 pm (2 years ago)

    I love how easy this is, I’ve never thought of making my own chocolate syrup, but it’s my fav ice cream topping! Need to try soon, I think my picky younger bro would approve too!

    Reply
  3. Paige @ Where Latin Meets Lagniappe
    January 15, 2016 at 6:38 pm (2 years ago)

    Can I just tell you how much I love that you used honey rather than corn syrup? And Mary, this just looks ridiculous delicious. I am sitting here thinking about whether I have ice cream in my fridge, because I have all the ingredients to make this!

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  4. Whitney
    January 12, 2016 at 11:05 am (2 years ago)

    I’ve never made chocolate syrup, but now I will. I would put this on EVERYTHING. Everything, I tell you!

    Reply
  5. Byron Thomas
    January 11, 2016 at 7:44 am (2 years ago)

    Who doesn’t need chocolate syrup in their lives? You mentioned that it lasts a few weeks in the fridge – I’m not sure if I could use up two cups of syrup that quickly. Can I half this recipe? Or will it need any adjustments?

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    • The Godmother
      January 11, 2016 at 8:53 am (2 years ago)

      If you don’t want to share half with a neighbor who will adore you forever, you can halve the recipe. 😉 It’s very easy to scale.

      Reply
  6. Tara
    January 4, 2016 at 1:17 pm (2 years ago)

    This will be perfect for my sister!

    Reply
  7. Meaghan | Cook. Craft. Love.
    December 28, 2015 at 2:08 pm (2 years ago)

    I’m making this today! Can’t wait to never have to buy chocolate syrup ever again!

    Reply

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