Sunday, January 15, 2012

Homemade Chocolate Syrup


I really enjoy a cold glass of chocolate milk every now and then, but chocolate milk and chocolate syrup are one of those grocery items that I don't normally buy because honestly, they are not a necessity like so many other things we need.  

The solution to this is to make chocolate syrup at home using ingredients you probably already have on hand. This recipe is very easy to make and will save you money. Yesterday, I made a batch and here is what the finished product looks like:



Here is what you will need to make this at home:

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Ingredients:

1/2 cup cocoa 
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:
In a medium saucepan, mix together the sugar and cocoa powder until most of the lumps are gone. Add water and salt and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently. Bring to a boil and cook for a few minutes, until thickened, continuing to stir frequently. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes, then add vanilla extract. Store in air tight container in the fridge.

All you have to do now is stir a couple of teaspoons into a glass of milk. If I am doubling this recipe I do not double the sugar and will only use 1 & 1/2 cups of sugar instead. I can't tell the difference and neither can my daughter. You can play around with the sugar and see how your family likes this.  Now, whenever the craving for a glass of chocolate milk hits me, I'll be ready. :)

 Belinda 
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2 comments :

  1. Haven't made this in some time, I've been buying ALdi's version which is similar to Hershey's. I need to go back to that both as a cost savings measure and because it's healthier with no HSCS! Thanks for posting the recipe.

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  2. Definitely better for us without the HFCS. :)

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