Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe

16 servings
20 min

I make chocolate syrup for my kids because we don't do high fructose corn syrup or artificial dyes. This is a really easy 5 ingredient recipe that can be made in just a few minutes, and you can store it for weeks in the fridge.

I really like this chocolate sauce recipe because the ingredients are pantry staples. It uses unsweetened cocoa powder, which I always have on hand.

You can store leftovers in the fridge for a few weeks.

You can also reduce the sugar. You can use Splenda, monk fruit, or your favorite sweetener. I usually use half Splenda and half sugar to reduce the sugar but not affect the taste.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe
Recipe details
  • 16  servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 20 min
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1-2 cups white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon real vanilla
Instructions

In a medium to large saucepan, whisk cocoa powder and water. It will clump at first. Whisk until there are no lumps.
Heat over high heat and whisk until cocoa is completely dissolved.
Add sugar and keep whisking.
Bring to a rolling boil and boil for 3 minutes. Keep whisking.
Remove from heat and add salt and vanilla. Whisk again.
Let cool completely. Store in the refrigerator.
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  • Diane McGee Raezer Diane McGee Raezer on Jun 22, 2022

    1-2 cups white sugar.. What does this mean? Is it 1 cup? Or 2 Cups?

    • JT JT on Jun 27, 2022

      Here is what she said about the sugar. It’s up to your discretion.

      You can also reduce the sugar. You can use Splenda, monk fruit, or your favorite sweetener. I usually use half Splenda and half sugar to reduce the sugar but not affect the taste.

  • Dory Stewart Dory Stewart on Jun 22, 2022

    May I suggest mixing the cocoa with sugar first, then add water. Then there's no clumping.

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