Make your own homemade chocolate syrup in minutes – just like Hershey’s. Makes a mean glass of chocolate milk. Or drizzle on top of ice cream, fruits, desserts – you do you ♥
I’m always on a quest to make things at home that you would usually buy ready made or prepackaged at a store. Sometimes I want a healthier alternative, sometimes I’m trying to save a few bucks & other times I’m just too lazy to go to the store. For whatever motivation, I find myself experimenting often.
I’ve already shared a recipe for Powdered Chocolate Milk Mix. Think Nesquik. It gets mostly good reviews. Except for this one.
Said one reader:
“I am actually disappointed with this. I was really looking forward to a nice cold glass of chocolate milk. But instead I was greeted with a cup of lies and sadness.”
Ouch. So what happened here? I think one of three things. They could be accustomed to store bought, super creamy & chocolatey chocolate milk – which you’ll never make at home by just stirring in a syrup or powder. Sorry, but not sorry.
Perhaps they’re used to chocolate milk made with chocolate syrup which is definitely a sweeter version than powdered.
Or last, they weren’t happy with how it takes some effort to get the powder to dissolve into the milk. Which, I may add, is currently the issue I’ve been having with the store bought powdered stuff I’m using. My kiddo takes a sip, puts it down and by the time she returns for another sip, all the powder has sunk to the bottom. Boohoo.
I’ll say that I have never been a huge fan of chocolate syrup. Not on my ice cream nor in my milk. I swore by the powdered stuff for chocolate milk. Kids & finicky tastes have me singing a different tune these days…
This homemade chocolate syrup is certainly simple to make. Throw it all in a saucepan and heat & stir. That’s it.
Give it a try – it really is impressive. It’s quick, simple & cheap to make. I really prefer the half corn syrup/half sugar version, but go for the all sugar version if you don’t have any corn syrup on hand. The chocolate milk lovers in my house are loving this stuff!
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Homemade DIY Chocolate Syrup
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder regular, unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup water
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- *I recommend regular cocoa powder. I tried Dutch processed - it's just not as good.
- *You may omit the corn syrup and use 1 cup sugar total. The corn syrup version was preferred.
- Combine cocoa powder & water in a saucepan over medium heat.
- Whisk until smooth & thick.
- Add in sugar, corn syrup & salt. Continue to cook & whisk for a few minutes, until mixture comes to a light boil.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
- Store refrigerated in sealed jar.
- For chocolate milk - add 2-3 tablespoons (to taste) to a glass of milk.
Here’s a fun recipe! It’s a microwave chocolate cake for one using chocolate syrup!
Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness
This sounds yummy. I have never thought about making my own chocolate syrups, great idea!!
Thanks Dawn. We go thru a lot of it in my house – so I’m always looking for alternatives 🙂
Stephanie | Worth Whisking
Looks yummy, Amanda! You may have ruined store-bought chocolate syrup for me! 🙂
Thanks Stephanie! It’s always nice to be able to make these things yourself…and it saves a few bucks 🙂
Loved in our house! Did the 1/2 syrup and 1/2 sugar recipe.
Awesome! So glad you all enjoyed it!
Thanks for stooping by Hayley 🙂
How long can I keep this in the fridge?
Thanks! This should keep easily in the fridge for at least a few weeks.
My grandmother made homemade syrups for years. As a child I would watch her cook syrup for milk, ice cream toppings to fudge. The key is your cooking time. Use a good candy thermometer. The longer you boil it, the thicker it will get. If you do not have a thermometer, use a small cup of cold tap water, drop a few drops in and test it by rolling it around in the cup with your fingers. Repeat this process until you have the texture you desire
I would like to make this syrup and send it to my mother, will it spoil being out of the fridge for a few days?
I’ve never tried – but I would guess it would be okay ♥
Thank you, we love it in our almond milk
I’ve made this twice now. I add about double the salt, and double the vanilla and it’s pretty much perfect. Highly recommend mixed in with morning coffee.