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The BEST Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Make your own rich and creamy Homemade Chocolate Syrup with this easy recipe! All you need is cocoa powder, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract! 

Chocolate Syrup Recipe

Stop the presses. My toddler actually asked me for chocolate milk politely!

This NEVER happens, so of course I run to the refrigerator to whip him up a glass.

Enter silent scream here…

We were out of chocolate milk mix.

I glanced over at his angelic little face and knew that I had to do something. A quick check of the pantry led me to the cocoa powder.

I rolled up my sleeves and got to work. The end result? This amazing recipe.

Easy Chocolate Syrup Recipe

How to make homemade chocolate syrup

With just four ingredients, and five minutes of my time, I was able to make the most incredible chocolate syrup recipe.

It tastes dreamy.

I had no idea a homemade syrup was such and easy recipe. It tastes exactly like the syrup you purchase at the store only better.

You know… Because it is made with love.

Chocolate syrup ingredients:

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Whole milk
  • Sugar
  • Vanilla extract
Chocolate Syrup on One Sweet Appetite

The thing with this recipe is that you are only using FOUR ingredients which means you need to use quality product.

I am not saying you need to spend an insane amount of money on cocoa but do not buy the off brand.

Same goes for the extract. Make sure you splurge and spend the extra $1 on Pure Vanilla Extract (off brands are ok here since it is hard to mess this one up).

If you compare pure to it is imitation counterpart you will notice a big difference.

How to make homemade chocolate syrup:

  1. Combine cocoa powder, milk, and sugar in a medium saucepan.
  2. Bring to a boil and allow it to simmer for 1-2 minutes, or just until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Remove from the heat and stir in pure vanilla extract.
Homemade Chocolate Syrup

This syrup is ideal for serving on ice cream, making chocolate milk, or inside a milkshake! The possibilities are endless.

How long does homemade chocolate syrup last?

Two weeks, if stored properly. After that it is best to remake a new batch.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe

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How to make Chocolate Syrup

How to make Chocolate Syrup

Yield: 2-1/2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Make your own rich and creamy Homemade Chocolate Syrup with this easy recipe! All you need is cocoa powder, milk, sugar, and vanilla extract! 

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of whole milk
  • 1-2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Whisk together your cocoa, milk, and sugar in a medium sized sauce pan. Bring to a boil over medium heat making sure to whisk continuously.
  2. Boil 1 minute or until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla. Chill.

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Donna

Wednesday 17th of June 2015

I've made this several times. Love this idea and doubt I'll ever go back to store bought. My only problem is sometimes I end up with chunks I'm the syrup, no matter how much I whisk and whisk it. Any ideas why this would be happening? Sometimes I add the cocoa and sugar after the mill has heated up. Could that be a problem? Does anyone know? Thanks!

Crystal

Wednesday 29th of April 2015

I also stored it in one of those shaker cups with the blender ball. That way if it separates a little then it will be easy to remix.

Jesseca

Wednesday 29th of April 2015

Great tip! I'm glad it worked out well!

Crystal

Wednesday 29th of April 2015

Just made this in the microwave actually. Turned out great. Didn't have sugar so I used powdered sugar and I added a pinch of salt. I think it brings out the flavor. This was so much better than comparable recipes using water. Thank you! My girls really loved this.

Anna

Wednesday 4th of June 2014

Wow looks delicious.

I was just wondering how long will it be good ?

Theresa

Wednesday 8th of May 2013

How long does it keep in the fridge?

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