Make Chocolate Syrup from Scratch



makes 2 1/4 cup syrup

  • 1 1/2 cup table sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 1/4 cup boiling hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

In a medium saucepan over medium low heat, stir the sugar, cocoa, salt, and water together in the pan.  Allow the mixture to come to a slow boil for 5 minutes, do not stir.  Remove from heat.  Add the vanilla.  Transfer to clean mason jar.  Allow to cool on the counter.  Close with a good fitting lid and store in the icebox.

Chocolate syrup keeps well in the icebox for up to a month.

Use this syrup to flavor iced coffee, make hot chocolate, cold chocolate milk or drizzle it over your ice cream. It's all good.