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Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate syrup, homemade chocolate syrup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 66kcal
Mix this delicious chocolate syrup into a glass of skim milk, and you have a sweet, yet still light treat.
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  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder I use Ghirardelli
  • 1 cup water
  • dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • In a small saucepan, add sugar, cocoa, and salt.
  • Whisk together gently.
  • Add water.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Reduce heat and cook 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  • Cool.
  • Store in the refrigerator.


For delicious chocolate milk, add 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup to 8 oz. of milk.  Heat for hot chocolate.
For milk shakes, combine 1 cup cold milk, 1/4 cup chocolate syrup and 2 cups (1 pint) of vanilla ice cream to a blender.  Blend.
This syrup would also make a delicious dessert garnish or ice cream topping.


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg