Homemade Chocolate Syrup and Frozen Coffee

Frozen Coffee

 

If you have ever wondered how to make homemade chocolate syrup (like the kind in a bottle used to make chocolate milk or top ice cream) – I have a recipe for you!  This is so simple and versatile, you’ll wonder why you never made it before!  The uses are endless – chocolate milk, hot cocoa, ice cream topping, and my personal favorite…Frozen Coffee!

 

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

1 cup cocoa powder

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup water

Mix all ingredients together in a small saucepan.  Bring to a boil and continue cooking for 3 – 4 minutes – whisking constantly.  Let cool.  Syrup will thicken as it cools and will keep in the refrigerator for 2 – 3 weeks, or at room temperature for 2 – 3 days.  To soften refrigerated syrup, heat on the stove or microwave. 

To make chocolate milk or hot cocoa:  For each 8 ounces of cocoa (or chocolate milk) add 2 tablespoons homemade chocolate syrup to 3/4 cup of milk.  For the hot cocoa, heat thoroughly – for the chocolate milk, stir well.

Frozen Coffee With Chocolate Syrup

6 frozen ice cubes of coffee (regular, decaf or flavored)

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 cup milk

1 – 2 tablespoons homemade chocolate syrup

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend thoroughly.  Serve and top with whipped cream if desired.

The total cost to make 1 cup of homemade chocolate syrup is $1.16 – I think that’s a pretty good deal for something so delicious!

 

What are your favorite homemade beverages?  I’d love to hear from you!

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55 thoughts on “Homemade Chocolate Syrup and Frozen Coffee

  1. that’s all it takes for a chocolate syrup? mmm… something tells me I’ll be having an homemade iced flavoured latte pretty soon!

  2. The chocolate syrup looks lovely, I too thought it would be more complicated! I will definitely be trying the recipe out.

  3. That’s pretty amazing. I am trying hard to take my family away from more processed foods. I would love to give them a treat like this without all the preservatives. Using unprocessed sugar, natural cocoa and organic milk! There you go – what could be simpler. Thanks. And the frozen coffee – that’s for me (not the kids, lol)

  4. Yum. Hope it’s sunny tomorrow so I can hang out in the backyard with one of those. Thanks!

  5. Just finished a refreshing frozen coffee…hubby & daughter loved this recipe, too! Thanks again for posting 🙂

  6. Oh wow this is great! Thank you for sharing the recipe. For some reason I can never seem to find chocolate syrup around where we live. It’ll be brilliant to be able to make our own!

  7. You are a genius. Love the homemade recipes you have on your blog. I am also very conscious about reducing the processed foods that my family consumes. I really enjoyed perusing your blog and thanks for stopping by mine :0)

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  9. Here’s a question: I have seen other chocolate syrup recipes that call for corn syrup. While I’d like to make some of my own ingredients, it seemed like a waste of time to make it just to keep the HFCS in there. How does this recipe compare to store-bought syrups (especially Hershey’s)?

    • The taste is better, but the consistency is thicker. You will need to warm it up a bit to get it pourable. I use this recipe specifically for frozen coffee and hot cocoa. We don’t drink a lot of chocolate milk in my house. For ice cream toppers, I use a separate hot fudge sauce. If you want it thinner, you could probably add in more water or maybe some milk – but I haven’t tried that.

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  11. I have been wanting to post on how to make home-made chocolate syrup for a while but have yet to get around to it. (My list is always growing). Thanks for adding this!!!

  12. This frozen coffee looks exactly what I’ve been looking for in the warmer weather – think I’ll have to give this a go later in the week, especially the chocolate syrup – that’s such a revelation that I could make it myself!

    • I’d love to hear what you think of it! I have become quite addicted to the frozen coffee – it’s my new “go to” drink each afternoon and anytime someone stops by my home!

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