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!