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Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe No HFCS or Dyes

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How to make homemade chocolate syrup without high fructose corn syrup or artificial food dyes.  This easy recipe is perfect for making chocolate milk, putting on pancakes or waffles, or topping ice cream. 

I don't even want to admit how much chocolate syrup we go through.  When Caleb was little, he had a milk allergy or so we though.  Whatever it was, he outgrew it.

How to make the best chocolate syrup recipe at home. This homemade recipe uses unsweetened cocoa powder. Use this chocolate sauce for pancakes, for taffles, for milk, for ice cream, or as a topping. This easy recipe tastes better than Hersheys and uses only 5 ingredients!  Make with cocoa powder for an easy homemade treat. Can be made sugar free if desired. #chocolate #recipe #homemade #chocolatesyrup


But now he doesn't like the taste of plain milk after drinking alternative milks for so long.  He likes cereal, so he uses chocolate syrup in his milk to make it.  The kids also like some chocolate sauce on pancakes, waffles, and ice cream.

Store bought chocolate syrup usually has high fructose corn syrup and preservatives and artificial flavors.  I have two kids with autism.  One is sensitive to HFCS and dyes, so we have to avoid them.

Back when I wrote this in 2012, Aldi wasn't preservative free.  Now they are, and most products don't have HFCS.

However, this homemade chocolate syrup recipe is quick and easy to make, and it tastes great.  I still make this for the kids to save money and control the ingredients.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe


I like this recipe because it's so easy to make.  It just has 5 ingredients, and I always have those ingredients in my pantry.

Can You Make This a Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup Recipe?


Yes, you can.  Substitute your sweetener of choice for the equivalent of the sugar in this recipe.
Erythritol is a great choice to make this a sugar free chocolate syrup recipe.

How do You Thicken Chocolate Syrup?


You can thicken this homemade chocolate syrup by letting it boil a little longer.  You can also use almond milk or milk in place of the water.

How to make the best chocolate syrup recipe at home. This homemade recipe uses unsweetened cocoa powder. Use this chocolate sauce for pancakes, for taffles, for milk, for ice cream, or as a topping. This easy recipe tastes better than Hersheys and uses only 5 ingredients!  Make with cocoa powder for an easy homemade treat. Can be made sugar free if desired. #chocolate #recipe #homemade #chocolatesyrup


How Long Does Homemade Chocolate Syrup Last?


Since there aren't any preservatives in this homemade chocolate syrup recipe, it doesn't last as long as the kind you buy in the store.

You'll want to store this in the fridge within two hours of making it.  It will last two to three weeks in the fridge.

How to Store Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Put your homemade chocolate syrup recipe in the fridge as soon as it's cool.  I store mine in a mason jar in the fridge.

Make sure you have a tight fitting lid.  I buy the plastic mason jar lids for a tight fit.




Ingredients


Directions

Step #1


In medium to large saucepan, whisk cocoa powder and water.

It will clump at first.  Whisk until there are no lumps. 


Step #2


Heat over high heat and whisk until cocoa is completely dissolved.  

Step #3


Add sugar and keep whisking.

Step #4


Bring to a rolling boil and boil for 3 minutes.  Keep whisking.

See how it bubbled up?  That's why you need a big saucepan for 2 cups of syrup.  

Step #5


Remove from heat and add salt and vanilla.  Whisk again.

As soon as you remove it from the heat the bubbles die.  
(I filled the measuring spoon half way; the recipe is correct)

Step #6


Let cool completely.  Store in the refrigerator.   


Did I mention this tastes better than store bought?  Because it does!   Use it for chocolate milk, milkshakes or on ice cream.

Now my kids can have a little treat, and I don't have hyperactive, wild children an hour later.  Win-win.

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Chocolate Syrup Recipe

Chocolate Syrup Recipe

prep time: 15 Mcook time: 1 hourtotal time: 1 H & 15 M
This chocolate syrup recipe is so easy to make with only 5 ingredients.

ingredients:

instructions:

How to cook Chocolate Syrup Recipe

  1. In medium to large saucepan, whisk cocoa powder and water.
  2. Heat over high heat and whisk until cocoa is completely dissolved.
  3. Add sugar and keep whisking.
  4. Bring to a rolling boil and boil for 3 minutes. Keep whisking.
  5. Remove from heat and add salt and vanilla. Whisk again.
  6. Let cool completely. Store in the refrigerator.
Calories
83.01
Fat (grams)
0.25
Sat. Fat (grams)
0.00
Carbs (grams)
20.25
Fiber (grams)
0.50
Net carbs
19.75
Sugar (grams)
18.72
Protein (grams)
0.50
Sodium (milligrams)
16.65
Cholesterol (grams)
0.00
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How to make the best chocolate syrup recipe at home. This homemade recipe uses unsweetened cocoa powder. Use this chocolate sauce for pancakes, for taffles, for milk, for ice cream, or as a topping. This easy recipe tastes better than Hersheys and uses only 5 ingredients!  Make with cocoa powder for an easy homemade treat. Can be made sugar free if desired. #chocolate #recipe #homemade #chocolatesyrup




Cari
Cari

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, and several chickens. She loves Gilmore Girls, glitter, coffee, and her kids. But not in that order.