Everybody needs a homemade chocolate syrup recipe to drizzle over ice cream, cakes, brownies or even pancakes! With just a few basic ingredients (no corn syrup) and a dash of salt, you'll find this Hershey's syrup is just as good, maybe even better than the real thing!
- 1 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Cocoa
- Dash of Salt
- 1 1/2 cups Water
- In a medium pot on the stove, whisk together the sugar, cocoa, and salt.
- Add the water and whisk until smooth.
- Bring to a boil over medium high heat.
- Boil for 4 minutes, whisking occasionally.
- Remove from heat
- Serve hot or chill in the fridge until you're ready to use it!
- I like to pour it into an quart size mason jar because you can pour it in hot, the jar fits well in my fridge and I can reheat my chocolate syrup right in the jar.
- Store in the fridge.
- Using Hershey brand cocoa will result in a very bitter chocolate syrup. I recommend using different brand.
- This syrup is good for up to a month stored in the fridge.
- For Dark Chocolate Syrup: sub equal amounts of Black Cocoa for regular cocoa powder. Ghirardelli also has a dark chocolate cocoa powder you can use as well!
- For Mexican Chocolate: Add 1/8 tsp Chili Powder or Cayenne Pepper to start with increasing in 1/8 tsp increments to get the spicy kick you want. OR add 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon increasing if you want more of a cinnamon presence.
- For Peppermint or Grasshopper Syrup: add 1/4 tsp Peppermint extract to start with and increasing in 1/4 tsp increments for desired level of peppermint. OR add 1/2 tsp Crème de Menthe extract increasing in 1/2 tsp increments for desired flavor. Keep in mind that the mint flavors will intensify the chocolate syrup sits.
- For more of a Hot Fudge or Chocolate Sauce: only add 1 cup of Water and add 1/2 cup Heavy Cream. It must be heavy cream because lower fat creams or milk will break when boiled.
- For just a thicker Chocolate Syrup: Reserve a 1/4 cup of the water called for and whisk 2 Tbs. Cornstarch into that 1/4 cup of water. When the contents of the pot come to a boil whisk the cornstarch water into the mixture. Stir continually and watch because it will thicken quicker.
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