Monday, May 6, 2013

Homemade Wholesome Chocolate Syrup (no high fructose corn syrup)

This is delicious, IMHO, better than any commercial brands you can buy in a store, takes minutes to make and is more wholesome than the stuff they have in the stores...can you replicate that ingredient list on the commercial brand syrups?  It smells divine when you are cooking quick, yet your kitchen has a fudge shop smell.

We use raw milk and I could not justify putting those ingredients into the raw milk...sugar I can tolerate.  Corn syrup I would rather avoid.

Homemade Wholesome Chocolate Syrup
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (raw cacao if you have it)
1 cup granulated sugar 
1 cup cold water
¼ teaspoon salt
2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, whisk cocoa and sugar until all the lumps of cocoa are gone. Add water and salt and mix well with whisk. Cook over medium heat, bringing it to a boil. Keep boiling until thick, stirring to keep from scalding.
Remove from heat and allow to cool. When cool, add vanilla. Pour into an airtight glass container or a squeeze bottle and keep refrigerated.
To make chocolate milk, use at least 1 tablespoon of syrup for every 8 ounces of milk, adding more to taste.
Makes about 1 3/4 cups. 

1 comment:

Katie Giguere said...

Very delicious! I added a litte more sugar to mine because of my sweet tooth but otherwise very good. And I really like that you said how much it made.