Homemade Chocolate Syrup

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Whenever the inspiration to bake strikes I go through my cookbooks and start dissecting it page by page. Often times I realize that I do not have an ingredient that is essential to the recipe. Most of those times I can make or substitute whatever is missing, phew!

Today A. and I decided to make cake from scratch. The recipe asked for chocolate syrup, an ingredient I seldom have at hand. So I decided to make my own…and it is so much better than Hershey’s syrup! Oh yeah!!


homemade chocolate syrup


The ingredients are super simple, pantry staples.


1 cup water
½ cup cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
⅛ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon vanilla



    1. In a saucepan, mix water and cocoa powder. Heat and stir until cocoa is dissolved.
    2. Add the sugar and stir until dissolved. Boil for 3 minutes over medium heat. Keep a close eye on it so it doesn’t boil over…oops!
    3. Add salt and vanilla. Let cool.
    4. Pour inro cute little jar (or a jam jar you have hiding in your covers).
– Yields 2 cups.


The flavor is rich and finger-licking-good! If it wasn’t bad for me, I would eat it by the spoonful! The syrup is great for chocolate milk, cakes, or ice cream (yumms)!

Sometimes it is easier and more cost effective to use what you have at hand than to go to the store and get what you need. It saves not only time and money but gas! 😉

From now on I will be making my very own chocolate syrup. My boys love chocolate milk so it will pay itself after 2 cups of goodness!



  • Michele
    August 6, 2012

    OH-that sounds delic!! I love choc in any form and am known to eat it straight out of the jar when I buy it!!
    Good for the soul if not for the body. May try my hand at this—


  • Debi@ The Spring Mount 6 Pack
    August 6, 2012

    OH MY! My kids would go nuts if I have this around, so simple! Thanks.

  • Mariah
    August 6, 2012

    Well, that seems easy! I bet it is amazing! I might have to try this!

  • Kristen
    August 6, 2012

    Awesome! Pinning!

  • Amanda Taylor @ Survival Guide by The Working Mom
    August 6, 2012

    Yum!!! And it looks so easy to make as well. Pinned!

  • Amber Edwards
    August 6, 2012

    hmm…Chocolate syrup! So delicious! and homemade is always best!

  • Bonnie Way
    August 6, 2012

    Yummmmy!!!! 🙂 I’m like you – I hate it when I find a recipe that I want to try but haven’t got the ingredients on hand. You’re so creative to make it yourself!

    • Sofia
      August 6, 2012

      Sometimes it is easier to make it yourself than to go get it at the store!! Plus, I really didn’t want to spend another hour finding another recipe to make, tee hee!

  • Jennifer
    August 6, 2012

    Wow! This is one of those recipes that makes me question why I haven’t been making my own chocolate syrup all along (much the way I felt robbed when I found out how easy it was to make my own buttercream earlier this year). I’m definitely going to try this!

    • Sofia
      August 6, 2012

      I would have never thought you could make your own buttercream!! Now I am so going to try it! Thanks for the tip ;D

  • Patty
    August 6, 2012

    Perfect! I’ve found so many good recipes today including this one! I will be bookmarking this and trying to make it soon. I love the fact that I always have ALL of those ingredients to make this chocolate sauce on hand! Thank you!

    • Sofia
      August 6, 2012

      Oh, and it is good too!! This homemade chocolate syrup tastes even better than the Hershey’s one!

  • JDaniel4's Mom
    August 6, 2012

    This looks delicious!

  • Susan Bewley
    August 6, 2012

    I’m going to have to try this! I never buy chocolate syrup and just skip the recipes that need it. Do you think it will go well in chocolate milk too? I know the moment I make it my husband is going to ask….

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  • Krystle (Baking Beauty)
    August 6, 2012

    Oh my gosh yum! This looks so yummy, I want to try it and luckily i have everything you need for it (for once!)

  • Catherine L.
    August 7, 2012

    I have everything I need to make this. I’m going to give it a try later this week. Thanks for sharing!

  • Mary Somerville
    September 8, 2012

    Thanks! The wonderful taste of cocoa is lost in the sweetness of the store bought syrup.I am going to try this soon!

  • Betty C
    September 20, 2012

    Thanks for the recipe. I’d been looking for an easy way to make chocolate syrup but hadn’t found a good one.

  • Sherry Conrad
    September 20, 2012

    Looks simple enough- and we love making our own things so we can control the ingredients.