Homemade Chocolate Syrup
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This is a quick and easy recipe for chocolate syrup that doesn't require heavy cream yet is still delicious.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
  • 1½ cups water
  • 1½ cups white sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Combine the water and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat and stir constantly until mixture starts to simmer and sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Whisk in cocoa powder and salt until thoroughly combined.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  4. Serve warm or cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
If the sauce is too thick, next time you make it combine the first four ingredients and bring to a simmer over low heat, whisking constantly. Once the mixture starts to simmer, remove from heat and add vanilla. The syrup should be less thick than if you make a simple syrup (boiling the water and sugar until sugar is completely dissolved) first. If the syrup isn't thick enough, you can try dissolving a tablespoon of cornstarch in a little water and adding it to the sauce. Let it simmer lightly until it reaches the desired consistency.
Recipe by Half-Scratched at https://www.halfscratched.com/homemade-chocolate-syrup-sauce-recipe/