Chocolate Syrup Substitute

chocolate syrup


Earlier this week, I made my own cream of chicken substitute.  In the spirit of homemade substitutes, I also made my own chocolate syrup.  However, I basically took all the homemade chocolate syrup recipes I found online and combined them to make my own.  The result has been quite tasty!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • dash of salt

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Heat water in saucepan over medium-low heat, then whisk in cocoa powder.

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Add sugar and stir well until it dissolves.

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Bring to a boil, stirring constantly for about three minutes.  Be careful because it could easily boil over; I had to actually remove it from the heat (briefly) a few times during this time.

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Remove from heat, then stir in salt and vanilla.

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Allow to set and cool, then transfer to a container that you can place a tight lid on.

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I stuck mine in the fridge overnight, then made myself a nice cool glass of chocolate milk.

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If I weren’t snowed in right now, I would make a trip to the store to buy some vanilla ice cream!  This syrup has a great consistency, but kind of has a bite to it, like maybe it’s a little too bitter?  Overall, though, I give this recipe 4/5 herbs.

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6 comments on “Chocolate Syrup Substitute

  1. Michelle Helm on said:

    How long does this keep in the fridge?

  2. This looks great! I wonder if I could sub maple syrup for that sugar? Something to think about…

    • I’m not sure about substituting maple syrup…I lack maple syrup cooking experience 🙂 But certainly a natural sugar like Truvia could be used instead! To be honest, my husband thinks the recipe could use less sugar in general, and I can’t say I disagree with him. I think next time I will try 1.5 cups instead of two!

  3. Love this! Real Hershey’s syrup is full of not-so-great-for-you junk. Your substitute recipes are all amazing!

    • Thank you! I’d love to be able to have an easy substitute for any “cream of” soup…for instance, this week I’m using the junk from the can (Cream of Mushroom) because I can’t seem to find a reasonable substitute for it.

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