Homemade Dark Chocolate Syrup in 15 Minutes

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Cook up this homemade dark chocolate syrup recipe. Make it as dark or light as you like.

Dark chocolate syrup homemade.

Free yourself from prepared syrups and sauces that reflect someone else's taste.

With 6 ingredients and 15 minutes or less, create chocolate syrup that pleases your palate.

It's easy to do. My recipe has a strong chocolate flavor.

So decrease or increase the amount of cocoa to your liking.

Dark Chocolate Syrup Recipe

1 cup* of (111g) natural cocoa

1 cup of (237g) hot water

1 1/2 cups of (288g) granulated sugar

pinch of salt

1 1/2 teaspoons of (6g) vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of chocolate extract**

Put cocoa, hot water, sugar, and salt in a 3-quart (3 liter) saucepan (allows for serious stirring without spillage).

Stir the ingredients until they begin to blend.

Don't worry about the lumps they'll dissolve during cooking.

Then turn heat to medium and stir constantly (burns easily) and carefully. Seriously, you need to stir constantly, covering the entire bottom of the pan.

When it comes to a boil, continue cooking and stirring for 3 minutes. Then remove from heat and stir in the extracts.

Store in the refrigerator.

*Use a 1/2 cup (56g) for a lighter chocolate taste, or 3/4 cup (83g) for a medium chocolate flavor.

**Can be difficult to find. Syrup tastes fine without it.

Dark Chocolate Sauce Uses

Make this chocolate syrup and get creative. Serve it hot or cold, however you like it. Here are a few serving suggestions...

  • as a topping on your ice cream
  • in your coffee or milk
  • to make a chocolate Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper or other favorite cola
  • drizzle some on a piece of cake
  • dip a strawberry or your favorite fruit in it
  • add to a cake or brownie mix/recipe for more chocolate flavor
  • for whatever comes to mind

No doubt you've already thought of a few uses.

Replace the stuff from the store with homemade!

A few simple syrup ingredients, a few minutes out of your busy life is all it takes to make your personalized syrup. Go ahead, make it your way! Light, medium or deliciously dark.

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