The tasty, gooey, sweet satisfaction of chocolate syrup is hard to resist, whether it’s atop an ice-cream sundae or mixed into an ice-cold glass of milk. But this homemade chocolate syrup is probably better than any store-bought brands you’ve tried!
The uses for chocolate syrup in the kitchen aren’t limited to these, though: Its versatility brings an enhanced chocolate flavor and moistness to baking, too. While store-bought brands of syrup have their own merits, you can make your own with five simple, pure ingredients.
Beginning with the cocoa powder, a homemade syrup provides a base for many chocolate baked treats without any extra processing. Pure, 100% cocoa powder is unsweetened, so you can add as much or as little sugar as you choose. That way, you get exactly the sweet counterbalance to cocoa’s bitterness that you prefer.
This homemade chocolate syrup is one you’ll want to keep on hand for those sudden just-gotta-have-it chocolate cravings. Jars of the stuff also make fabulous gifts, because just about anyone can find some delicious dessert or drink to pour it on — or in!