Make Easy Homemade Chocolate Syrup in 5 minutes, with 4 common ingredients! Use it for chocolate milk, desserts, etc.
Make Easy Homemade Chocolate Syrup in 5 minutes, with 4 common ingredients! Use for chocolate milk, desserts, etc.

Did you know it is really EASY to make your own chocolate syrup at home with only a few ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen?

That’s right! This recipe for easy homemade chocolate syrup can be made in about 5 minutes or less, and it truly is simple to prepare. Save a trip to the grocery store (and a little bit more of your own money) by making it yourself.

I’ve made this syrup many times over the years, and decided to finally share the simple recipe on my blog. I scribbled the recipe down at least 15 years ago on a little piece of paper, but never noted the original source, so I can’t give credit where credit is due.

Here’s how to make delicious easy homemade chocolate syrup. I think you’re going to like it!

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What Ingredients Do I Need To Make This?

The ingredient list for the homemade chocolate syrup is quite simple. You will need granulated sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla extract and boiling water. That’s it!

Cocoa powder, vanilla, sugar (and water) are the ingredients for chocolate syrup.

Let’s Make Chocolate Syrup!

Measure 2 cups of sugar, 1/3 cup of cocoa powder, and 1 cup of boiling water in a medium-sized saucepan. Whisk or stir these ingredients well. The boiling water helps the ingredients blend together.

Bring them to a boil on Medium-Low heat, and then once it’s boiling, continue to boil the syrup for 2 minutes, whisking often.

Chocolate syrup ingredients are combined in a medium saucepan.A whisk is used to combine the homemade chocolate syrup ingredients.

IMPORTANT: Do not step away from the stove while the syrup is boiling! When the easy homemade chocolate syrup boils, it will rise in the saucepan (which is why you need to use a MEDIUM-sized saucepan versus a small pan).

Continue to whisk or stir to keep the bubbling down in the pan. If necessary, lift the pan off the heat for a second until the liquid and bubbles go back down, then put right back on the heat!

The chocolate syrup is boiled for two minutes, stirring constantly.As the syrup boils, it rises in the pan, so it is stirred constantly.

After the homemade chocolate syrup has boiled for 2 minutes, remove the pan from the heat. Stir in 1/8 teaspoon of vanilla extract, and then set the pan aside to allow the syrup time to completely cool.

You can see in the photo below how far up the sides of the pan the syrup rose while boiling. That is why you have to stay right there stirring while it is boiling (unless you want a boil-over and a big mess!).

Chocolate syrup is removed from heat when done, and vanilla is added.

Transfer The Syrup To An Airtight Container

After the homemade chocolate syrup has completely cooled, it is time to transfer it to a bottle or other airtight container. The total amount of syrup should measure about 2 cups.

The recipe for easy homemade chocolate syrup yield about 2 cups total.

Use a funnel to pour the syrup into an airtight container. I use a leftover name-brand chocolate syrup bottle I saved a while ago for this very purpose! Label the container and store the chocolate syrup in the refrigerator.

Chocolate syrup is poured into a re-used syrup container for storage.

Enjoy Using The Easy Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Easy homemade chocolate syrup can be used to make classic chocolate milk or hot chocolate. It can also be used as a dessert topping, by drizzling it over ice cream or other decadent desserts.

I think you’ll be surprised how good it really is, and it’s very convenient to make it from the comfort of home using only a few common pantry ingredients!

Making chocolate milk using the easy homemade chocolate syrup.The chocolate syrup can also be used to drizzle over a variety of desserts.

I hope you have the opportunity to make this delicious chocolate syrup, and trust you’ll enjoy it, too! It’s a quick, easy and delicious alternative to store bought chocolate syrup!

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Easy Homemade Chocolate Syrup
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

Make Easy Homemade Chocolate Syrup in 5 minutes, with 4 common ingredients! Use for chocolate milk, desserts, etc.

Category: Dessert Sauce
Cuisine: All Cuisines
Keyword: homemade chocolate syrup
Servings: 32 Tablespoons (2 cups total)
Calories Per Serving: 50 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place sugar, cocoa powder, and boiling water in a Medium-sized saucepan. Whisk or stir ingredients well. Bring them to a boil on Medium-Low heat. Once boiling, continue to boil for 2 minutes, whisking often.

  2. IMPORTANT: Do not step away from the stove while the syrup is boiling! When the syrup boils, it will rise in the saucepan (this is why you need a MEDIUM-sized saucepan versus a small pan). Continue to whisk or stir to keep the bubbling down in the pan. If necessary, lift the pan off the heat for a second until the liquid and bubbles go back down, then put right back on the heat!

  3. After syrup has boiled for 2 minutes, remove the pan from the heat. Stir in vanilla, then set the pan aside to allow syrup time to cool completely.

  4. Once completely cooled, transfer syrup to a bottle or other airtight container. Store in refrigerator until ready to use. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Easy Homemade Chocolate Syrup
Amount Per Serving (1 Tablespoon)
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.2g0%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.004g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.04g
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Fiber 0.3g1%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 0.2g0%
Calcium 1mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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