I have a confession to make. This is hard for me to say but friends… I’m addicted to coffee. More specifically to those pricey chocolate espresso filled cups of love that eat a hole in my wallet. Here’s the real kicker though. There isn’t a coffee shop nearby! The chain that starts with a D is a 20-minute drive and the one that starts with an S? Over an hour! And a real coffee shop is just as far. I had to start making my own at home. My wallet would thank me, even if my waistline wouldn’t. Process chocolate syrup was out too because of how fake it tastes. I needed to create my own and it needed to be an easy recipe because I didn’t want to pull out my tablet every time I needed to make some.
Cue: Homemade Chocolate Syrup!
There are recipes all over the net for chocolate syrup, but the ratios of cocoa powder to water to sugar were all over the place. How is anyone supposed to remember them? This easy homemade chocolate syrup recipe is a cinch to remember because it’s a 1 to 1 to 1 ratio. Meaning 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, and 1 cup cocoa powder. It also makes it easy to adjust up or down. Just need a little bit? Use 1/4 cup of each. Need a lot because you’re doing a sundae bar? Use 2 cups of each! It’s just that simple.
Homemade chocolate syrup also allows you to control the quality of your ingredients. Not a fan of that Pennsylvania brand that shares its names with chocolate kisses? Use a high fairtrade certified brand. Commerical sugar not your thing? Use evaporated cane juice or my favorite, Sugar 2.0, which is what this recipe was centered around. Sugar 2.0 can be used to replace regular white sugar 1 for 1. It doesn’t contain nasty chemicals like other artificial sweeteners, nor does it have a weird aftertaste like stevia. It tastes like sugar because it is sugar with 1/3 less calories and the added benefit of fiber. It’s non-GMO and was created by a Dad who wanted a better option for his kids. It’s something that I can feel good about using in my homemade chocolate syrup while helping my waistline.
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Any easy recipe to commit to memory, homemade chocolate syrup made with sugar 2.0 is great on top of ice cream, in your morning coffee or blended into super thick shakes.
1/2 c sugar 2.0 (or regular sugar)
1/2 c cocoa powder
Combine all three ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Bring to a boil
Once it boils, turn off the heat and let cool before transferring to an air-tight container.