Homemade Chocolate Syrup

I’m one of those annoying people at the grocery store that pauses in the aisle to read the ingredients lists and nutritional facts of everything (I do get out of other people’s way though). When I was shopping for some St. Patrick’s Day recipes, I discovered something sad but unsurprising: all chocolate syrups were basically high fructose corn syrup, sugar and preservatives with a bit of chocolate thrown in. I knew that even if I bought a bottle and used a tablespoon in one recipe, I wouldn’t really want to eat the rest and it would go to waste. There had to be an alternative, I thought.  So I left the store empty-handed.

When I got home I Googled “homemade chocolate syrup” and discovered that not only could you make chocolate syrup, it’s incredibly easy and fast too. It’s also much richer and has a more intense chocolate taste than Hershey’s syrup. Next time you want to make an incredible sundae or chocolate milk, try out some homemade chocolate syrup!

I’ve got a surprise recipe coming up tomorrow using chocolate syrup (another surprsing “I can make that from scratch?” recipe). What else should I use my homemade chocolate syrup for?

P.S. Looking for more recipes like this? Check out my recipe index of “homemade junk food” recipes for all-natural versions of your favorite store-bought junk foods.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

To make chocolate milk, add 1 tablespoon of chocolate sauce to a cup of milk and stir until combined.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cup organic sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar and cocoa powder until most of the lumps are gone.
  2. Add water and salt and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  3. Bring to a boil and cook for a few minutes, until thickened, continuing to stir frequently.
  4. Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes, then add vanilla extract.
  5. Store in an air tight container in the fridge and enjoy within 2-4 weeks.

http://www.52kitchenadventures.com/2011/03/08/homemade-chocolate-syrup/

 

123 Comments on Homemade Chocolate Syrup

  1. Heidi @ Food Doodles
    March 8, 2011 at 10:20 am (4 years ago)

    I’m one of those annoying people too 😀 This looks very similar to the recipe I use as well! It is amazing stuff. Now the stuff from the store doesn’t taste good to me. Like slightly chocolate flavored sugar. Yuck. I sometimes use my homemade syrup to make milkshakes. Put one frozen banana in your blender(chopped up if need be) put enough milk to get it to blend smooth a splash of vanilla and a couple spoons of chocolate sauce and blend away. Or even a tiny little drizzle on homemade crepes with fresh strawberries. So good!
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  2. Wheels
    March 8, 2011 at 10:36 am (4 years ago)

    Cupcakes! Cookies! Shortbread!

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  3. sweetlife
    March 8, 2011 at 10:47 am (4 years ago)

    aWESOME…I have always wanted to make chocolate syrup…thanks for sharing..oh the ideas!!

    sweetlife
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  4. Stephanie
    March 8, 2011 at 1:38 pm (4 years ago)

    Heidi – your smoothie sounds delicious! I agree with you about the storebought – like most things, it just doesn’t live up to homemade!

    Wheels – So many ideas! I’m on it! :)

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  5. Joy
    March 8, 2011 at 1:56 pm (4 years ago)

    That is so cool. I wouldn’t never think of doing that.
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  6. Cooking Rookie
    March 8, 2011 at 1:58 pm (4 years ago)

    What a great recipe – simple indeed :-). And so timely, now that it’s getting warmer, and we are about to start eating ice cream again after the winter.
    Thanks for sharing!
    And I love your photos.

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  7. Sandra
    March 8, 2011 at 4:08 pm (4 years ago)

    Never knew making chocolate syrup was such a simple task. I’m with you on reading the labels, that’s why it takes me so long in the store. It’s also tempting to ask fellow shoppers if they’ve read any labels lately.
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  8. Lindsay
    March 8, 2011 at 5:06 pm (4 years ago)

    It’s so funny that I thought the exact same thing the other day — since I started cooking I have found that I want to make everything from scratch and this is just another one to add to my list! Gosh, you could use that syrup in just about anything — I bet it would be great drizzled on cupcakes or brownies for an extra hit of sweetness! Thanks for sharing!
    Lindsay recently posted Peanut Butter Brownies

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  9. Mama Kelly aka Jia
    March 8, 2011 at 5:49 pm (4 years ago)

    I made my own chocolate syrup for the first time last summer. I will never buy the store stuff again. Not only is it cheaper (and free of all the chemical nasties) but we find it tastes so much better to boot.
    Mama Kelly aka Jia recently posted Bengan Bhartha

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  10. Kita
    March 8, 2011 at 9:12 pm (4 years ago)

    I think you may have just bent my mind. You mean I don’t have to buy this stuff at the market? And it doesn’t have to have corn syrup? Trying this ASAP. Thank you!

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  11. Sarah Schiffman
    March 8, 2011 at 9:46 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m so excited about this! I just made vanilla-bean ice cream and I think this syrup has a place right on top.
    Sarah Schiffman recently posted The Comfort Month

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  12. Medeja
    March 9, 2011 at 12:08 am (4 years ago)

    Thats a great recipe :) is so good to make things at home, I would have never thought that it’s even possible to make chocolate syrup at home :)

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  13. Joyti
    March 9, 2011 at 3:06 am (4 years ago)

    Ooo, what a great idea! And I bet you could flavor it, make like a caramel chocolate syrup or a mint one….thanks for the recipe!
    Joyti recently posted Hazelnut Brown-Butter Cake

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  14. fooddreamer
    March 9, 2011 at 3:50 am (4 years ago)

    I am so doing this very soon. I too stand in the aisles, reading ingredients. I have to, with three kids and having diabetes myself. I want to allow my kids some chocolate milk sometimes, but not with all that junk in it!
    fooddreamer recently posted Spicy Chipotle Hummus

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  15. Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking
    March 9, 2011 at 9:47 am (4 years ago)

    What a great idea! I have been looking all around for new ideas for my cocoa powder, and this will be perfect! Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Sarah
    March 9, 2011 at 12:45 pm (4 years ago)

    I never buy chocolate syrup coz I don’t like it much. This looks much better than the store bought kinds. Definitely going to try this soon.

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  17. Peggy
    March 9, 2011 at 1:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Your chocolate syrup looks amazing! I actually just made some myself last week for some chocolate malt milkshakes! Mmmm!

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  18. Ryan @ Ryan's Baking Blog
    March 9, 2011 at 10:31 pm (4 years ago)

    I also always stop to read the ingredients of everything I buy, I get so disappointed when I see high fructose corn syrup.

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  19. christina
    March 11, 2011 at 3:23 pm (4 years ago)

    How long would it last in the fride? It would be great if it lasted a long time so a big batch could be made and used over a few months!

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    • Stephanie
      March 11, 2011 at 4:26 pm (4 years ago)

      Christina – it should last 2-4 weeks in the fridge.

  20. Ashley
    April 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm (4 years ago)

    This looks delicious! I’ve recently become obsessed with trying to make my own version of my favorite processed foods, so thank you for posting this recipe! How long will it keep for?

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  21. alglass
    May 24, 2011 at 12:17 pm (4 years ago)

    I made this recipe for the second time today (the first time I made it with honey to replace the sugar and that was delicious too!). What a great idea! It’s always so satisfying to find a simple substitute for shop-bought products. I have linked to your recipe on my blog! :)
    alglass recently posted Homemade Oreos- a whole new experience

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    • Stephanie
      May 24, 2011 at 1:00 pm (4 years ago)

      @alglass – thanks! It’s great to know that it works with honey too. I’ll try that next time!

  22. Rachel
    June 10, 2011 at 7:59 pm (4 years ago)

    How long does the syrup keep? Thank you!

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    • Stephanie
      June 10, 2011 at 9:51 pm (4 years ago)

      @Rachel – it should last 2-4 weeks in the fridge.

  23. pixie
    June 30, 2011 at 11:55 am (4 years ago)

    Wow! This is AWESOME! I read the labels too…I avoid HFCS as much as possible and try to buy organic and processed items with the least number of ingredients in them.

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  24. Marcia
    July 5, 2011 at 11:53 am (4 years ago)

    Try it on snowcones! A touch of cream (or condensed milk) on top is a favorite New Orleans treat!

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    • Stephanie
      July 5, 2011 at 1:06 pm (4 years ago)

      @Marcia – that sounds like a delicious summer dessert! Thanks for sharing.

  25. Kate
    July 8, 2011 at 1:41 am (4 years ago)

    This sounds like it is what I have been looking for, I will be making this tonight, so will let you know how I get on. I am currently trying to figure out how to make my own frozen hot chocolate. I thought it was silly to be using organic milk & organic hot choc powder to then load it with a junky chocolate syrup.

    I made a pretty good one the other day & it just needed a bit more of a chocolate kick so I thought a home made sauce would do that. If it all works out I can post quantities if anybody wants them for frozen hot chocolates? :)

    xK

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    • Stephanie
      July 8, 2011 at 9:56 am (4 years ago)

      @Kate – I would love to try your recipe for frozen hot chocolate! I hope the homemade syrup makes it better. Let me know how it turns out! :)

  26. Kate
    July 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm (4 years ago)

    Hey Stephanie,

    I think this really worked, the syrup is delicious & so intense. I do like a chocolatey flavour so i used:

    125ml semi skimmed milk
    2 tsb hot choc powder
    2 tblsp choc syrup
    12 ice cubes

    I know it doesn’t seem like much but it does make a really good sized glass. The first time I made it i used cup of milk & a cup of ice & made over a pint of the stuff lol.

    I just chucked it all in the blender and gave it a good whizz until it was frappachino consistency, its definatley the closest I have come to Second Cup’s.

    I was in Canada a few weeks ago and discovered frozen hot choc there – we don’t have it in the UK :( Starbucks do a chocolate creme but that just tastes like a choc milkshake to me.

    hope you enjoy it :)

    x

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    • Stephanie
      July 9, 2011 at 10:03 am (4 years ago)

      @Kate – thanks so much for coming back and sharing your recipe! It sounds delicious. I can’t wait to try it! :)

  27. Kate
    July 9, 2011 at 9:37 am (4 years ago)

    Oh.. stir a spoonful into low fat natural yoghurt..nom nom nom. My sauce has gone really thick, more like a thick caramel fudge sauce consistency that a syrup, still very delicious but definatley not pourable

    xLK

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  28. AlisonH
    August 7, 2011 at 2:26 pm (4 years ago)

    Chop dark chocolate, totally submerge each piece in cream, the heavier the better. Nuke carefully; chocolate burns fast and it melts at just above room temperature. Depending on ratios used, you’ve now got ganache or chocolate syrup.

    And the reason you must submerge every side of every piece of the chocolate is that otherwise it can seize, ie form a structure that will never melt again (but will still taste good…!

    Here’s my chocolate torte recipe: http://spindyeknit.com/2010/03/may-the-fourth-be-with-you/ Enjoy!

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  29. Katie
    August 14, 2011 at 3:59 am (4 years ago)

    I just made this chocolate syrup a few minutes ago and I LOVE it! I made chocolate milk with it and then drizzled it over some vanilla bean ice cream. Yum is all I can say- thanks for the recipe!

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    • Stephanie
      August 14, 2011 at 11:14 am (4 years ago)

      @Katie – that’s great! I’m so glad you love the syrup :)

  30. Kristina
    August 22, 2011 at 7:09 am (4 years ago)

    awesome!! i use the sugar free hersheys syrup and when I ran out the morning, I searched online and found this. I replaced the sugar with 1 cup splenda and 1/4 cup of organic sugar. Let me just say….i will NEVER go back to the bottled stuff. My mocha had that rich starbucks taste. :) thank you so much for sharing

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    • Stephanie
      August 22, 2011 at 8:45 am (4 years ago)

      @Kristina – thanks for the feedback! It’s good to know it works with some Splenda too. Enjoy! :)

  31. Marta Zorro Driesslein
    August 23, 2011 at 9:23 am (4 years ago)

    This is an incredible recipe. So easy. I added a 1/4 teaspoon of raspberry extract after it cooled and I’m telling you, over ice cream, on milk or heck, just pour into a teaspoon for a healthy chocolate fix. Delicious. Next time I’m going to try using other flavors to add to the basic vanilla foundation…such as orange extract, or mint, or almond. Warning: If you’re another flavor than just vanilla, be careful not to use more than 1/4 teaspoon of another flavor, or the taste will be too overpowering. I happen to love highest-quality vanilla, such as Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla extract or paste, from Nielsen-Massey or Watkins. And, for the vanilla, I double the amount required in recipe because it makes anything you bake taste even smoother. Yummy.

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  32. Nathan
    August 30, 2011 at 2:52 pm (4 years ago)

    Thanks for this recipe. I did the same thing I read the recipes for chocolate syrup and just saw the same thing HFCS and I left the store empty handed. I want to make a black cherry chocolate smoothie but using the store brands seemed to defeat the purpose. Now I’m going to use this recipe. Thank you.

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  33. Joy Smith
    September 7, 2011 at 6:38 am (4 years ago)

    Since I’ve been doing a lot of research on junk foods, I’ve been more alert on what I feed my family. I was looking for a good flavor to add to coffee and this was perfect. Of course I made enough for the hubby and kids because the hubby is dead set on having chocolate milk this week. :) Now I am wondering what other kinds of syrups I can make!
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  34. Grace
    September 8, 2011 at 7:22 pm (4 years ago)

    I made this tonight, and it is so delicious! It tastes like the chocolate sauce they use at Dairy Queen. Anyways, I was wondering if this needs to be stored in the fridge?
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    • Stephanie
      September 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm (4 years ago)

      @Grace – yes, store in the fridge in an air-tight container.

  35. Megan
    October 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm (4 years ago)

    When my sister and her kids moved in with me after she split with her hubby I told her I had only one rule, we eat healthy in this house! Whole grains, brown rice, ect. So when she came out with the Nesquick powder I shuddered in horror! I knew there just had to be a better alternative. I was looking all over and found a lot of other recipes call for WAY more sugar than this one. When I did find this I only made ONE substitution. DARK CHOCOLATE!! It’s not only my favorite but because of its powerfull flavor you don’t need much at all!! The kids go crazy over it and like it better than Nesquick. I just saw the recommendation for different flavor extracts and I’m sooooooo excited to try MINT! Thank you again for this recipe!!

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  36. Dani
    October 6, 2011 at 4:03 am (4 years ago)

    Substituted Agave nectar for the sugar and it worked beautifully! My kids are thrilled!

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  37. Kris
    October 26, 2011 at 8:10 am (4 years ago)

    Since I know my husband and kids will balk at this, I am going to make it and put in into the empty Hershey’s syrup bottle. They’ll never know… :) Thanks for an awesome and EASY recipe!

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  38. James
    November 14, 2011 at 7:40 pm (4 years ago)

    I have been making my own cocoa syrups for a while now. Absolutely amazing!!!! Try mixing up the flavors with different spices. My fav is cayenne and cinnamon. Then I found this website that actually sells the stuff. It’s called the NakedSweetShop(.com) They are a gourmet vanilla supplier, but they also sell gourmet all natural syrups. I have tried to base my syrup around theirs, I just can’t seem to make it as good as theirs.
    And their vanilla is to die 4. You get 4 beans for $10 and these are not like those test tube beans. Super oily and so pungent I just wanted to melt right there. And the size of these things, just half a bean is all you need.
    They just posted a blog about a vanilla bean marshmallow recipe and I am so exited to try it out.
    I shall use my homemade cocoa syrup to make hot chocolate and then add some homemade marshmallows.:) :) :)

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  39. Sara
    November 21, 2011 at 6:33 pm (4 years ago)

    So glad I found this recipe. My little one will be so excited to finally have chocolate syrup again and it will be so much better than the store bought he had before we began eating all natural!

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  40. Glory/ Glorious Treats
    December 7, 2011 at 11:48 pm (4 years ago)

    I’m slapping my head, wondering why I never considered this!! I will definately be trying this homemade sryup soon! Thanks so much!
    Just discovred your site today… I think I’ll be here a while!
    (P.S. I’m a Sacramento area blogger too) =)

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  41. Cynthia
    December 8, 2011 at 6:07 am (4 years ago)

    Very similiar to my recipe. I love that I can control the sugar!

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  42. Karen
    December 23, 2011 at 9:30 pm (4 years ago)

    This stuff is incredible! I just made a batch, but used dark chocolate cocoa. It is to die for! Now I’m eager to explore the rest of your blog and try more of your recipes! Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Callie
    January 8, 2012 at 5:11 pm (3 years ago)

    Do you know how much this recipe makes?

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  44. Kelly B
    January 21, 2012 at 9:14 pm (3 years ago)

    I cannot wait to try this recipe! I am also a label reader, and it drives me crazy that high fructose corn syrup is in everything. When I last eyed the chocolate syrup I too wondered how I could make my own without all the garbage in it. You have made my day!
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  45. Delo
    January 22, 2012 at 8:20 pm (3 years ago)

    Thanks so much for this recipe. My husband must have chocolate syrup in fridge. This will now take its place. Shhhh.

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    • Stephanie
      January 23, 2012 at 2:25 pm (3 years ago)

      @Delo – it’ll be our little secret :) Hope you both enjoy it!

  46. dave justin
    January 24, 2012 at 8:28 am (3 years ago)

    HOT CHOCOLATE!!!

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  47. Kelly
    January 24, 2012 at 1:03 pm (3 years ago)

    This was the first recipe I clicked. I just made a batch and it’s just wonderful. Hot cocoa and toast tonight! I’ll never buy syrup again great recipe!

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    • Stephanie
      January 24, 2012 at 8:02 pm (3 years ago)

      @Kelly – I’m so glad you ran across my post on your first click. Enjoy the syrup!

  48. Jennifer
    January 25, 2012 at 12:57 pm (3 years ago)

    As a person who is allergic to high fructose I am thrilled to have found this recipe. I can’t wait to make it. Do you know about how long you can store it in the fridge? I’m thinking since now I can use it myself it won’t last long…lol!

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  49. alaskan princess
    January 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you so much for this. I have been trying to figure out how to make more and more things at home. my husband and I are trying to cut out high fructose syrup as much as possible. This recipe is awesome. Love the taste and makes the house smell so good!!!!

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  50. Ashley Brant
    January 26, 2012 at 11:37 pm (3 years ago)

    Is it tea spoons or table spoons of salt & vanilla extract?
    Thanks! (:

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    • Stephanie
      January 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm (3 years ago)

      @Ashley – t = teaspoons, T = tablespoons, so those are both teaspoons.

  51. Tonia
    March 7, 2012 at 6:59 am (3 years ago)

    This is great! How long does it keep?

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    • Stephanie
      March 7, 2012 at 7:25 am (3 years ago)

      @Tonia – 2-4 weeks in the fridge. Enjoy! :)

  52. Mart
    March 20, 2012 at 12:26 am (3 years ago)

    I never had a bottled for more than 10 years (Chocolate milk was always store-bought in cartons or bottles). I found this recipe and the resulting chocolate milk was insanely good (it tasted like “dark chocolate milk”) it put the best carton brand we had to shame. I then tried using store-bought syrup and it tasted weird. From then on, this recipe is my go-to for chocolate milk. Thanks for sharing!

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  53. Elise
    March 20, 2012 at 5:11 pm (3 years ago)

    I made an adult version of this for St. Patty’s Day. I halved the recipe and instead of adding vanilla I added a shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey. Went perfectly with the Guiness Cake with Bailey’s Frosting.

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    • Stephanie
      March 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm (3 years ago)

      @Elise – that sounds so good! What a great idea.

  54. luv2run
    April 19, 2012 at 7:49 pm (3 years ago)

    Hey Girl!

    This looks fantastic! i can’t have high fructose corn syrup so this is perfect!!

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  55. Stacy
    May 31, 2012 at 1:53 am (3 years ago)

    Thank you for this recipe!!!! I’m going to replace the simple syrup in a marshmallow cream recipe with the chocolate. Wish me luck!!

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  56. Yasmin
    June 13, 2012 at 2:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Just made it for my daughters (2&3) who are picky about plain milk, made this and they love it, as do I. Great recipe! I also used reg sugar instead on organic (which i never even heard of lol), but still tasted great!

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  57. kim
    August 6, 2012 at 9:52 pm (3 years ago)

    Love this site

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  58. Melissa
    August 9, 2012 at 12:03 pm (3 years ago)

    Made a batch, but only used 1 cup of sugar and it was plenty sweet. I usually dilute my kid’s chocolate milk anyway. Thanks for sharing, I’ll never buy the bottle again!

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  59. Danielle
    August 23, 2012 at 9:38 am (3 years ago)

    I will be making this tonight!!! Yummy Just one more thing that my daughter will not eat at anyone else’s house. But that’s ok! I know what is in it when I make it. My rule is if you can’t pronounce it don’t eat it. Thank you for the recipe :)

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  60. Samantha
    August 26, 2012 at 11:23 am (3 years ago)

    Would it have to sit in the fridge for that long before you can use it or is 2-4 weeks the shelf life?

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    • Stephanie
      August 26, 2012 at 10:10 pm (3 years ago)

      @Samantha – the 2-4 weeks is the shelf life. You can enjoy it immediately after making it.

  61. Ruth
    September 7, 2012 at 3:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh my gosh, delicious! I am trying a few variations of this recipe today. I just replaced the sugar with brown sugar and it tastes a lot like hot cocoa. Next on my list it to figure out how much malt to mix in for chocolate malt flavor!

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  62. Danijela
    September 8, 2012 at 12:26 am (3 years ago)

    Hi Stephanie. I just want to let you know that your recipe is now featured in my coffee break post for this week. I hope you’ll like it :) I made this syrup last week, and I can tell you, it was really delicious. Great work!
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    • Stephanie
      September 9, 2012 at 9:06 pm (3 years ago)

      @Danijela – thanks for the feature!

  63. Chocolate cookie recipe
    September 15, 2012 at 11:58 pm (3 years ago)

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I’ve really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. After all I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again very soon!
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  64. Josh
    September 16, 2012 at 11:21 am (3 years ago)

    Thx for the recipe!

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  65. Paula
    October 6, 2012 at 3:41 pm (3 years ago)

    Can you use regular sugar?

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    • Stephanie
      October 7, 2012 at 8:06 am (3 years ago)

      @Paula – yes, regular sugar will work fine.

  66. Ladybug
    October 14, 2012 at 10:56 am (3 years ago)

    Thanks for the recipe!

    I am going to try a sugar free version with Splenda. My three-year-old just discovered chocolate milk, and hot chocolate season is coming up, so for me it is great timing to find your homemade version.

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  67. Leesers
    October 22, 2012 at 12:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Hi,

    We need a sugar-free version, but my husband can taste the Splenda, and cannot eat it. He can tolerate Stevia, so we use that. Do you think I could get by using the liquid Stevia?

    Does anyone else have any ideas?

    Thanks all,
    Leesers

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    • Stephanie
      October 26, 2012 at 12:45 pm (3 years ago)

      @Leesers – I’m not sure how using liquid will affect the recipe. I saw some powdered Truvia in the baking aisle at Target yesterday, and that may work in place of sugar. Let us know what you end up trying and how it works out.

  68. ashley
    November 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm (3 years ago)

    I’ve been making this for about 2 months now, and my husband swears it is better than store bought. I didn’t quite believe him. I loved it, but BETTER than Nesquik?! Not sure. So we did a taste test, and let me tell you, this stuff is AMAZING! Never mind not having as many ingredients, it actually tasted like CHOCOLATE milk, not just over sugary brown milk, which is what the store bought tasted like! NEVER going back!

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  69. Marissa
    November 2, 2012 at 11:36 am (3 years ago)

    Yeaaahhhh…. SO, I tried this just now and I ran into a bit of a problem… Not the recipe, that was just as you said it would be. The SAUCE, however, is so delicious it is a HUGE problem restraining myself from drinking it, hot, straight out of the saucepan. Thank you, a million times over, for sharing this so I can feel better eating junk food that is waaaay less junky!

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  70. Célia
    November 3, 2012 at 12:49 pm (3 years ago)

    That’s a perfect recipe, I made it and I LOVE I!!!

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  71. Margie
    November 10, 2012 at 11:26 am (3 years ago)

    Just made this recipe. So easy, & so much better than store bought. I will drizzle it over almond joy cheesecake. This is a keeper!

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  72. Marie
    November 19, 2012 at 8:35 am (3 years ago)

    Can you use splendia to make this instead of sugar?

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    • Stephanie Nuccitelli
      November 22, 2012 at 1:08 pm (3 years ago)

      Marie, I haven’t tried using Splenda so I’m not quite sure, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Please let us know if you give it a try – I’d love to know how it works.

  73. Amanda
    November 25, 2012 at 1:58 pm (3 years ago)

    Making this as I type – my husband looooves the processed “crap” and I’ve been trying to get him to enjoy the less processed side of life. 9 times out of ten, he always exclaims how much better the REAL home-made version is. I hope this syrup is another one I can add to the list! Smells delicious! Will definitely be bookmarking your site :)

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  74. Lori Ann @ Lori Ann's Food & Fam
    January 8, 2013 at 12:44 pm (2 years ago)

    Just finished making this syrup. Tastes Just like Hersheys chocolate syrup! Great with fruit :)

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  75. Scotti O.
    March 3, 2013 at 7:01 am (2 years ago)

    Just made this. Was skeptical that it would get by my 2 and 3 year old without some complaint but it did! Used it in place of their Nesquik this morning! Thanks!

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  76. Nicole M
    March 3, 2013 at 3:22 pm (2 years ago)

    Just tried it now… delicious. Can’t tell the difference. I am pregnant and craving chocolate milk, thought we had syrup the other day, so I didn’t buy at the store and I am SO GLAD I didn’t. Love how easy this is AND how much healthier! THANK YOU

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  77. Haydee Hidalgo
    March 5, 2013 at 7:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you so much for this recipe. My little girls must have chocolate syrup in their milk and I don’t like the fact that it has a list of ingredients that I can’t even pronounce. This is perfect. I am going to try this out :)

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  78. gary wanous
    June 7, 2013 at 7:18 pm (2 years ago)

    Thank you, this is a great recipe

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  79. Emily
    June 13, 2013 at 7:53 am (2 years ago)

    Thank you so much for this! I’m so glad I stumbled upon your site (from a Pinterest pin for your homemade marshmallow fluff). I’ve recently started analyzing ingredients in everything too and reluctantly bought Hershey’s chocolate syrup not too long ago. So glad I have a preservative-free alternative now!

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  80. tanya1234
    July 22, 2013 at 1:35 pm (2 years ago)

    thankxxxxxxx alot

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  81. Jeep5663
    August 16, 2013 at 6:54 pm (2 years ago)

    Delicious on a banana split.

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  82. Caitlyn
    October 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm (2 years ago)

    WOW!!! WOW!!! WOW!!! I made this with half stevia, half organic sugar, it’s amazing. I was far to skeptical… Thanks for great the recipe

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  83. Helayna
    December 8, 2013 at 9:20 am (2 years ago)

    Is this recipe ok to can?

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    • Stephanie Nuccitelli
      December 8, 2013 at 3:24 pm (2 years ago)

      Helayna, I have to be honest and say I’m not sure. A quick Google search came up with a few chocolate syrup recipes you can can, but at quick glance they all had corn syrup in them. Here is one you could try.

  84. Carrie Lea
    October 9, 2014 at 6:18 pm (9 months ago)

    Just wanted to say thank-you. I use it in my mochas. Love it!

    Reply

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