DIY Chocolate Syrup

My husband and daughter both have a serious sweet tooth. Who am I kidding, so do I! I try to limit my daughter's intake of goodies, as well as myself. I figure, she can mess up her diet later in life, but I'd like to have her start out on the right foot of being healthy.

After saying that, I always look forward to making this chocolate syrup so the kids can have chocolate milk as a treat. Prepare to be 5 years old again. This chocolate milk is awesome! It is sooo much better than the store bought. And it will last quite a while in the fridge. I even get a little giddy when I think about having some after lunch.

DIY Chocolate Syrup

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar

  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and cocoa powder and whisk to break up any clumps. Stir in the water and salt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently. Once the mixture reaches a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and let simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla. Store in the refrigerator.

Source: Annie's Eats