Easy Chocolate Syrup
This is a quick and easy make-at-home version of a Hershey's-style chocolate syrup
- Mason jar
- Silicone spatula
- Measuring cups
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cacao (or cocoa) powder
- 1/4 cup boiling water
- Boil some water. While it's boiling, add the sugar and cacao (or cocoa) powder to a mason jar (pint size minimum) and stir well until no white sugar is visible.
- Slowly pour about 1/8 cup boiling water into the jar. Use a silicone spatula to begin stirring the water down into the powder mixture. Add a bit more water as needed and continue to stir. Keep stirring until the sugar is dissolved and there the syrup is smooth and shiny. It's OK if you don't use a full 1/4 cup. The amount of water used will determine the consistency of the final product. Less water yields a thick, fudgy sauce (great on ice cream).
- You can kick up the flavor by adding cinnamon or cayenne to the mixture. You can also adjust the sugar content to your liking using a bit more or less sugar.
- Keep refrigerated and use to taste with cold milk, coffee, hot milk, smoothies, etc.
I like to keep a jar of this on hand for when I need a cup of hot cocoa on a cold day or to have a glass of chocolate milk with my grilled cheese sandwich (or mac and cheese) or to drizzle over ice cream.