Easy Chocolate Syrup

The Kitchen Company
This is a quick and easy make-at-home version of a Hershey's-style chocolate syrup
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 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.