Homemade Chocolate Syrup
Enjoy the deep, rich flavor of chocolate syrup, made fresh from just a few basic ingredients. You won’t run out of uses for this versatile homemade sauce!
Last week I shared my adventures with Homemade Marshmallow Sauce, and you guys went bonkers! I’m so glad you were as excited about it as I was. There are a lot of things you can do with it, and I was so pleased to see by your comments how much it inspired you.
So today I would like to share another easy and versatile dessert sauce. This one is every bit as simple as the last, maybe even more so!
I just love how deep and rich the chocolate flavor is in this recipe. I used a blend of natural and dutched cocoa powder, and it really gave an incredibly flavorful result. The whole thing took about 5 minutes total to whip up, and now we have a delicious sauce in the cupboard that will be stirred into everything from chocolate milk to freshly brewed mochas, and drizzled as a topping over ice cream or pound cake (or both!).
I’m sure you’re probably catching on to the idea that I’m going somewhere with two sauce recipes practically in a row, but that’s a surprise for another day. So stay tuned!
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Homemade Chocolate Syrup
- 1 cup (236.59 ml) water
- 3/4 cup (150 g) granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup (57.33 g) unsweetened cocoa powder, (I used a dark cocoa)
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Put the water and sugar in a small pot and place over medium-high heat.
- Bring to a simmer, whisking, until the sugar has completely dissolved.
- Whisk in the cocoa and salt, and continue to cook until the mixture is slightly thickened (about 3 minutes).
- Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.
How long does this keep in the cupboard? We don’t use chocolate sauce a lot – should I keep it in the fridge, or even freeze it?
It’s very high in sugar so that should inhibit any microbial growth. It should keep in the same way corn syrup would, but if you want to be extra safe you can do that.
Hello. Recipe seems nice can i get the metric measurement?
Yes, just click the “Metric” button just below the list of ingredients.
Oh!that’s great, thanks but I have a query about kosher salt. What is it? Can I use regular salt which is used normally to make food.
Kosher salt is used normally to make food. There are many different kinds of salt. Kosher salt, table salt, sea salt, etc. I’m not sure what you are currently using since there are so many types of salt that are readily available and it’s only up to your own personal preference what you choose to buy. You should probably try googling but here‘s a good starting point that can hopefully help. Good luck!
so rich and intense and chocolateyyyy! I love making everything homemade!
I know, right?? It’s always so much more flavorful that way. Thanks Kayle! xo
Even though I think all your recipes are total winners, your basics are always my favorites! You have the best arsenal of no-fail building block recipes and I love it!
Aw, thank you so much Nora! I really enjoy them- and I feel like for experienced bakers they can be so useful because then you can go and do all sorts of creative things with them. Thanks for the sweet comment dear! Hugs to you!
Allie – This chocolate sauce is gorgeous. It would go so well with ice cream! Yum. I can’t wait to try it at home.
Girl it was fantastic over vanilla ice cream! And it makes the chocolatiest chocolate milk ever. Thanks hon!
Allieeee, this looks SUPER DELISH!!!!!! I hereby declare that this sauce is going to go on EVERY dessert I eat this summer! <3 <3 <3
Hooray! Thank you so much Samina! Hugs to you girl 😉
Allie! I don’t know where to start…should I start drinking it or licking the leftover chocolate? I’m sorry but I don’t think I’m willing to share this chocolate syrup with my husband. This is just too good!
Haha thanks Linda!
I think you did it again!! Again…..and Again.
Another great simple recipe, this looks fantastic. I bet it goes on everything. However I think I would just have a couple of tbsp on its own 🙂
I would and I did! Lol… thanks so much Emanuele!
I’m not usually a fan of the storebought syrups but I have a feeling I would love this! How did I never think to make it myself before!?
I never had either! But you can bet I won’t be buying the store bought stuff again. Not when it’s this easy!
Who would have thought a chocolate sauce could be so simple! Love the idea of being able to keep this is stock and use it for lots of different things. I haven’t checked out the marshmallow sauce yet but that sounds wonderful, too – looking forward to seeing what you’re going to make for us with them both! 🙂
Thanks Helen! I know I couldn’t believe how simple it was. There’s just no need for the store-bought stuff at all!
Allie, I absolutely love that first shot with the droplet of chocolate sauce coming down! This looks like the perfect thing to drizzle on top of cakes!
Yes! I’ve got some leftover pound cake here that’s just begging for it! Thanks so much Lisa!
Gaah, this is brilliant, Allie! Homemade chocolate syrup? Love it! I had no idea it was so simple! It sounds perfect with all the ice cream we’ve been enjoying lately too 🙂
I had no idea either until I tried it! It tastes so good too- perfect for ice cream sundaes!
You’ve put me in the mood for an ice cream sundae, Allie!! This chocolate sauce looks perfect and I love that there are no ‘mystery’ ingredients like some bottled versions. Yum yum yum!
So true Marissa! This one’s pretty simple stuff. So glad you like it! Thanks so much!