Sunday, January 22, 2012

DIY chocolate syrup

Chocolate milk has become Cade's fav night time routine.  He knows how to open the fridge now and likes to get it out, and then pour the syrup into the milk and then shake it. So we've gone through what was left of our chocolate syrup. We call this his special night time treat! I decided to make our own syrup last night. -I got this recipe from another blog and shared below. This was very easy took all of 5 minutes and we had everything already in stock. I used the existing empty chocolate syrup bottle and this recipe filled it entirely! Try it out.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (I use Ghirardelli)
1 cup water
dash of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a small saucepan, add sugar, cocoa, and salt.  Whisk together gently.  Add water.  Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat and cook 1 minute.  Remove from heat and add vanilla.  Cool.  Store in the refrigerator. 

For delicious chocolate milk, add 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup to 8 oz. of milk.  Heat for hot chocolate.

For milk shakes, combine 1 cup cold milk, 1/4 cup chocolate syrup and 2 cups (1 pint) of vanilla ice cream to a blender.  Blend.

This syrup would also make a delicious dessert garnish or ice cream topping.

Recipe source- Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook, 1968.

Cheers, Carri

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