Chocolate Syrup

Better than Hershey's!
You may never spend money on a can of Hershey's syrup again! 
This easy to make recipe is pretty much identical to it. 
Two reasons to make your own :
1) You know what's in it! (how yummy is that?)
2) It's cheaper, since you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry already!

It's perfect on top of ice cream or of course chocolate milk, Plus, in cute canning jars , these would be inexpensive and a welcomed gift by any one! (think holidays)

Chocolate Syrup

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  • Use a 2 quart saucepan (don't use a smaller one).  In saucepan mix the cocoa and water with a wire whisk.
  • Heat the chocolate-water over medium heat, stirring occasionally, when it begins to boil,  add  the sugar and continue stirring until sugar dissolves.
  • Bring mixture to a full rolling boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and boil for 3 full minutes.
  • Remove syrup from heat.  Add the salt and vanilla.  Stirring to blend.
  • Let cool, then pour syrup  into a clean pint sized canning jar, or refill an old chocolate syrup container. Store in the fridge.


  1. Replies
    1. It really is super easy Debra! Let me know if you try it!

  2. This is GENIUS! I didn't know it was so easy to make your own chocolate syrup. I am vegan and buying chocolate syrup at the store can get tricky. Not that I should be having it THAT much... this makes a great gift idea, too! Here from Mostly Homemade Monday's link.

    1. It is so easy and It makes the best gifts! In expensive buy well loved! I have a homemade magic shell recipe over at Tip Garden that makes a great gift too! THe two together in a basket? Favorite!
      Here's the link. (Till I get it posted over here on the frugal pantry!)
      Let me know how the choc. syrup turns out for you!

  3. Visiting from Try a New Recipe Tuesday. I have a post about making my own chocolate sauce. Out reasons are the same but the ratios in the recipes are quite different. I never though of giving it as a gift. Hmmm. I'm seeing Ice cream sundae baskets.

    1. Chris, thanks for sharing your post. I'd be thrilled if you post a link to it here in the comment section so readers can find you! I'd love to try and compare, but how can you go wrong when your experiment ends in chocolate sauce right? I can see it in a basket with the magic shell recipe and some festive candy sprinkles, waffle cones and ... now you've gotten me going!
      Post your link here! Thanks


      The post is from 2011. I should update it and improve the instructions. Ie I generally cook it longer now so it also works for ice cream.

    3. Thanks for posting it, I know my readers will enjoy trying it out!

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    1. Warning! This becomes addicting! Don't say you weren't warned !! Enjoy!


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