Chocolate Syrup

Homemade Chocolate Syrup is a boon! Keep this ready to use syrup at home to drizzle on your ice-creams, add to your shakes or coffee or even to desserts.

Lot of times when I need to use, I shy away from using chocolate sauce or syrup simply because I rarely stock it. When everything is made from scratch using a store-bought seems so wrong. I know I sound like a snob!

But I am not. Swear. ;)

Chocolate Syrup at Home | How To
Chocolate Syrup at Home | How To

So when I came across this simple recipe for making chocolate syrup with cocoa powder, I couldn’t resist and now I have a bottle of ready-to-use chocolate syrup in my refrigerator.

Though I doubt by the time I will come back from holidays, it will still be available to use. Knowing V, it will get over as soon as I leave the house.

This surely is going to add to the staple ingredients in my home. Though next time on, I would be reducing the sugar to about 1½ cup, as we prefer mild sweet but for a more sweet tooth, go with original quantity.

Chocolate Syrup at Home | How To
Chocolate Syrup at Home | How To

Whenever the fancy strikes, pour the syrup over chocolate milk, coffee, ice cream, brownie, cookies or just put the bottle to your mouth. :D

Chocolate Syrup at Home | How To

An absolute must have in your pantry for jazzing up your dessert or satisfy late night craving.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 400 ml sauce


  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • cup sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract


  • Mix cocoa powder and water in a thick bottom saucepan.
  • Heat and keep stirring till cocoa is completely dissolved. Add sugar. Mix well to dissolve.
  • Continue to boil for 2-3 minutes over medium heat. Be careful not to let it get too hot and boil over!
  • Add the salt and the vanilla extract. Allow it to cool.
  • Pour into a clean glass bottle. Store in the refrigerator.


It can be stored for several months. This recipe yields two cups.

2 responses to “Chocolate Syrup”

  1. Jessica says:

    Hi! can you confirm the amount of salt? All I see is a question mark… So is it 1 tsp? Thanks!

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