Chocolate Syrup, a must have ingredient for ice cream topping, cake garnish and preparing chocolate milkshake, requires only 3 ingredients and just 5 minutes to prepare at home. This Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe explains how unsweetened cocoa powder is mixed with sugar, salt and water, cooked to perfection and then flavored with vanilla extract with detailed stepwise photos.
- unsweetened cocoa powder : 3 Tbsp
- sugar : 4 Tbsp
- water : 3 Tbsp (+ a drop of Vanilla Extract, a dash of Salt)
Stages of cooking
Take unsweetened cocoa powder and sugar in a medium sauce pan.
Mix them together with a spoon until well blended.
Add water and salt.
Cook raw cocoa mixture over medium heat until it starts to thicken (around 3-4 minutes) while stirring constantly. Don’t over cook it (until mixture is very thick) because syrup will thicken as it cools to room temperature.
Remove pan from the heat. Add vanilla extract and mix well. Let it cool to room temperature. Transfer it to an airtight glass container and use immediately or store it in the refrigerator and use it within a month.