Thursday, January 22, 2015

Homemade Chocolate Syrup


So it's almost February, and you know what that means. It's the second coming of baked goods since Christmas. I am not shamed to admit that conversation hearts are my all time guilty pleasure. But what says "I love you" better than chocolate? In my house, nothing is more exciting to Andrew than when I bake up a storm in the kitchen, cranking out chocolate cookies, cakes, and fudges galore. I recently found a recipe that called for chocolate syrup, but didn't find this out until AFTER I just spent an hour at the grocery store. I was not about to take of my sweatpants and re-join society, so you know what I did? Made my own. And you know what, not only was it easy as, well, cake. But it tastes exactly like the Hershey's one that comes in a bottle. So next time you are in a bind, or you just want to try making your own at home, try this recipe.


Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup cold water
  • 1/2 tbsp. vanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder until no lumps remain. Whisk in the cold water until combined. 

Bring the mixture to a boil and whisk frequently. Lower heat to a simmer and allow the mixture to reduce and thicken, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract. Allow to cool to room temperature before pouring into a mason jar and placing in the fridge for future use. 

1 comment:

  1. Omg this sounds and looks amazing! Also, I know I've said it before, but your pictures are always so on point.

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