Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 3 mins

I like keeping this on hand for when recipes call for chocolate syrup. It is much cheaper to make your own. You can serve this sauce over ice cream or use 1 to 2 tbsp in a glass of milk for chocolate milk. I have used different types of flavour extract (mint, orange, rum....) instead of vanilla to change it up every so often.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine cocoa, sugar, salt and water in saucepan.
  2. Place over moderate heat and boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat, cool slightly and add vanilla.
  4. Store in a covered container in refrigerator.
Most Helpful

Wow, what a quick and easy recipe for chocolate syrup-I will never have to buy it in the store again! I made this for Best of 2010 Cookbook Tag. Thanks for a new family favorite!

Jociecee February 19, 2011

Wonderful! I made this with 1/2 cup sugar and 3/4 cup Splenda. It is a bit thinner than store-bought but the flavor is way better...I LOVE cocoa. I used it in my and it was perfect. Freddy Cat says hi! Made for tag game.

Engrossed October 31, 2010