Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 10 mins

I got this recipe from CopyKat. I guessed on the serving amount, as it differs from person to person depending on taste.


  1. Combine cocoa, sugar, and salt in a saucepan.
  2. Add water, and mix until smooth.
  3. Bring this mixture to a boil.
  4. Allow it to boil for one minute, be careful this does not over boil.
  5. Remove from heat, when this cools add the vanilla.
Most Helpful

If it's any help to anyone, I've found that if you simmer this syrup for about 10 minutes, stirring all the time, it does thicken up and there's no need to add any thickener to it. It keeps better without cornstarch.

robyn win November 28, 2006

Finished off my store-bought syrup yesterday and needed a cup of hot chocolate this afternoon. This turned out great. I let it boil a little longer (about 3 minutes) constantly stirring it. It turned out a good consistency. And it made a delicious cup of hot chocolate. Won't be buying syrup again. Thanks for sharing.

AuntMare February 13, 2008

Thanks for a great recipe! I used a different brand of cocoa powder and it still tastes great. After reading reviews stating that the syrup was too thin I reduced the water to 3/4 of a cup. The syrup came out a bit thicker than Hershey's when cooled... perfect as an ice cream topping or a dip for fruit.. .and still easy to use for chocolate milk. Thanks again!

-Tracy- December 10, 2010