Anyone else have childhood memories of standing at their refrigerator, taking a swig or two of the Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup when dad wasn’t looking? (Because it was meant for his ice cream..)
Can’t deny that you did it at least once or twice… 🙂
But we are not kids anymore and many of us are taking a closer look at labels more now than ever before. We all know now that if you can’t pronounce it or understand what it is – then you probably shouldn’t eat it, right?
I am the kind of person that will stand in the aisle of the grocery store taking the time to read the ingredients on most foods that I used to eat. One of the many reasons that my husband doesn’t like to do the grocery shopping with me. But I don’t think I’ve met a man who has enjoyed grocery shopping. Haha
Having broadened my knowledge and learning to incorporate a more clean and healthy diet in our lives, I have learned that anything can be made at home. It may not have a 3 year expiration date (slight exaggeration!) like most shelved items- but real food not supposed to!
I enjoy ice cream still, as well as many other things, drizzled with chocolate syrup. But who wants to read the back of a syrup container and explain to me what all the ingredients are? Most of them leave your head feeling dizzy as if you were handed a chemistry assignment. No one wants that. And you shouldn’t have that with the foods you eat!
So here is a simple, quick and easy homemade chocolate syrup recipe. Feel free to increase the honey if its not sweet enough for you. As I always say in any sweet recipe, adjust to your taste bud preference.
Homemade Chocolate Syrup
Author: With Peanut Butter on Top
- Serves: 2 cups
- Serving size: 1 tbsp.
- Calories: 31
- Fat: 0.4 g
- Saturated fat: 0.2 g
- Unsaturated fat: 0.0 g
- Trans fat: 0.0 g
- Carbohydrates: 8.2 g
- Sugar: 6.6 g
- Sodium: 0.9 g
- Fiber: 1
- Protein: 0.6 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- ¾ cup honey
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbs vanilla extract
- 1 cup water
- Combine all ingredients into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and stir the mixture for 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat once everything is thoroughly mixed and allow to cool.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month. Simply take what you need as you go- reheat in microwave 5-10 seconds if you'd like hot syrup!