Easy homemade chocolate syrup — made with five natural ingredients in about five minutes — is a scrumptious topping for ice cream and makes perfect chocolate milk, without the additives and preservatives found in many store bought brands.
In case you haven’t noticed, lately I’ve been on quite a kick of making my own kitchen staples. In addition to various dry mixes for my pantry, I also like to stock my refrigerator with natural, homemade versions of what I used to buy at the grocery store, from barbecue sauce to coffee creamer.
Several months ago, I shared a recipe for a to-die-for Homemade Caramel Sauce that whipped up in just five minutes with only five ingredients. And guess what? Today I’ve got a 5-ingredient, 5-minute, Homemade Chocolate Sauce for you, reminiscent in flavor and consistency to the kind that’s sold in those famous dark brown bottles and cans, but without any of the crazy ingredients!
Now this is not a thick fudge sauce, mind you. It’s a thinner chocolate syrup that you can stir into milk to make chocolate milk or drizzle over ice cream for that perfect banana split. I stopped buying the “traditional” brand of chocolate syrup several years ago in an effort to feed my family real foods made with natural ingredients. Over time, we’ve tried a few organic brands of chocolate syrup, but they never tasted quite as good as our old standby and they were quite expensive. But this chocolate syrup? Not only does it taste better than the original, but it’s also cost effective to make in big batches!
I’m beyond excited to have a quick, easy, homemade chocolate syrup recipe that I can have ready in mere minutes! And in addition to being quick and easy, I love being able to control the ingredients by making it myself. You can’t get much more straightforward than water, sugar, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt!
The next time you’re craving some yummy chocolate syrup to top that vanilla ice cream, I hope you’ll remember this recipe and give it a try! This is one of those EUREKA-type recipes that makes me wonder why I didn’t try it sooner.
It’s a cinch to make, it’s all-natural, it’s economical, and it’s delicious. You can whip it up in minutes with ingredients that you most likely already have on hand, and your family will deem you brilliant. And — let’s be honest here — it’s CHOCOLATE SYRUP. At the end of the day, who’s going to argue with that? 😉
Adapted from AllRecipes.com
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