I Love Chocolate


Chocolate Syrup

by Stephanie Zonis


Why am I giving a recipe for something as simple as chocolate syrup? Well, for one thing, because it is so simple. This is little trouble to make, and it will sit quietly in your fridge until you need it (for a couple of weeks, anyway). This syrup is wonderful in blender drinks or for chocolate milk (use 1-2 Tbsp. in an 8 oz. glass of milk, but start with the lesser amount; this is concentrated stuff!) or to dress up fresh berries or any ice cream dessert. Because you've made it yourself, you know it's fresh; it has no preservatives or anything artificial in it. and did I mention the taste? Ultra-chocolatey, with a deep cocoa flavor, and not too sweet. This syrup is thick and smooth, too, with a gorgeous shine to it...a chocolate syrup for adults.

You must use Dutch process cocoa powder in this if you want the finished product to have the beautifully deep color and flavor to which all good chocolate syrups should aspire. I use Hershey's European Style Dutch Processed unsweetened cocoa powder, which comes in a silver 8 ounce tin; I can find it in a local market.  

1-1/2 c. granulated sugar
1 c. sifted unsweetened Dutch process cocoa powder
Few grains salt
1 c. water
2 tsp. vanilla

In heavy-bottomed 2 quart pot, combine sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Whisk thoroughly to mix well. Gradually add water, stirring (not beating) with the whisk to blend thoroughly. Set over medium heat; stir frequently with whisk until mixture comes to a boil (there will probably be a layer of foam on top--OK). Boil three minutes, stirring frequently with whisk and reducing heat if syrup threatens to boil over. Remove from heat; pour into heatproof liquid measuring cup or pitcher of at least three-cup capacity. Cool briefly, then chill (uncovered) until completely cold. Strain through fine strainer into container of at least 2-1/2 cup capacity. Stir in vanilla. Store, covered, in refrigerator.

Note: For a slightly sweeter, slightly thinner syrup, add 2 additional tablespoons EACH of sugar and water at the beginning of the recipe.

Makes a generous 1-3/4 cups


I Love Chocolate for June, 1998


You can also try using our Search page to locate topics of interest, or recipes.

Copyright © 1998 Francesca Chocolate Productions. All Rights Reserved. Stephanie Zonis provides the above information to anyone, but retains copyright on all text. This means that you may not: distribute the text to others without the express written permission of Stephanie Zonis; "mirror" or include this information on your own server or documents without my permission; modify or re-use the text on this system. You may: print copies of the information for your own personal use; store the files on your computer for your own personal use only; and reference hypertext documents on this server from your own documents.  

This page originally created in 1998 and modified October 2007 Arrow to Top

The Global Gourmet
The Global Gourmet®
Main Page


Irish Recipes for
St. Patrick's Day

   Clip to Evernote

Bookmark and Share


Twitter: @KateHeyhoe

Search this site:

Advanced Search
Recent Searches


Kate's Global Kitchen
Kate's Books
Cookbook Profiles
Global Destinations
Holiday & Party Recipes
I Love Desserts
On Wine

Caffeine and You Caffeine and You
cooking kids Cooking with Kids
new green basics New Green Basics

Conversions, Charts
   & Substitutions

About the
Global Gourmet®
   Contact Info
   Privacy Statement

Recent Cookbooks

Cooking Italian
175 Home Recipes
4-Hour Chef
Bakery Cookbook
Barefoot Contessa
Bouchon Bakery
Burma: Rivers of Flavor
Cake Mix Doctor
Comfort Food
Craft of Coffee
Crazy Sexy Kitchen
Daily Cookie
Fifty Shades Chicken
French Slow Cooker
Frontera - Rick Bayless
Gluten-Free Quick & Easy
Jerusalem: A Cookbook
Kitchen Science
Lidia's Favorite Recipes
Make-Ahead and Freeze
Modern Milkshakes
Modernist Cuisine
Mystic Cookbook
Paleo Slow Cooking
Picky Palate
Pop Bakery
Practical Paleo
Quick Family Cookbook
Sensational Cookies
Smitten Kitchen
Southern Living Recipes
Sweet Life in Paris
Trader Joe's Vegetarian
True Food
Whole Larder

More Cookbooks


Kitchen & Home


Copyright © 1994-2013,
Forkmedia LLC



cat toysCatnip Toys

Kitchen & Home