Friday, December 10, 2010

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Just made homemade Chocolate syrup. I'm filling up my old container with this! It doesn't have more chocolate flavor than the brand name, but that's not a bad thing!. :)

Chocolate Syrup
from Amy Dacyczyn’s The Complete Tightwad Gazette.

1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Mix the cocoa powder and the water in a saucepan. Heat and stir to dissolve the cocoa. Add the sugar, and stir to dissolve. Boil for 3 minutes over medium heat. Be careful not to let it get too hot and boil over! Add the salt and the vanilla. Let cool. Pour into a clean glass jar, and store in the refrigerator. Keeps for several months, but trust me it will be gone before then. Yields two cups.