The Many Uses of Chocolate Syrup

Who doesn’t love:

This is a very simple chocolate syrup to pour over anything, or turn into hot cocoa.  It makes quite a bit, so plan for a container to store it in.

This recipe will yield about as much as a bottle of commercially made syrup and costs pennies to make.  Best of all, there are no added chemicals or preservatives.  Of course it is high in sugar and cocoa powder and TASTE!!

Who wants this?  

Chocolate Syrup
Prep Time
2 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
12 mins

5 ingredients on this stairway to Heaven!!

Course: Desserts, Sauces and Gravies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 cups
Author: John Winslow
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 1 ½ cups white granulated sugar
  • 1 cup Cocoa Powder REAL
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  1. Pour water into a saucepan.  Add sugar and simmer on low heat until sugar is dissolved.

  2. Add Cocoa powder and salt to water and sugar mixture. Simmer on a medium low heat, whisking gently until the syrup starts to thicken.

  3. When the mixture has thickened to your desired texture, and is shiny while stirring, remove from heat, add the vanilla and whisk to combine.

  4. Pour or ladle syrup into a container for storage or to pour.

Recipe Notes
  1. Pour either hot or cold syrup over plain vanilla ice cream
  2. Pour either hot or cold syrup over vanilla ice cream with sliced bananas
  3. Use as the chocolate syrup on a banana split.
  4. Spoon either hot or cold syrup over sliced chilled fruits.
  5. For hot cocoa, pour 1 cup of syrup into 3 cups of hot milk. 

 My Favourite Hot Cocoa

Minty Hot Cocoa
Prep Time
3 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
8 mins
With or without alcohol, this chocolatey treat will warm the insides of the most chilled Albertan.
Course: Beverages
Cuisine: Redneck
Servings: 4 mugs
Author: John Winslow
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 4 cups milk Dairy or non-dairy
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract or 2 oz. Peppermint Schnapps
  1. Combine the cocoa, sugar, water, Peppermint Schnapps (if using), and salt in a medium saucepan.
  2. Over medium heat, stir constantly until the mixture boils. Cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  3. Stir in the milk and heat, but do not boil.
  4. Remove from the heat and add vanilla and peppermint extract (if using); stir well. Serve immediately.