Furthering my attempts to be my very own in-house barista, I've added another syrup option to my arsenal. I know I've mentioned before that I have a problem with going out & buying coffee. Slowly I'm reigning in on my expensive
addiction hobby. Making cold-brew in batches has helped me save money, the simple syrup makes iced coffee a sweeter treat, & now chocolate syrup gives me some variety. It's nice to have choices at home - that way I don't get bored of any one combination. This chocolate syrup mixes nicely with iced coffee for a mocha-like drink.
I've made my chocolate syrup on the more liquid-y side so that it blends better in my morning cold brew. If you want to make syrup for topping ice cream, I recommend using a little less than half a cup of water instead.
- 3/4 cups water
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa
- Pinch of salt
- Splash of vanilla extract
- Combine all the ingredients in a small pot & heat over medium-high heat.
- When the mixture begins to boil, stir constantly for 60 seconds.
- Remove from heat. Let cool, & store in refrigerator.
I mix this in my iced coffee with some milk, a splash of whipping cream, & a few ice cubes. I still need to come up with a name for this drink...
P.S. If you think this chocolate syrup is easy, check out this one-step caramel syrup.