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August 10, 2015

homemade chocolate syrup

Easy chocolate syrup - perfect for flavoring coffee!

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. 

Chocolate syrup recipe - super easy

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. 

Ingredients // 

  • 3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • Pinch of salt
  • Splash of vanilla extract
Directions // 
  • 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.


  1. have the same coffee buying problem and it's really hard trying to reform. Especially when I go back to school which is in a few weeks. My school even had a new building put in with a branch of my favorite cafe right in the center. That means I pass it going out and coming in everyday.

    Sorry, got off on a tangent! I'm going to whip me up a patch to add to all my mochas, thanks so much for the easy recipe :)

    1. Haha you're describing my life! There's literally a coffee shop on each block on my way to work - temptations are too high!


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