Do you like all your desserts made from chocolate, topped with chocolate, and served with chocolate, or are you normal? Is your go-to flavor for everything sweet is chocolate? Do you agree that it merely elevates the flavor of every dessert up a notch? Are you like the billion other inhabitants (including dogs) of this planet who are addicted to this bittersweet and creamy goodness made from roasted cocoa beans? Then the chances are that you are always looking for ways to incorporate in your meal anyway you can. In that case, this chocolate syrup recipe is the cure to your eternally unsaturated chocolate addiction.
Chocolate Syrup Recipe: Ingredients
The gourmet chocolate syrup produced after following this recipe is bound to put Hershey’s out of business. Despite being the highly consumed chocolate sauce in the market, it lacks the creaminess and decadence found in this homemade product. This dessert sauce derives its sweet, smooth, and chocolatey flavor from the premium quality products used in it. It tastes oh so amazing and will knock your socks off. Since this recipe calls for only five ingredients, so never compromise on their quality and taste.
- Cocoa Powder 1 cup
- Sugar 1.5 cup
- Salt 1 Pinch
- Milk 1.5 cup
- Vanilla Extract 1 tsp
You can swap sugar with honey or agave for healthier syrup. For an even creamier sauce, you can use heavy cream instead of milk or substitute a fraction of it. You can also tune up or down the amount of vanilla according to your preference.
- In a pan mix together, dry ingredients i.e., sugar, salt, and cocoa powder.
- Add in the milk and whisk to combine while cooking on medium heat.
- Let it cook while stirring occasionally.
- Once the milk boils, remove it from heat and let it cool.
- Don’t overcook it as it will form a thick syrup.
- Afterward, dash in the vanilla essence and mix.
- Voila! Your homemade chocolate syrup is ready.
You can store this in an airtight glass jar for up to a month. If the sauce is too thick in consistency, then add in extra milk and heat through. On the other hand, if it has a runny consistency, then add some cornflour slurry.
Uses Of Chocolate Syrup
There are gazillion ways to uses this homemade and healthier than store-bought syrup. Are you tired of eating boring vanilla ice cream? Drizzle gourmet chocolate syrup on top with cookies and fruits for a quick gourmet sundae bowl. Don’t like the taste of milk? Pour in a tablespoon, stir, and ta-da! Chocolate milk is ready. You can use it to make instant hot chocolate in autumn. The syrup can be enjoyed with pancakes, waffles, and French toast in breakfast or mix with your cereals.
You can blend it with smoothies or ice lattes and can use it in coffee to enjoy some homemade mocha. Anyone over the age of 22 can make chocolate martini using vodka, chocolate syrup, cream, and ice cubes. Put in your BBQ marinade with ground coffee to enjoy a sweet and savory chocolate steak.