Chocolate syrup is pretty much a staple in our house. However, I will never buy chocolate syrup from the store again. Why you may ask. For the simple fact that I can now make it myself. This chocolate syrup recipe is not only super easy to make and significantly cheaper than buying chocolate syrup, but it also tastes so much better--and more chocolaty. Plus, it doesn't contain all those "extra ingredients" like high fructose corn syrup.
This recipes is slightly adapted from here.
1 1/4 cup white sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Pour the sugar in a medium saucepan. Sift the cocoa powder into the saucepan (this gets out the lumps) then whisk the sugar and cocoa powder together. Pour in water and add salt. Over medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Allow to boil for a couple of minutes or until syrup thickens, stirring constantly. Remove the pan from heat and allow to cool for about 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla extract. Pour in an air-tight container--I used an old chocolate syrup bottle.
I haven't tried the syrup on ice cream yet, but it makes the best chocolate milk!