5 Minute DIY Chocolate Syrup
Sometimes there’s nothing like a tall glass of icy cold chocolate milk to take you back to your childhood, right? But have you ever read the label on a bottle of that old favorite, Hershey’s syrup? A few of the starring ingredients are high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and preservatives – not exactly health food is it? So, how to indulge without feeling guilty?
Make your own syrup of course! It takes just five minutes (faster than running up to the grocery store) and about five ingredients, which you probably have sitting in your pantry. Not to mention it costs about half the price of a bottle of store-bought. Made with all natural sucanat sugar, this silky syrup has a hint of caramel, and its rich chocolate taste blows Hershey’s out of the water. You’ll also get a bit of calcium, iron, potassium, vitamin B6 and chromium from the Sucanat, and flavonoids from the cocoa – which will make your taste buds and your body very happy. Try it drizzled over ice cream or stirred into Greek yogurt too for a delicious treat. I’m betting you’ll find all sorts of
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I adapted this recipe from Alton Brown’s cocoa syrup, which uses Dutch-process cocoa for an extra rich chocolatey flavor. You’re five minutes away from the best chocolate syrup you’ve ever tried, so let’s get cooking shall we?