As tempting as chocolate syrup sounds, it comes under very easy recipes, now the question arises how to make chocolate syrup at home? How to make chocolate syrup with cocoa powder? How to make chocolate syrup for cake? How to make chocolate syrup for ice cream and chocolate syrup for coffee? The answer to all your doubts is right here.
It is made with simple ingredients that can be easily found in your kitchen. Loved by both children and adults, today we are learning, how to make our perfect chocolate syrup with just 4-6 ingredients which will just take not more than 10 minutes to make. To make things easier, we are also mentioning our measurements with just a teaspoon too, so you don’t need to find any measurement tool.
1. How to Make Chocolate Syrup at Home?
1.1. Ingredients Required:
1) Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (25 Gm) ¼ Cup or 9 Levelled Teaspoons
2) Sugar (148 Gm) ¾ Cup or 11 Full Teaspoons
3) Milk (500 Ml) 2 Cup
4) Corn Flour / Corn Starch / Maize Starch (1-2 Teaspoons)
5) a Pinch of Salt
6) Dark Chocolate/any Chocolate Spread (optional)
Collect these ingredients, and we’ll start soon, but before we start making our easy recipe, which is our own homemade chocolate syrup recipe, there are a few points to remember that’ll help you in the process:
1) The secret to getting the perfect chocolate syrup is patience. You need to be patient throughout the process to get the perfect, smooth consistency of the chocolate syrup. It is not just applicable to chocolate syrup but anything related to cooking needs patience.
2) Learning and understanding the basic purpose of each ingredient is also very important, so read each of the steps carefully. Try to understand which ingredient is responsible for what purpose, in case there’s a situation like ‘the chocolate syrup is thick’ or ‘the chocolate syrup looks like water even after all the steps are done then, you should know how can you make it better. Don’t worry we’ll learn it together.
3) Make sure to be careful and work with safety.
Step 1) Take a medium saucepan, add regular cocoa powder/ unsweetened cocoa powder, add sugar (powdered) (measurements given above) and mix all the ingredients together.
Step 2) Switch on the gas, place a medium saucepan of mixed ingredients on a medium heat flame, add cold milk and whisk until all the sugar dissolves and there’s no lump left.
My advice is to first add 250 gm of milk, and add more milk slowly later while the mixture is on the flame.
Step 3) Stirring regularly is necessary, or it will get burnt.
Step 4) After 2-3 minutes, you’ll see the mixture developing a white layer. Don’t worry, it’s a part of the process.
Step 5) Add vanilla extract. Vanilla extract will give our chocolate syrup an overly sweet smell.
Step 6) Keep stirring, till this time, it will smell delicious and look like chocolate milk.
Step 7) From here, we are on to our next step, Take a teaspoon of milk and add a one-leveled teaspoon of corn flour, mix it together separately and then add into the chocolate milk on the flame and whisk constantly.
*Corn flour is used as a thickening agent. If you want to make the syrup thicker, you can also add two teaspoons of cornstarch.*
Step 8) Don’t panic if the mixture doesn’t get thick even after adding corn flour. Stirring constantly is necessary. When you start to feel that the chocolate milk is at its highest boiling point, reduce the flame as it might get burnt. Later, switch off the flame and let it cool. Stirring occasionally will prevent it from getting burnt.
Step 9) After a few minutes check the consistency of the mixture. Once the consistency gets thicker, Turn off the flame, and let the syrup cool.
*don’t expect it to be perfect in one go, even after following all the steps properly! It might take a few attempts to get perfect consistency, but it will be all worth it.*
Step 10) (optional) Enriching the taste- you can add dark chocolate pieces or Nutella or any other chocolate spread to enrich the taste of your delicious chocolate syrup.
Step 11) After you are satisfied with your own homemade chocolate syrup, you can store the chocolate syrup in an airtight container. For example, an airtight glass container like a glass jar.
Don’t forget to let it cool completely before you go to store chocolate syrup. Otherwise, it might also break the glass jar if the syrup is too hot.
After making sure to perform every step together properly, there you go with your perfect homemade chocolate syrup recipe.
Delicious chocolate sauce is now ready to be served!
1.2.1. How to Check Whether the Chocolate Syrup Is Ready or Not?
Check the consistency of the mixture. When the chocolate milk will go half the amount of the chocolate milk before, getting a little thicker, we know that we are very close to our perfect homemade chocolate syrup.
1.2.2. How to Make Chocolate Syrup Enrich in Taste?
After a few minutes, the mixture thickens just like a fudge sauce. Adding dark chocolate pieces or Nutella or any other chocolate spread is a great idea to enrich the taste of your delicious chocolate syrup.
1.2.3. How to Make Chocolate Syrup Smell Amazing?
Any edible Essence of your choice is the key to a sweet smell to your recipe.
1.2.4. How to Make Chocolate Syrup Thick or Thin?
You can add milk/water if you want a thinner consistency or boil it over again if you want a thicker consistency.
1.2.5. How to Make Chocolate Syrup? (Dark Chocolate Syrup Recipe):
Customize your syrup according to your taste, Add 200gm of Dark chocolate to the hot chocolate milk syrup after STEP 9 and let it cool. And there, your Dark chocolate syrup is ready! It’s that simple.
You must be wondering, what is the life span of homemade chocolate syrup since there are no particular preservatives added? Is it storage friendly? The answer is, Yes!
We can store it in our refrigerator, in an airtight container. No preservatives are added, so the homemade chocolate syrup can only last for 2-3 months and not years like those store-bought products.
2. How to Make Chocolate Syrup Enjoyable?
5 amazing ways you can enjoy your homemade chocolate sauce-
You can enjoy it as toppings as syrup with chocolatey goodness on your favorite desserts like-Vanilla Ice-cream
Who doesn’t like Brownies? Make brownies more chocolatey with some Chocolate sauce on the top.
Chocolate syrup can be used as an ingredient as well as topping on shakes. Enrich your homemade shake experience with some chocolatey cost-friendly, chocolate syrup!
2.5. Hot Chocolate
Hot Chocolate is the most anticipated recipe in winter, what’s more, better than Hot Chocolate for people that like chocolatey stuff. Let’s make our winters tasteful with hot chocolate and the best part is we can make hot chocolate with homemade chocolate syrup as an ingredient. How to make chocolate syrup used as an ingredient for hot chocolate?
2.6. Other Uses-
It could also be used as a fudge sauce, to make chocolate milk, or used as an alternative to Hershey’s syrup. It could also be used to garnish cakes, dip in cookies, and many others.
Enjoy it with your whole family and bring each other closer. I hope this homemade chocolate syrup recipe, made your kitchen experience more fun and cost-saving.
3. Pros of Making Your Own Homemade Chocolate Sauce:
The pros of making your own homemade chocolate syrup are that-
3.1. You Can Adjust the Sweetness:
You can adjust the sugar in your chocolate syrup according to yourself, whether you like it sweet or mild sweet, it could be adjusted accordingly.
3.2. You Can Adjust the Thickness:
Make it as thick or thin as you need, you can work it out according to your need.
3.3. Better than Store-Bought, Which Contains Preservatives:
It’s homemade of course, better than the store-bought since there are no preservatives added.
3.4. Super Cost-Friendly:
If it’s a party where we need the chocolate syrup in large quantities, it could be costly instead, we can make our own dessert chocolate syrup on a budget with this very simple recipe. It could prove to be very budget-friendly.
3.5. Customize Your Flavor :
You can also make your own new favorite flavor by mixing it with hazelnut or cashews and the options are unlimited.
4. Easy Recipes to Try Using Homemade Chocolate Syrup as An Ingredient:
How to make chocolate syrup stand out? How to make chocolate syrup level up any of your desserts? Here are a few very popular recipes that are very easy to prepare or not prepared at all. Let us see, how many things we can come up with this simple syrup we made today.
4.1. Level Up Your Ice Cream-
Have an ice cream at home? Wanna level it up? Make it more chocolatey. I got you!
Take a glass half-filled with our homemade chocolate syrup, dip your frozen dessert in that glass, let it freeze, and enjoy a double chocolate layer of ice cream.
Don’t have ice cream? We can work it out too! Let’s make one right now with just 2 ingredients:
1) A pack of biscuits (preferably cream biscuits) or a chocolate
2) Milk 1/2 cup
Step 1: Take any chocolate or biscuit, and cut it with a scissor horizontally. Crush the chocolate or the biscuit while it’s inside its wrapper only.
Step 2: Take the wrapper, Add cold milk to the crushed food item and place a spoon or stick inside it.
Step 3: Place the wrapper in a glass and let it freeze.
There you go, your ice cream is ready!
Or, you can also use another easy recipe on how to make homemade ice-cream
Now, you can enjoy it with a dip inside your homemade chocolate syrup.
4.2. Fruit Twist-
Craving something chocolatey but healthy? Why not go for a fruit and chocolate sauce combination which is like the best thing in the world!
1) Fruits like bananas, oranges, and strawberry
2) Homemade chocolate syrup
Take fruits like bananas, strawberries, and blueberries and dip them in your homemade chocolate syrup recipe and enjoy!
4.3. Marshmallow & Chocolate Syrup-
How to make chocolate syrup used in another simple and easy sweet treat? Another perfect combination for our extra-sweet craving is this Marshmallow and Chocolate sauce. Truly heaven.
2) Homemade chocolate syrup
Heat the Marshmallow on a low flame and dip it in the chocolate syrup.
4.4. Hot Chocolate Fudge-
We are talking about The Hot Chocolate Fudge Sundae from Giannis here. Today, I’ll be telling you how easy it is to make it. Its only main ingredient was to make the chocolate sauce recipe, which is already ready with us. So, let’s take a look at the ingredients and the process.
1) Vanilla ice-cream
2) Homemade chocolate sauce
3) Cashew nuts or Apricots or sprinkles
Take a glass of your choice, add 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream, then some syrup for chocolate flavor then, repeat the same process, and decorate it with cashews and apricots/sprinkles in the end.
And it’s Ready!
I guarantee you, it will just taste like one from the Giani’s
4.5. Chocolate Flavor Frosting Recipe-
You heard it right! Let’s see how can we make the Frosting batter of the cake or muffin with the syrup.
Let’s take a look at our ingredients-
1) Whipping cream 2 cups or 6 tablespoons
2) Icing Sugar 2 tablespoon
3) Vanilla extract
4) Chocolate syrup
5) 4-5 pieces of Ice
1) Take a bowl, and add 4-5 pieces of ice.
2) Place another bowl on the top and add the liquid whipped cream (if you have dry whipping cream powder, then add 1/2 cup of water in 6 tablespoons of powder) and whisk with a hand blender for 4-5 minutes on no. 2 speed.
3) Add 2 tablespoons of icing sugar and 1 teaspoon of Vanilla extract. Keep whisking it until the batter becomes frothy.
4) Separate the whipped cream bowl from the ice bowl and keep it aside.
5) Now, bring the homemade sauce and add it to the batter on how much you need it to be chocolatey. Don’t use a hand blender but a spatula to mix the sauce in the whipped cream, or you’ll end up overdoing the whisking and it will no longer remain frothy or light.
And it’s ready!
Hopefully, this blog was helpful and has given you more insight into the dessert section. Let us know if you tried it. How was your experience?