Most mornings when I wake up, I make my daughter a bottle of milk, and myself a cup of coffee. On this particular morning I realized that I had run out of my flavored creamer (mmm cinnamon bun flavored creamer). I typically only use a tablespoon or two to give it a nice sweetness that’s low on calories, but since there was none to be found, I had to go with plan B. With thoughts of chocolate looming in my head, I figured I would make a homemade chocolate syrup that I could mix with my coffee. Warning: After trying this, you’ll never want to go back to Hershey’s chocolate syrup.
Fat-Free Chocolate Syrup
- In a medium saucepan (make sure to use this size so that it does not boil over) over medium heat, combine cocoa, sugar and water. Bring to a boil and let boil 1 minute, while stirring. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
(It will not be thick right after cooking, but will thicken up after a few hours)
So simple, yet so delicious. It is fat-free, cheap to make, and oh so rich. This is a syrup that is perfect to use as an ingredient in other recipes, or in chocolate milk. If you would like to make this into more of a sauce to put on desserts, etc., you can substitute milk in the place of the water, and add in corn syrup to thicken it up into a sauce. Enjoy!
Courtesy of allrecipes.com