Recipe: Goodbye Hersheys, Hello Homemade Fat-Free Chocolate Syrup

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

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 2/3 cups white sugar
  • 1 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. 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!

 

Homemade chocolate syrup

For some reason it looks red, but here is my iced coffee mixed with the homemade chocolate syrup!

Courtesy of allrecipes.com

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