“It’s so easy to make your own chocolate syrup, and you probably already have all the ingredients you need to whip up a batch. And it only takes 10 minutes!”
1 cup good quality unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cupgranulated sugar
1 cupcold water
1⁄2 teaspoonkosher salt (or to taste)
1 tablespoonvanilla extract
In a medium saucepan, whisk together the cocoa powder and sugar until blended. Add the water and 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and whisk over medium heat until boiling, stirring constantly.
Continue boiling until mixture thickens, about 3 – 4 minutes. The mixture will still be fairly thin (it thickens to a syrup-like consistency once cool). Taste and stir in additional salt until dissolved, up to 1/4 teaspoon, if desired.
Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. Cool.
Store syrup in an airtight glass container in the refrigerator. The syrup should keep, refrigerated, for at least a month.