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Recipe for Chocolate Sauce

Posted 8/3/2015 10:35am by Rebeca Ward Rogers.

Dominic, our grandson, is visiting this week and loves adding chocolate syrup to his milk - so we just made some chocolate syrup to have on hand.  I know chocolate milk mix and chocolate syrup are not too expensive, but by making it ourselves we know exactly what is in it.  I thought I'd share the simple recipe with you, in case you would like to try it.


  • 1 cup cocoa (I usually use organic dark cocoa, but use what you have that you like)
  • 1 cup sugar (I use either white sugar or raw sugar, depending on what is here at the farm)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

In a small saucepan, mix together the cocoa powder, salt and the sugar.  Mix really well, as it helps when you do the next step.

Stir in water.  I use a wisk, and stir, stir, stir.  You have to work a bit at wetting the cocoa powder.

When the mixture is pretty much smooth, cook over medium heat until the mixture simmers.  Continue to simmer and stir for about 3 minutes.  Don't let it burn!

Take it off the heat, add in the vanilla, taste and adjust for seasonings, cool and bottle.  Store in the refrigerator.