I am attempting to learn recipes for homemade versions of convenience foods and tried one today for homemade Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup. I mixed a few spoonfuls into a glass of milk and it tasted just like the store-bought syrup that costs about $2 for a 24 oz. bottle – AND I made it in about five minutes from things we always have in the kitchen.
Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup
from “Healthy Meals for Less” by Jonni McCoy
makes 1 1/2 cups
1/2 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
1 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup water
1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
Combine cocoa, sugar and salt in a saucepan and mix together until there are no lumps of cocoa. Add the water and stir. Place over medium heat and stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved (do not boil), then remove from heat. Stir in the vanilla once the syrup has cooled.
Store in a covered jar in the refrigerator for 2-3 months. (I used a 12 oz. jar.) It will be thick when cold but will thin out when reheated (use low heat and stir constantly).