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chocolate syrup in Mason jar with drip. Spoon inside jar.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup (hot or cold)

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This rich decadent syrup contains pure ingredients you can feel good about eating and the process takes a pinch of your time. We add a little sea salt and cinnamon to create a warm and deep flavor with a twist. Trust me, take an extra step and make your chocolate syrup.

  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Yield: 24 servings 1x


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  • 1 cup hot water water
  • 3/4 cup good quality cocoa powder
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground cinnamon (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Boil hot water and set aside. Combine the sugar, cocoa powder, and salt together in a saucepan. Wisk to combine.
  2. Add hot water whisking constantly over low heat until the mixture thickens and begins to simmer (about 8-10 minutes).
  3. Remove from heat and stir the vanilla and cinnamon (if desired) into the syrup. You will know it is done when it sticks to the back of a spoon.
  4. Serve warm or store and refrigerate until serving.


Store chocolate syrup in a mason jar or air-tight container in the fridge. It will last about 2 months.

*If making hot or cold chocolate milk add 1-3 tablespoons per 8 oz of milk. It depends on how sweet you like it! Serve over ice cream, or use it as the liquid for homemade tiramisu

  • Author: Elena
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Category: Sweet/ Dessert
  • Method: American
  • Cuisine: American