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Homemade Chocolate Syrup for Chocolate Milk!

Chocolate Syrup - Butttered Side Up

First of all, my apologies for being such a horrid blogger this past month.

Earlier this summer I felt like I had a really good rhythm going.

Then things got busy. Every weekend for the past 5 weekends we’ve had something going on.

I’m looking forward to being able to catch my breath. 

Chocolate Syrup - Butttered Side Up

This past year I’ve really been into chocolate milk, especially making it myself.

Normally I’ll mix it up as I go along: spoon some cocoa powder and sugar into a cup then mix in milk and cream. It tastes delicious, but it’s kind of a pain to mix together.

The milk doesn’t always play nice and often refuses to be fully incorporated into the chocolate. 


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Having a bottle of chocolate syrup in the fridge makes it so much easier. Simply pour into the milk and stir!

No more lumps of chocolate. 

By the way, I HIGHLY recommend that you use some cream in your milk. Not quite half and half, more like 2/3 milk, 1/3 cream.

But be warned: once you try it, just milk will never be the same.

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Also, I still blow bubbles in my chocolate milk. I think it freaks Reuben out. He’s probably afraid that I’ll teach it to Helen.

Which I most likely will.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 45 kcal
Author Erica Lea


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sucanat
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon real salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Place the water, sucanat and cocoa powder in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until the mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat.
  2. Stir in the vanilla extract. Allow to cool and pour into a jar or squeeze bottle. Store in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

recipe adapted from Created by Diane

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Hajar Almohsin

Tuesday 12th of August 2014

can you please post your recipe here i dont have that kind of sweetener but i do have lots of fresh organic honey!thank you


Monday 11th of August 2014

I was just thinking of making some this morning because we ran out ages ago and my girls would love chocolate milk on this rainy morning. Thanks for the perfect timing! Love the pictures too (as always).


Sunday 10th of August 2014

I smiled when I saw this on pinterest because I JUST (like twenty minutes ago) made chocolate syrup because my husband wanted to make mochas. I used DeliciouslyOrganic's recipe, which was likewise simple but with honey. It was delightful! I'm definitely using some for chocolate milk. I always love your pictures.