I am the kind of person that will stand in the aisle of the grocery store taking the time to read the ingredients on most foods that I used to eat. One of the many reasons that my husband doesn't like to do the grocery shopping with me! Haha! Having broadened my knowledge and learning to incorporate a more clean and healthy diet in our lives, I have learned that anything can be made at home. It may not have a 3 year expiration date (slight exaggeration!) like most shelved items- but it's not supposed to!
I enjoy ice cream still (homemade!!), as well as many other things, drizzled with chocolate syrup. But who wants to read the back of a syrup container and tell me what all the ingredients are? Most of them leave your head feeling dizzy as if you were handed a chemistry assignment. No one wants that! And you shouldn't have that with the foods you eat!
So here is a simple, quick and easy homemade chocolate syrup recipe. Feel free to increase the honey if its not sweet enough for you.
Please learn to sample as you make, as everyone's palates are different. Some prefer more bland, while others prefer more sweet or spicy, etc.
Makes approximately 2 cups and at 1 tbs serving:
- 38 calories
- 0.2g total fat
- 6.3g carbs
- 0.03g protein
- 5.4g sugar
What you will need:
3/4 cup honey
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbs vanilla extract
1 cup water
Combine all ingredients into a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce to simmer and stir the mixture for 5 minutes. Remove from heat once everything is thoroughly mixed and allow to cool.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month. Simply take what you need as you go- reheat in microwave 5-10 seconds if you'd like hot syrup!
I hope you like it! Any questions or comments, please feel free to leave a comment below!
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