This chocolate syrup makes the best hot chocolate, with very minmal ingredients.
Servings 500 ml
- 1 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
- 1.5 cups sugar
- 1.5 cups water
- 1 tbsp vanilla sugar / ½ tbsp vanilla extract
- a pinch salt
Heat up the water to rolling boil and mix as much as needed with the cocoa powder to form a very smooth paste without lumps. Let sit.
In the remaining water add the sugar and heat it up. Let it melt completely and come to a boil.
Now add in the cocoa paste, vanilla, and salt. Mix well and cook till it thickens, about 5-10 minutes.
Once it thickens, switch off the stove, cool down and store in airtight bottles.
To prepare hot chocolate, add about 1/2 -1 tbsp of syrup and sugar as needed to 1 cup of hot milk. Mix well and serve.