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Chocolate Syrup

This chocolate syrup makes the best hot chocolate, with very minmal ingredients.
Course Drinks
Cuisine World
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Cooling time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 500 ml
Author Hema Magesh


  • 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.
    Chocolate sauce preparation steps 1&2
  • In the remaining water add the sugar and heat it up. Let it melt completely and come to a boil. 
    Chocolate syrup preparation steps 3&4
  • Now add in the cocoa paste, vanilla, and salt. Mix well and cook till it thickens, about 5-10 minutes. 
    Chocolate syrup preparation steps 5&6
  • Once it thickens, switch off the stove, cool down and store in airtight bottles.
    Chocolate syrup preparation steps 7&8
  • 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.