Monday, May 7, 2012

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Homemade Chocolate Syrup
As you may know, I try to, whenever possible, keep the food I buy/eat as unprocessed/natural as possible. Michael fights me on this.
He says he isn't against it in general, just that we can't afford to not just buy whatever is cheapest. Plus, that boy loves Cheetos, Kool-Aid, etc. But sometimes, I attempt to replace his unhealthy faves with something a little better. He drinks chocolate milk pretty much every morning, and I really hated having to use Hershey's chocolate syrup, knowing all the gunk that was in there. So, when I found this recipe on Annie's Eats, I was ecstatic! I made it almost right away! 
Now, this chocolate syrup still isn't healthy, but it certainly is A LOT better! There are only a handful of ingredients, and you more than likely have all of them already. Plus-this syrup has a much richer, tasty chocolate flavor, so you can use less than you normally would!
Michael even admitted it's better than Hershey's.
Use this chocolate syrup for drinks, over ice cream, or whatever you normally use chocolate syrup for. 

Homemade Chocolate Syrup


Homemade Chocolate Syrup
Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
Preparation:
  • In a medium saucepan combine sugar and cocoa powder. Whisk to break up clumps.
  • Stir in water and salt and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring frequently.
  • Once the mixture boils, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until slightly thickened (about 5 minutes).
  • Remove from heat and let stand 5 minutes.
  • Stir in vanilla extract.
  • Cool/store in the refrigerator.
  • Pour into some sort of serving bottle-you can purchase glass ones, or (if you're me) just use a leftover chocolate syrup bottle.

Homemade Chocolate Syrup
Michael makes a great hand model :P

**Note: if you're new and don't realize: Michael is my boyfriend, not my son. I'm only 22 lol. I realize the Batman and love for junk food make him seem 5, not 25, but I promise, he's a grown up! Lol.

Also: If you're interested in having a super cool Batman glass, like the one above (which my brother gave Michael for Christmas) you can get it at Spencer's.

Linking up here.
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