homemade Hershey’s-style chocolate syrup

I have been making homemade hot fudge sauce for months now…  so when I saw a recipe for homemade “Hershey’s” syrup, I just knew I had to try it myself.

We do love our chocolate milk around here, after all!

Now, this is not Hershey’s style syrup, and for us American Hershey’s-raised children, there’s no real comparison, but it’s a great chocolate syrup and will mostly replace Hershey’s in my house, except for my occasional nothing-but-Hershey’s cravings.


I must say, I absolutely love it when I get to cross one more thing off my store-bought commercial-products list!

Homemade Hersheys Syrup

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

10 minutes

Yield: approximately 2 cups of sauce

1 teaspoon - 1 tablespoon

Homemade Hersheys Syrup


  • 1/2 cup dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla (or almond*) extract


Combine the cocoa powder, water, sugar & salt in a medium saucepan and stir to dissolve while heating over medium heat.

Bring to a boil and boil carefully for 3 minutes (keep an eye on it, you don't want to let it boil over!).

Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla (*or almond extract for a little twist!) and let cool to room temperature.

Pour into a jar and storing in the fridge for up to several weeks... if it lasts that long!


recipe adapted from Small Notebook

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  • Kellie Brown

    I love your new blog layout! And that you can “save recipes”. Neat feature! :)

  • im losingit

    Thanks for posting this. I should probably be embarrassed to tell you how frequently we run out of hershey’s syrup, and now I don’t need to run to the store.

    • http://arthomas.blogspot.com annaliseree

      Haha! We run out of Hershey’s that often too! :o) LOVE not having to run to the store now!