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!
- 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