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Homemade Chocolate Syrup {Dairy-Free & Soy-Free}

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

There are certain things in life that are just too beautiful to adequately put into words.  Like holding your firstborn baby for the first time, listening to the ocean in your grandma’s seashell, snuggling in front the fire with homemade hot cocoa & watching the season’s first snowfall.  All of these precious moments live in our imaginations as things too glorious for the everyday life, but I’ve been challenged lately to make each day embody a life-long worthy moment.

For me, so many of these moments happen around food.  Sitting together during a holiday meal, a special dinner out with the family, drinks with friends, cookie exchanges, recipe swaps, making cupcakes with my kids … food is usually somewhere to found in my fondest memories.  And I love that.  I love that, with one recipe, a world of nostalgia can be brought back or a new tradition can be instantly solidified.

Homemade Chocolate Sauce

  Especially in today’s technological world, food remains a comforting constant.  Few other things on this earth can boast like food.  It spans the ages, feeds the hungry, can nourish a broken heart, brighten the darkest day, and usher in a fresh beginning.  With my two hands, a bowl, a whisk, and some simple ingredients, an everyday becomes an extraordinary day.  Worthy of my prettiest picture frame.

Chocolate Sauce Ice Cream

This recipe for Homemade Chocolate Syrup brings such joy to me.  It is so simple to make, takes only 5 minutes to create, tastes amazing, is so much better for you than any store-bought variety, can elicit giggles & squeals from my kids, and makes a warm, thoughtful gift.  This season, I hope you’ll whip up a batch & share it with those you love – in cold or simmered milk, drizzled over ice cream, or just by the spoonfuls!

This recipe was adapted from Small Notebook.

Chocolate Syrup Gift

On a personal note, I love keeping Swing Top Bottles on hand to use for such homemade items!  They look gorgeous in my fridge & I’m never embarrassed for a guest to see my stash of homemade goodies.  Plus, they are perfect for an instant gift when filled with this Homemade Chocolate Syrup or Homemade Vanilla Syrup!  Consider giving them with the recipe attached – or the link address to where you found the recipe (here)!

Homemade Chocolate Syrup {Dairy-Free & Soy-Free}

Rating: 51

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 16oz

Serving Size: 1 tbsp

Homemade Chocolate Syrup {Dairy-Free & Soy-Free}

A simple & delicious homemade chocolate sauce that's perfect for making chocolate milk, ice cream sundaes, or just enjoying by the spoonfuls!


  • 1 c. Water
  • 1/2 c. Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 c. Sugar
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla


  1. Combine water & cocoa powder in a medium saucepan over medium heat & stir to dissolve. Add sugar & whisk until completely dissolved. Cook for 3 minutes, careful not to let it boil over. Remove from heat & stir in salt & vanilla. Cool completely & refrigerate in an airtight container.

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{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Belle September 9, 2015, 7:27 pm

    Thanks so much for posting this. I made some today and it tastes absolutely delicious!

  • Leighanna November 6, 2014, 11:26 pm

    How long does this last?

    • Alecia Stanley November 11, 2014, 11:15 am

      @Leighanna – if you use a sterilized (boiled first) glass jar, it should keep for at least a month. I have a batch in our fridge that is at least 3 months old & is still good to go! We usually go through it much faster than that, though 🙂

  • Victoria August 18, 2014, 9:16 am

    I just featured this recipe over on my blog– please let me know if you would like for me to remove the link back.

    thank you,


    • Alecia Stanley August 18, 2014, 9:59 am

      Thanks for featuring it, Victoria! I’m so glad that you love the recipe as much as we do!! It really is ah-mazingly easy & soooo delicious!

  • Carol December 5, 2013, 11:35 pm

    My Mama used to bring these ingredients to a boil and then add foamy instant milk that she mixed in the blender. The entire neighborhood loved to come over for hot chocolate. Especially wonderful after coming in from playing in the snow.

    • Alecia Stanley December 6, 2013, 8:15 am

      Mmmm, that sounds delicious! Perfect treat for Christmas morning, too!

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