This recipe is simple to make and delicious in taste that you won’t ever reach for a pre-made in the stores.

No more buying chocolate syrup from the market. You can make it at your home, in a fraction of price and with no risks from any preservatives. The thought of making your own chocolate syrup is more daunting than it sounds, and it can be done in just few minutes.


  • ­1 cup of sugar
  • ½  cup of cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup of water
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • A pinch of salt


To make the syrup is pretty simple. All you need to do is add sugar, cocoa powder, salt and water in a saucepan and bring it to a gentle boil. Remember to constantly stir the mixture so the sugar or the cocoa powder does not stick on the bottom of the pan. You can choose the consistency of the syrup (runny or thick) and accordingly take it off the heat. Once off the heat you can add in the vanilla extract and stir it in.

Pour the chocolate syrup into a container and cover it with a cling film, with it touching the surface of the syrup so that a layer of chocolate syrup film doesn’t set on the top. Allow the mixture to cool in the fridge for a few hours. You can store the syrup in the fridge in an air tight container for about a month or two.

This is just the basis of the recipe. You can add flavors of your choice as long as it complements the chocolate. The flavorings and the direction you could go with the syrup is countless.