Tuesday, May 18, 2010

But Is She Really Thrifty: Homemade Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

I've recently come into an abundance of Hershey's baking cocoa (Thanks to Swagbucks and free Amazon.com gift cards!).  This is a very thrifty way to make your own high fructose corn syrup free Hershey's chocolate syrup.  I keep mine in a jar (it's an old honey jar that's been sterilized) in the fridge.  I've heard it can last in the fridge for up to 4 weeks, but that's never happened in this house!  It's a little thinner than the store-bought version but it's very rich and lovely!
Homemade Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
1/2 cup Hershey's baking cocoa
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of water
1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
Dash of salt (not too much!) (like 1/8 teaspoon)
Combine the cocoa, sugar, salt and water in a saucepan. Bring it to a boil and stir constantly. Let it boil for 1 minute and then remove from heat. Let it cool a little and then add the vanilla. Store in an old squeezy bottle or a jar in the fridge. You could probably even replace the vanilla with some peppermint oil and make this mint-chocolate syrup! This is great for making chocolate milk or for on ice cream!

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