We love to use chocolate sauce in house, whether it is for chocolate milk or ice cream sundaes, we go through it way too quickly. Pinterest is the source of my latest inspiration, of course. The thought of making my own was appealing because there are like 4 ingredients that go into it. No extra “junk”. While looking for a list of ingredients in Hershey’s Chocolate Sauce (they do not list it on their website) I found this very informative post: Ingredients in Hershey’s.
Why buy chocolate syrup when you can easily make your own with just:
1 1/2 cups sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (your favorite brand)
1 cup water
dash of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
Whisk the sugar, cocoa and salt together, place in a sauce pan with the water and bring it to a boil while stirring consistently. Reduce heat and cook for about 1 minute. When it’s cooled enough to add to your container stir in the vanilla then store in the refrigerator!
Delicious and Healthier than Store Bought
Which would you rather have:
|OR||High Fructose Corn Syrup
Potassium Sorbate (preservative)
xanthan gum (corn)
It is healthier and more economical to make your own chocolate sauce.
My husband has been making his morning mochas with it and the kids are using in their milk.
It is delicious.