Homemade Chocolate Syrup

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  • 1/2 cup sugar or sucanat
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and water.
  2. Over medium-high heat, bring to a boil, then reduce heat.
  3. Stir continuously until thickened to a sauce consistency.
  4. Remove from heat. Add in vanilla and stir.
  5. Pour into a separate container and allow to cool before using.
  6. To make chocolate milk use 1-2 tablespoons of chocolate syrup per 1 cup of milk.