Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Holy, Holy, Holy homemade dark chocolate syrup!

Yesterday I was here to sing praise for the homemade ranch dressing. Well, that's got nothing on today's homemade goodness, no not goodness, super duper awesomeness!! Oh my. So if you remember I make a lot of  Mochas in this house. It's my favorite of all the coffee options. While I feel confident that drinking coffee is good for my body, my soul and the health and safety of my family, I have been struggling with the chocolate syrup I used. It has corn syrup and all sorts of other ingredientst that Micheal Pollen would not approve of. NOT ANY MORE!!! I am so excited to add one more thing to the "I will never buy this again" list.
I found a recipe on Pinterest a few months ago and that got the idea brewing and then this morning I ran out of the store bought stuff. Ahh, gasp. Time to get making.
Here's the recipe after my changes:

Homemade Dark Chocolate Syrup

1 1/2 cups of sugar (I used organic because, well, it's the kind of sugar I use.)
3/4 cup unsweetened dark chocolate powder (I used Hershey's special dark because I had some, but I will be investing in a higher quality chocolate moving forward)
1 cup of water
1 tsp vanilla
(Update: you should really add somewhere between a pinch and 1/4 teaspoon of salt - I almost always forget to add this and really can't tell a difference but, it is supposed to be in there)

In a saucepan whisk together sugar, cocoa and salt. Add water and bring to a boil. Stir frequently to avoid sticking and burning. Turn off heat (if you use gas reduce heat to low) and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat, add vanilla and let cool. SO EASY! Store in the fridge in an airtight container.

No high fructose corn syrup, no GMOs. Just delicious chocolately goodness!! You're welcome.

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  1. Brielle is such a cutie, and I'm excited to come over soon for a mocha:) Love, sis

    1. Well thanks and there's always a mocha to have in this house :)

  2. So does the Hershey's make it gross? or you just wanted a richer taste? Ghiradellis' is supposed to be good.

    1. No, the hersheys was fine. I just think if I"m going to make it I can stand to upgrade a bit.

  3. That looks like a great syrup for mochas! I'll have to try it, by gum.

    Several months ago, I posted a recipe for my mom's kick-pants chocolate sauce; it's thicker, more of an ice cream topper. I bet you'd dig it too. Very simple, but scrumptious: http://stillwalkingandwaking.blogspot.com/2011/10/touch-of-ppd-and-moms-astounding-kick.html

    1. Yum Lori, I'll have to check it out! I would love to have something to use in my icecream cakes that are a family requirement for birthdays.

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    1. I almost always forget to add salt. It is supposed to have between a pinch and 1/4 teaspoon of salt added. However, I really haven't noticed much of a difference from when I remember and when I forget. Thanks for reminding me to add this info!