I wanted something similar to Hershey's syrup; something that I could use to make an occasional chocolate milk treat for my boys and use as an ice cream topping. Over the past few years, I've made numerous chocolate sauces. Complicated cream sauces and basic melted chocolate sauces and yet, none of them were quite what I was hoping to make.
I ran across this recipe the other day and bookmarked it to try next. This is exactly the chocolate sauce what I wanted! This sauce is not overly sweet and it is smooth and rich in flavor. This is better than the Hershey's syrup that I remember. I am excited to have this in the refrigerator now and I can hardly wait to make a treat with it after dinner tonight!
Simple Homemade Chocolate Sauce
recipe slightly adapted from Liberal Simplicity
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup cold water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
In a cold saucepan, whisk together the cocoa and the sugar until all lumps are removed. Add the salt and the water and bring to a boil over medium to medium high heat. Reduce to a simmer; stirring constantly. Simmer for about 30 seconds and then remove from heat. Let cool and then add vanilla. Pour into a glass jar and refrigerate until needed.
Recipe makes 14oz and can easily be doubled if desired.