Looking to add an extra level of chocolate to your next drink or cake? Whip up a batch of this super easy three ingredient chocolate simple syrup. It is full of sweet chocolatey flavor that you are sure to love!
🥂What is Chocolate Simple Syrup?
Chocolate simple syrup is a combination of equal ratios of sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder and water. It is a chocolate flavored liquid sweetener that is used for a wide range of different things from drinks to desserts.
This flavored simple syrup is much like other flavored simple syrups Like candy corn syrup or honey simple syrup. They are away to get a sweetened flavor into drinks in particular. Adding just sugar into drinks doesn’t always dissolve well or evenly. While simple syrup mixes well.
It’s only use doesn’t lie just in drinks. It also makes a nice topping for a variety of foods from pancakes to ice cream. Basically, anything you want to add a sweet chocolate flavor to.
If you’re still not sure about making this recipe, check out these reasons that you’re sure to love it:
- Easy to make. With only three super simple ingredients this is so easy to make. You only need to simmer them for about 10 minutes and then it’s ready.
- Inexpensive. Again, it’s only three ingredients needed to make this. One of them is water. It’s a very inexpensive recipe.
- Many uses. This is not just a single-use syrup. You can use it in so many different foods and drinks from milk to coffee to French toast to ice cream.
- 1 cup Sugar – granulated sugar works best in this recipe.
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Cocoa Powder – We prefer to use unsweetened dark cocoa powder.
Gather everything you need to make this syrup including jar with a lid, measuring cup a spoon, cocoa powder, water, sugar and saucepan.
Take one cup of cocoa powder and dump it into the pot.
Take one cup of sugar and dump it into the pot with the cocoa powder.
Take one cup of water and dump it into the pot with the sugar and cocoa powder.
Place your pot on the stove at medium heat to summer. Stir frequently while swimmering for 10 minutes.
After you’ve simmered for 10 minutes, remove it from the heat. Then, pour it into a Pyrex with a lid or other airtight container and place it in the refrigerator to chill for around 2 hours.
⭐How to Use
This sweet chocolatey goodness can be used on So many different food dishes and drinks. Try a few of these ideas out:
- Add it to cocktails. Replace plain simple syrup and any cocktails that you want to give a chocolatey flavor or ramp up there already chocolate flavor. Some good ones to try are chocolate martini, chocolate peppermint martini, or a chocolate cupcake cocktail.
- Make your coffee chocolate. Add a few ounces of this to your morning coffee or add it to an iced coffee or fancy latte to give them a sweet chocolate flavor.
- Make chocolate milk. Add 2 oz of this to a full glass of milk to have a delicious, sweet chocolate milk.
- Brush it on cake. You can add this to your cakes. Brush it on top of the cake or in between layers to add both moistness as well as a sweet chocolate flavor.
- Drizzle it on ice cream. This is not quite as thick as a traditional chocolate sauce, you can still drizzle it over ice cream or ice cream sundaes.
- Add it to breakfast or brunch. You can drizzle this over your pancakes, waffles, French toast or even cinnamon rolls to add a sweet chocolate flavor.
If you need flavor variations or ingredient substitutions, here are some to try:
- Make it thicker. If you want a more thick traditional chocolate sauce, you can melt in actual chocolate or add a little bit of cornstarch or extra sugar.
- Increase or decrease. This recipe makes about 1.25 cups of syrup. However, if you want to make more or less you can simply increase or decrease the ingredients as long as you make sure that the ratios stay the same.
- Use different types of cocoa powder. We like to use dark chocolate cocoa powder, but you can use regular, or Dutch processed or whatever your favorite is.
💭 Top Tips & Storage
Follow these expert tips for making the recipe and storing it so that you can maximize your success:
- Don’t boil it. Make sure to only simmer while heating and not let it to a full rolling boil. Boiling it can cause water evaporation which will make the consistency different and it can also cause it to burn.
- Stir frequently. Stir frequently while heating so that it heats evenly.
- Freeze if needed. If you’re not going to use it in 2 to 4 weeks then you can freeze it to store it for longer. Simply add it to an ice cube tray. Once it’s frozen, pop the cubes out and put them in the freezer bag.
- Make it airtight. You can store it in an airtight container with a lid for 2 to 4 weeks in the refrigerator.
Chocolate Simple Syrup
- Wooden Spoon
- Small Pyrex or Mason Jar
- Measuring Cup
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 cup Water
- 1 cup Cocoa Powder
- Measure 1 cup of cocoa powder and place it in the saucepan.
- Measure 1 cup of sugar and place it in the saucepan.
- Measure 1 cup of water and place it in the saucepan.
- Put the saucepan on medium heat for around 10 minutes.
- Stir the mixture regularly while heating. Simmer only; do not let it do a full boil.
- Take it off the stove and pour into a pyrex or mason jar.
- Put it into the refrigerator to thicken and chill for about 1 – 2 hours.
- Keep in an airtight container for 2 – 4 weeks in the fridge.
- Freeze in ice cube trays and then airtight freezer bags if longer storage is needed.
- Don’t let the mixture boil.
- Stir regularly while heating.