Often times you'll get part of the way through preparing something in the kitchen, and then suddenly realize that you don't have all of the necessary ingredients to complete the recipe. Chocolate syrup is no exception, so in this very brief article we will explore chocolate syrup substitutes and alternatives. Some of the alternatives that we will present will incorporate ingredients that you will likely have around your house, so you that you can whip them together under a sort of emergency situation, such as where you have suddenly realized that you are short on a couple of ingredients to complete a standard chocolate syrup recipe. Some of these alternatives or substitutes will include chocolate or cocoa, whereas others will not. If you yourself have a chocolate syrup substitute recipe that you would like to share with our web guests and visitors, then please feel free to send it to our website administrator for publishing.
The first and easiest to make a chocolate syrup substitute that I can think of, would be a simple milk, butter, and sugar based syrup. For example imagine that you need a quick chocolate syrup for a cake, however you realize that you are out of cocoa powder. In this case what you should do, is take out a saucepan, and add into it some fresh milk or cream, some sugar preferably powdered, and a little salted butter. You will then want to let these ingredients simmer over medium heat, until a rich and thick sugary syrup forms. This chocolate syrup substitute tastes amazing drizzled over cake, pancakes, and various other desserts. You can also use it as a simple fondue style dipping syrup. If you want to add a flavor kick to this milk based syrup, then toss into it some fresh ground cinnamon, fresh ground nutmeg, a dash of allspice, or even some liquid vanilla extract. For a sweetener, you can use either brown or white sugar, or even bees honey.
Another very quick and easy chocolate syrup substitute that you can quickly make, would be a chocolate chips based syrup. If you ever find that you are out of cocoa powder, which is the standard base for homemade chocolate syrup, do be aware that you can use chocolate chips instead. What you will want to do is pour your chocolate chips into a saucepan, along with some butter and a little water. If your chocolate chips are semi sweetened, then you will probably also want to add another sweetener to the syrup mix, such as brown sugar, white sugar, bees honey, or even agave nectar. Simply heat these ingredients over medium heat, stirring until a nice thick and rich chocolate syrup forms. You can also use crushed chocolate bar, or any type of fresh solid chocolate that you might have in your cupboard. It should be noted that I will generally avoid making chocolate syrup with chocolate pieces that contain a flavored filling or nuts.
Probably the easiest chocolate syrup substitute that you can make, is a simple water and sugar based syrup. If you had intentions of making a chocolate syrup, but realize that you are out of chocolate and cocoa, then this basic syrup recipe might be able to suffice. All you need to do is take out a small saucepan or cast iron kettle, and then add into it some sugar and water, then heat it until it forms a sugary syrup. You can accomplish this with brown sugar, white granulated sugar, powdered sugar, superfine white sugar, bees honey, agave nectar, or even maple syrup. The advantage to using a small amount of water with these ingredients to thin them out a bit, is that you can get a little thinner more standard syrup consistency, which is easier to drizzle or use as a dessert glaze. That concludes this very brief article, we hope that you enjoyed it. If you have any questions about chocolate syrup substitutes, then do please email our website administrator.