We often receive emails from our guests and visitors asking us how to make chocolate syrup from scratch, even though there are so many delicious premade chocolate syrup brands already available for purchase. Most people would agree that homemade chocolate syrup is better hands down than prepackaged varieties of off the shelf chocolate syrup. Would you rather eat warm and gooey fresh ingredient laden chocolate syrup, or prepackaged chocolate syrup from the store? Once you smell that cocoa powder, fresh ground cinnamon, crushed chocolate pieces, and fresh ground nutmeg aroma radiating from the syrup, there really is no turning back. So to answer the question how does one make chocolate syrup, you must simply follow your taste buds, and be willing to experiment with different flavors. The process of creating homemade chocolate syrup is as simple as it gets, and you will only need basic cooking utensils to get started.
One reason you should make your own chocolate syrup, is that it only takes about ten minutes from start to finish. It's really that quick and easy. You just place your fresh mouthwatering ingredients into a small or medium size saucepan, melt them down to a creamy and rich consistency, then it's just a matter of choosing whether or not to eat it hot, or chill it in the refrigerator so that you can eat it cold. The process is so easy in fact, that you can whip up some delicious chocolate syrup, while baking something else in the kitchen at the same time. I often bake chocolate cake while simultaneously making a batch of homemade chocolate syrup to go along with it. Then I get to treat the whole family to warm chocolate cake, drizzled with hot homemade chocolate syrup glaze. If the thought of that doesn't convince you that creating your own syrup is the way to go, then nothing will. So put on your apron, and whip up a batch.
When making chocolate syrup, I will often use store bought chocolate syrup as the main flavor base, then lace it with fresh ground cinnamon, fresh ground nutmeg, allspice, premium liquid vanilla extract, cocoa powder, or any other ingredients that I feel are needed. Obviously the premade chocolate syrup already has some of these ingredients in it, but a long shelf life can often lead to dulled flavor notes, as many of you are probably already aware. For example I will often whip up some chocolate syrup using Hershey's chocolate syrup as the base, then I will add spices, cocoa, water, milk, honey, and some sugar. The difference in taste between plain heated store bought chocolate syrup, and store bought chocolate syrup heated along with fresh ingredients is very noticeable. If you aren't convinced, experiment with a small portion, and you will really notice the difference. It's also quicker to make the syrup this way.
So in conclusion, we really recommend creating your own homemade chocolate syrup. You can really get creative with the type of ingredients that you add to the chocolate syrup as well. I like to incorporate all sorts of exotic ingredients into my own syrup batches, such as locally grown raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, Indian spices, and many others. If you have any questions about the chocolate syrup creation process, then please don't hesitate to drop our staff or site editor an email. If you happen to create a chocolate syrup recipe that you would like to share with our guests and web visitors, then please forward us a copy of it at your earliest leisure. We would also like to encourage you to bookmark our website, as we plan to add hundreds of more unique homemade chocolate syrup recipes in the very near future. Thanks again for stopping by, do be sure to check out the remaining portion of our recipe and article database.