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5 from 4 votes

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

This super easy homemade chocolate syrup is made with cocoa powder and 5 other simple, real ingredients. It’s delicious in milk, on ice cream or in coffee!  

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: ThriftyFrugalMom.com


  • ¾ c. brown sugar
  • ¾ c. white sugar
  • 1 c. cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 c. cold water
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla


  • Combine sugars, cocoa powder and salt. Add water; whisk until smooth.
  • Heat until boiling, stirring occasionally. Simmer for 5 min.*
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Cool. Store in fridge.


* Syrup will thicken as it cools, but if you like a really thick syrup, you may want to boil longer than 5 min.