Chocolate syrup or anything chocolate based is most of the kids favorite. But the store bought contains preservatives & some horrible ingredients. Hence I have tried to make the chocolate syrup at home, the result is very rich, delicious, sure better than the store bought. It just took only 15 minutes to make at home with easily available ingredients.
- Can be a added as desserts toppings for ice creams, cakes etc
- Use as a spread for dosas, pancakes, Chapati/roti or bread.
- Combine 1 to 2 tsp of it with 1 cup of warm milk to prepare chocolate milk.
- Add it to milkshakes & smoothies for a chocolate flavor.
Homemade chocolate syrup tastes yummy, but just a word of caution here. I would suggest to include this chocolate syrup as a special treat, shouldn’t be as a regular diet as it might make your toddler/kid to develop sweet tooth.
- Unsweetened Cocoa Powder - 4 tbsp
- Palm jaggery/ jaggery / Brown Sugar/ white Sugar - ½ cup to ¾ cup
- Water - ¾ cup
- Salt - a pinch
- Vanilla Extract - ½ tsp
- Sterilize a glass jar and let it dry.
- Measure cococa powder, Palm jaggery and water. Keep it ready. Add Palm jaggery/Jaggery/sugar to the saucepan and add water to it.
- Now in the same sauce pan, add cocoa powder and pinch of salt to the melted jaggery/Palm jaggery/sugar.
- Mix well with whisk continuously until it starts to boil. Once it started boiling, let it boil in a medium low flae until it becomes sightly thick. It may take 3 minutes.
- Boil it until it becomes quite dark, thick and reached a honey like consistency. Switch off the flame once done and add vannila syrup. Mix well and let it cool down. Once its cooled down completely, store it in a sterlized glass jar.
- I have replaced sugar with Palm Jaggery to make it healthier, but you could use any sweetener of your choice.
- Adding more water makes the syrup watery.
- Keep the flame low to medium and stir it occasionally to avoid burning at the bottom.
- This chocolate syrup becomes little thick after cooling down so switch it off the flame accordingly. Don’t over boil.
- It stays well for 2 to 3 months, if handled properly and refrigerated.
- Always check with your pediatrician before introducing any new food.