Homemade Chocolate Syrup

printed from melskitchencafe.com

*Note: I can't tell you exactly how long this syrup will keep in the refrigerator. It all depends on the freshness of your ingredients and other factors I'm not really familiar with since I'm not a certified food scientist (or a certified anything for that matter while we're on the subject). Personally, I'm comfortable enjoying this delicious syrup for two weeks or maybe even up to a month but use your own judgment!

*Makes about 2 1/2 cups

INGREDIENTS:

3/4 cup light brown sugar

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

pinch of salt

1 cup cold water

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

DIRECTIONS:

In a medium saucepan whisk together the brown sugar, granulated sugar, cocoa powder and salt until combined. Add the water and whisk until combined and no lumps remain. Heat the mixture over medium heat and bring to a boil, whisking often. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for five minutes, until the mixture is slightly thickened. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Pour the sauce into a mason jar or other lidded container, let it cool to room temperature, and cover and refrigerate. Stir in a spoonful or two of the syrup into a glass of milk (adjust the amount of chocolate syrup depending on how chocolatey you like your milk).