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Since the hot weather is here for a while it looks like, I decided to post my recipe for homemade chocolate syrup. This is SO yummy on some homemade ice-cream too! Enjoy!
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 cup tap water
2 cups sugar (I use organic sugar)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
In a 2 quart saucepan, mix the cocoa and water with a wire whisk or fork. Heat the chocolate water over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Add the sugar and continue to stir until the sugar dissolves. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil. Reduce the heat to medium low and boil for a full 3 minutes. Remove the syrup from the heat. Add the salt and vanilla, stirring to blend.
Pour the syrup into a clean pint sized canning jar, or a clean catsup container. Put a good lid on the jar and store it in the fridge. Use this chocolate syrup to make chocolate milk, or serve it over ice-cream.