Choose Wisely: Creamy Chocolate Syrup
Once you make this recipe, you’ll never waste money on the store-bought stuff again. This recipe is simple, delicious, saves money AND you are able to control the ingredients.
Have you ever looked at the ingredients in Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup? (See below) I’m not surprised that the main ingredient is High Fructose Corn Syrup followed by corn syrup. These syrups have been associated with high blood pressure, depression, fatigue, hyperactivity, and periodontal decay. They are likely from a GMO source. This is not something I want to consume or give to my family.
Use this chocolate syrup as a substitute any time you would reach for that brown squirt bottle or add it in any time you need a little extra chocolatey goodness!
Creamy Chocolate Syrup
1/4 C. ghee, butter, or unrefined coconut oil
3 Tbsp. raw cacao powder
3 Tbsp. raw honey
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/8 tsp. Himalayan pink salt
Melt the ghee, pasture-raised butter, or unrefined virgin coconut oil in a small saucepan over low heat. Once melted, add raw honey and mix well.
Turn off the heat, and add the raw cacao powder, vanilla and sea salt.
***NOTE: You can adjust the consistency by adding water to thin it out or Arrowroot Powder to thicken it up.
You can also pour this into a candy mold and freeze to enjoy little chocolate bites or work into your favorite recipes.
8 oz. organic whole milk, almond, rice, or other milk alternative
2-3 Tbsp. Creamy Chocolate Syrup
Marshmallow Stevia, to taste, if desired.
Heat milk and stir in syrup and stevia.
Homemade Chocolate Milk
3 C. organic whole milk, almond, rice, or other milk alternative
4-8 Tbsp. Creamy Chocolate Syrup, (use until it’s the flavor you like)
Blend and enjoy!
- Blend into organic plain or Greek yogurt
- Fruit Dip
- Drizzle over mug cake
- Blend into a smoothie with strawberries and spinach
- Drizzle over Healthy Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup Ingredients
High Fructose Corn Syrup, Corn Syrup, Water, Cocoa, Sugar, Contains 2% or Less of: Potassium Sorbate (Preservative), Salt, Mono- and Diglycerides, Xanthan Gum, Polysorbate 60, Vanillin (Artificial Flavor).