Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cooking with the Journal-Easy Cocoa Syrup



Sometimes I like a little hot cocoa or chocolate milk.  This is a quick and easy syrup that will make either hot cocoa or cold chocolate milk.  It keeps in the refrigerator indefinitely and has no high fructose corn syrup which is in many commercial bands of chocolate syrup.

This recipe certainly falls under the DIY groceries category, but since it is a Farm Journal recipe, I am posting it here.  It comes from “The Thrifty Cook”.

I have adapted the original directions to make use of the microwave.

Easy Cocoa Syrup
The Thrifty Cook
Farm Journal Books, 1974

4 c. water
2 c. unsweetened cocoa
4 c. sugar
1/2 t. salt
4 t. vanilla

Place the 4 c. water in a microwave-safe container (I use a quart measuring bowl).  Microwave water on high until boiling, about 5 minutes.  Meanwhile sift cocoa into a large saucepan.  You may rub cocoa through a sieve with the back of a spoon if you do not have a sifter.  Add sugar and salt and mix well.  Gradually add boiling water, stirring until mixture is smooth.  Cook over medium heat, stirring, until mixture comes to a boil.  Boil 1 minute without stirring.  Remove from heat and cool; stir in vanilla.  Pour into glass jar or other container.  Store, covered, in refrigerator.  Makes about 5 cups.  Recipe is easily halved.  To use, mix 2 T. syrup with 1 c. cold or heated milk.  Stir well and enjoy.

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  1. So must make this. Wow... how easy and I bet it tastes so good! Can I repost this on a chocolate Friday? I'll credit you!

  2. Amazing. Loved the ones my grandma made, sadly, never tried myself. Maybe the day has come. :)

    call Bangladesh

  3. What a great and easy way to have chocolate syrup. Would never've thought of this! ~ Courtney

  4. Fantastic idea! I love it...I love chocolate...how could you go wrong making your own? Just lovely! Thanks for sharing -

  5. YUM! This is amazing!

    Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again with more great projects!

  6. Thank you so much for linking up on Whisking Wednesdays this week. I hope you'll come back again this week and link up another recipe or two!


  7. I need to make few jars of this. My boys would love it! I am sure I will dip in once or twice,lol

    Thank you so much for sharing it at Foodie Wednesday. I hope you can join us again today with another great recipe.


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