Monday, February 6, 2012

Coffee Infused Homemade Chocolate Syrup

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I love chocolate syrup.  I love it in milk, on top of ice cream, straight out of the bottle... oh the possibilities are endless!  I hate that it is hard to find without undesirable added ingredients (i.e. high fructose corn syrup.)  When I do find those that don't contain what I don't want it to have in it, it costs way to much.  Up until recently, I'd never even thought of making it myself.  But it is possible, and every bit as delicious!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Handful of whole coffee beans
Steps:

In a medium to large sauce pan wisk together the cocoa powder, water, sugar, vanilla and salt over medium-low.

When everything is combined, add the whole coffee beans.

Wisk constantly.





























Allow mixture to boil for a minute or two, then remove it from the heat.

Pour the chocolate into a bowl, and place it in the refrigerator.  At this point the mixture will be quite thin, it will thicken some as it cools.

Allow the syrup to cool completely.

Once cool, remove the coffee beans with a spoon.

Transfer the syrup into a bottle (I poured mine into a nice olive oil bottle) and store it in the fridge.

Mmmm.... wonderful, rich, homemade syrup without the unwanted added junk.

Pour the syrup

6 comments:

  1. Delicious idea! Homemade is the answer when store bought has ingredients you do not like. Also, it is almost a guarantee of better taste. This syrup is definitely a good thing to have around-there are quite a number of uses I can think of!

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  2. So true! I try to make as much as I can by myself. Some things like chocolate syrup, or ketchup I tend to overlook. I'm discovering all the things that I can make in my own kitchen, and it is so much fun!

    I am dipping strawberries in chocolate syrup as I type, so yummy!

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  3. I love this and that picture is genius! I'm with Tina---the possibilities for this are endless!

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  4. Thank you so much! I love taking pictures almost as much as I love cooking! Someday I'll have a big fancy camera... someday.

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  5. Great idea with the coffee beans, looks delicious!

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  6. It looks so yummy! I'm salivating! hahaha!!!

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