Homemade Chocolate Syrup

We like making ice cream and I’m usually the only one who would like a little chocolate syrup on mine.  When I saw this really fast recipe in "Taste of Home Budget Suppers” I thought “Why not?”
It was so fast and simple to make I will be adding this to my “use all the time” cookbook.  Measure a few ingredients, microwave 4 minutes – done!  Be sure you use a 1 quart bowl (I use a Pyrex measuring cup) so it doesn’t boil over.  And it truly is “budget” – it cost 69¢ for 16 ounces at the same time Hershey's syrup was on sale for $1.59 for 16 ounces for a 56% savings.  Best of all, it uses ingredients I always keep on hand.  If you are making it for adults, try adding a ½-1 teaspoon of instant coffee to the dry ingredients, or add Kahlua when you add the butter and vanilla.            
Homemade Chocolate Syrup                      
     ½     Cup  Sugar
  1         Tablespoon  Hershey's® Cocoa
  2 ½     Teaspoons  Cornstarch
     ½     Cup  Water
  2         Teaspoons  Butter
     ½     Teaspoon  Vanilla Extract
  1         Quart  Vanilla Ice Cream
In a 1 quart microwave-safe dish, combine sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and add water until smooth.  Cover; microwave on high 4 minutes or until mixture boils, stirring twice.  Stir in butter and vanilla until blended.  Serve over ice cream.
6 Servings
2013 Cost:  26¢ for 6 ounces or 5¢ per serving
Per Serving: 85 Calories; 1g Fat (14.2% calories from fat); trace Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 3mg Cholesterol; 14mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 Fat; 1 Other Carbohydrates.


  1. Sue, Thank You, for this recipe, have been looking for a recipe to replace what we buy @ the grocery. And you sure can not beat it for easy to prepare as well as is frugal too! Gracie

  2. Oh, thank you! :-) Have you tried this for the brownies yet?

  3. No, I haven't, though I think it would work just fine. I don't make brownies a lot anymore, and that is a large recipe so I save it for when I need to feed a group.

  4. I have been making the brownies, cutting them into squares, wrapping them individually then putting them into either a freezer bag or container & freezing them. (out of sight; out of mind!) A handy dessert to have on hand for my husband's lunches or for us to have with ice cream. They do freeze well. I'll have to remember this recipe to try the next time I make the brownies in a few weeks.

  5. That is a good way to keep the brownies. I am glad you decided you like the recipe. They do freeze well.


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