Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe
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Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe

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For a tasty low-cost treat, try sundaes made with this syrup. I use this microwave recipe so often I have it memorized.—Sharon Mensing, Greenfield, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking cocoa
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 quart vanilla ice cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 260 calories, 11 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 42 mg cholesterol, 84 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.


  1. In a 1-qt. microwave-safe dish, combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch and water until smooth. Cover and microwave on high for 3 minutes or until the mixture boils, stirring twice. Stir in butter and vanilla until blended. Serve warm over ice cream. Yield: 6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Homemade Chocolate Syrup in Taste of Home June/July 1999, p13

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2013

"This was very good. My husband and adult son loved it. My son told me I had to make more. lol"

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"This is a really good alternative to store bought-my husband and boys really enjoyed it! I made it in a saucepan and it came out almost fudgy pudding like-it looks a lot thinner in the photo than it actually turned out."

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