Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 01, 2022
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


  • 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


  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.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 260 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 84mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (32g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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