Homemade Chocolate Syrup

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Chocolate syrup is the epitome of elegant dessert treat, drizzled over large scoops of ice cream or swirled into tall milkshake glasses. Ashton, the author of ‘Something Swanky’ recipe blog, has shared a homemade chocolate syrup recipe that is so easy. Any store-bought product can be laden with artificial preservatives which aren’t good for your body and are difficult to digest, but this chocolate syrup recipe gives you something you can top your ice cream desserts with without that concern. This syrup recipe can not only be used as a decadent garnish for bowls of ice cream, homemade brownies, or rich cheesecake but can also make chocolate milk or hot chocolate beverages as your store-bought version would.

This chocolate syrup recipe contains just six ingredients, which you may have on hand already. This syrup is so easy that all you have to do is combine the ingredients in a pot and heat it until everything is smooth and combined. All of the ingredients are shelf-stable, so you won’t have to refrigerate it. You can store the syrup in an air-tight container in your pantry until ready to use. Fun desserts, like this chocolate recipe, would make an excellent addition to a kid’s birthday party if you were to set up a sundae station and allow the kids to assemble their bowls of ice creams with sprinkles, chocolate chips, and chocolate sauces.

You may be surprised that this homemade syrup recipe uses cocoa powder rather than a pure chocolate. Chocolate with high cocoa butter content would be a flavourful addition to any chocolate syrup because it would promote smoothness and shine to the syrup. The only downfall is that it might firm to a ganache consistency, and you would have to heat it before using it on all your dessert recipes. Cocoa powder adds a rich chocolate taste without the addition of cocoa butter and fat that you would get from dark chocolate. Cocoa powder is very nutritious with very high amounts of dietary fiber, manganese, iron, phosphorus, and magnesium. The iron content is very surprising since this is a difficult nutrient to obtain and absorb from food. You can get four percent of your daily-recommended intake of iron from one tablespoon of cocoa powder, however, which makes this chocolate syrup recipe incredibly healthy for those who need an iron boost, because it contains three-quarters of a cup. The addition of corn syrup to the glaze will give it the shiny gloss that you will be missing from higher-fat chocolate bars.

Nutrition Facts for: Homemade Chocolate Syrup from Something Swanky

Ingredients: Butter, light brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg, vanilla extract, all-purpose flour, quick oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, chocolate chips.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for ONE entire recipe about one cup.

* Per Serving:Calories 1387, Calories from Fat 76, Total Fat 8.5g 13%, Saturated Fat 5.0g 25%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 309mg 13%, Potassium 1626mg 46%, Carbohydrates 364.8g 122%, Dietary Fiber 19.2g 77%, Sugars 311.7g, Protein 11.7g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 8%, Iron 56%

This chocolate recipe uses a large quantity of water, which is necessary to give the syrup its appropriate consistency to drizzle over ice cream. If you want to experiment, however,for an adult version, you could substitute part of the water with cabernet sauvignon for a red wine chocolate sauce recipe. The pairing of red wine and chocolate is a surprising combination that may be paired with beefy savory dishes or used to drizzle over a red wine chocolate cake. Thank you to Ashton, the author of ‘Something Swanky’ recipe blog, for sharing her homemade chocolate syrup recipe with us.

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