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Homemade Chocolate Sauce

by Deliciously Organic on August 23, 2012

Homemade Chocolate Sauce via DeliciouslyOrganic.net

I’ve been thinking for days about how to introduce this recipe with words. But there really aren’t any required – it’s homemade chocolate sauce. Enough said, right?

Homemade Chocolate Sauce via DeliciouslyOrganic.net #paleo

Made with only four ingredients, it dissolves perfectly into milk and keeps in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Pour it over ice cream, yogurt or granola. Add it to a coconut milk shake, or just eat a little by the spoonful. It’s a thing of beauty!

Homemade Chocolate Sauce via DeliciouslyOrganic.net #paleo

Homemade Chocolate Sauce, Syrup

Serving Size: Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Homemade Chocolate Sauce, Syrup

Ingredients

  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups water

  • 1 3/4 cups unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Instructions

Pour maple syrup and 1 1/2 cups water in a medium sauce pan. Warm over medium heat until just simmering. Whisk in cocoa powder (it will take a minute or two to get all of the cocoa completely incorporated). Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla. Pour through a fine mesh sieve into a glass jar. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. The ingredients will settle a bit while in the refrigerator, so make sure to stir or shake the container before using.

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Christina August 23, 2012 at 10:19 am

I’ve been wanting a more natural chocolate syrup alternative to the stuff in the store. Looks easy too!

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DeAnna L August 23, 2012 at 10:55 am

will definitely be trying…way better than anything store bought and my little one loves chocolate sauce (of course)…so this will be a much better change!

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Tara August 23, 2012 at 11:12 am

Can you use honey instead of maple syrup?

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Deliciously Organic August 23, 2012 at 12:09 pm

I haven’t tested it yet, but I’m pretty sure honey would work well. I would use a light honey, such as clover for this recipe.

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Carmen August 17, 2013 at 9:08 am

I tried honey and it worked great. :)

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Deliciously Organic August 19, 2013 at 10:47 am

Good to know! :)

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Andi August 31, 2013 at 11:40 am

Honey is one of the few foods that dosn’t spoil, so I guess if you boil the water this migh keep longer than maple syrup.

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marla August 23, 2012 at 11:14 am

Such a GREAT chocolate sauce :)

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Kate August 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm

My daughter will be so excited…thanks for sharing!

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Laura August 23, 2012 at 12:42 pm

Have I ever told you how much I LOVE you?! This sounds scrumptious and I cannot wait to try it. Do you have a preferred cocoa powder that you use?

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Deliciously Organic August 23, 2012 at 3:22 pm

Haha…Thanks. :) I prefer Dagoba or Wilderness Family Naturals. Enjoy!

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Melissa B. August 23, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Yum! No, seriously, I already tried this today. :) I used cacao and im not sure if that’s what caused it, but it ended up not being sweet enough for us. Which is strange, because I typically prefer a darker, less sweet chocolate. Anyway, just added a little more maple syrup and we were good to go! I’m so excited because it really does dissolve so nicely into milk…every syrup recipe I’ve ever tried has not dissolved well.

Thanks for posting this!! :)

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Deliciously Organic August 23, 2012 at 3:22 pm

I’m glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for the feedback. :)

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Ann August 23, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Brilliant, Carrie! This on is a for sure make up TONIGHT! ….I’m looking for a recipe for “happy, heathy” powdered coffee creamer to keep at work, in my bag, no refrigeration required. At school, I used organic powdered milk, but this won’t work in hot coffee, as it “cooks” into odd bits of lumpiness. Scenario – brew a nice Keurig coffee and have some non-hydroginated creamer to add without the need of a microwave; as I found I could only hydrate they instant milk first then add it to my coffee. Have you any ideas?

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Deliciously Organic August 23, 2012 at 5:10 pm

Thanks! Hmm…that’s a tough one. You could try Wilderness Family Naturals coconut milk powder mixed with a bit of organic whole cane sugar, and whatever spices you like (cinnamon, cocoa, etc.). Their milk powder has a tiny bit of preservatives, but it’s much better than the alternative. http://www.wildernessfamilynaturals.com/category/coconut-products-milk-powder.php) If you give it a try, let me know what you think!

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Ronda August 23, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Carrie,

Do you have an organic/stevia sweetened home-made recipe for powdered instant cappacino or hot chocolate? Thanx for all that you do.:)

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Deliciously Organic August 24, 2012 at 7:57 am

I do! I did a guest post over on Babble a while ago.http://blogs.babble.com/family-kitchen/2010/09/30/deliciously-organic-make-your-own-hot-cocoa-mix/ You can replace the maple sugar with stevia. I would add a bit of stevia, stir the mixture and taste it dry. If it’s not sweet enough, I’d add a bit more.

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Allison [Girl's Guide to Social Media] August 23, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Wow. I love how easy it is to make this. Only four ingredients. YUM!

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Megan Lane August 24, 2012 at 6:40 am

You read my mind! This is exactly what I wanted last night. I ended up just mixing some cocoa and agave with coconut/almond milk but I think this will be MuCH better. Will be trying this weekend :)

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HeatherChristo August 24, 2012 at 8:19 am

My older daughter lives for chocolate milk! I should totally make a batch of this for her!

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Melissa Z August 24, 2012 at 11:51 am

Does it have a maple flavor from using the maple syrup?

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Deliciously Organic August 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm

I don’t think it does. A few comment on Facebook that they made it and they were pleased with the “rich chocolate” flavors.

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Jan January 26, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I use maple syrup all the time as a sweetener and it has a sweet taste. I don’t taste maple syrup flavor at all. I usually buy it from SAMs or Aldi’s.

Jan

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Ann August 24, 2012 at 4:24 pm

Just made it. Yummy!! Not as thick as what we’re used to using, but delicious to the point that I was scooping out the chocolate leftovers from the pan ;). It’s more of a dark chocolate vs. milk chocolate…just how we prefer it. Thanks Carrie~~

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Katrina the Poorganic August 24, 2012 at 8:19 pm

I am SO excited to try this since my hubby likes chocolate milk after he works out (much better than a whey protein shake with all those icky synthetic chemicals) and the doctor told me today my skinny 5 year old son needs some higher calorie drinks. Perfect timing!

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Patrice August 26, 2012 at 12:17 am

I use 1/2 c cocoa, 1 c sucanat (definitely not paleo-friendly but adds such a rich flavor), a dash of sea salt, vanilla extract and a 1/2- 3/4 c water, melt it down in a sauce pan until sugar dissolves. Nestle can’t hold a candle to that stuff. My husband loves it!

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Lynnette August 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

This is probably a silly question but is this delicious sounding recipe mixed into serving portions ie. add how much syrup to a 16 oz. cup of water for a serving or is it 2 1/2 servings of chocolate milk?

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Deliciously Organic August 28, 2012 at 4:38 pm

I didn’t really measure the amount of syrup per cup of milk. I’ve been pouring a glass of milk and adding about a tablespoon of the syrup and stirring. If it’s not enough chocolate flavor, I add a bit more.

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Lynnette August 28, 2012 at 8:59 pm

Thanks.

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Brittanie Parsons September 1, 2012 at 7:10 am

I’ve been buying Trader Joe’s organic chocolate syrup for my son’s chocolate milk, but I’m going to give this a try. It won’t save money since maple syrup is expensive, but it will be nice to use the syrup instead of sugar.

I bet agave nectar would be great in this too!

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Brittanie Parsons September 1, 2012 at 7:11 am

I want to try this out in my cold brew coffee too. Instant iced mocha :)

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Deliciously Organic September 3, 2012 at 9:42 am

Great idea!

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Kristi September 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

What did I do wrong? It was bitter. Ever have this happen?

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Deliciously Organic September 3, 2012 at 9:41 am

Different cocoa powders have different levels of acidity. If it is too bitter, add a bit more maple syrup to taste.

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Karen September 5, 2012 at 10:29 pm

If you made this with agave instead of maple syrup, how much would you use?

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Deliciously Organic September 6, 2012 at 12:19 pm

I’m not sure. I don’t use agave, so I’m not exactly familiar with the substitution ratios. I know it’s sweeter than most sugars, so I’d use a little less than this recipe calls for, taste and see if you need to add more.

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Linda B. September 19, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Awesome chocolate syrup recipe! Thank you for sharing it! :)

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marian September 30, 2012 at 3:33 pm

This is just wonderful!!!!

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Diedre Birkmeyer October 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm

There is no excuse for wasting your money on hersey syrup in the store. What a great recipe. I have been encourageing my preschool and playgroup moms to go non processed. It is a work in progress. this is great in my morning coffee to make a little mocha. Thank you.

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Deliciously Organic October 2, 2012 at 6:14 am

Thank you. What a great idea to use the syrup in coffee!

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Shane Franklin December 12, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Is there a way to make this one sugar free? I usually use stevia. Would Agave work?

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Deliciously Organic December 13, 2012 at 8:19 am

I don’t recommend agave because it is a highly processed sweetener. For more info, read here: http://www.westonaprice.org/modern-foods/agave-nectar-worse-than-we-thought If you make your own stevia simple syrup, that might work, but I haven’t tried it.

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Mel December 19, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Love this recipe! I am drinking my chocolate milk right now! It is a hit in my home! Thanks!

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Aimee January 25, 2013 at 4:34 am

Wow, this looks delicious. Store-bought organic chocolate sauce is so expensive. I will definitely try this!

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Jan January 26, 2013 at 1:02 pm

I love this syrup! I make it about every two weeks.

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Gina January 28, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Made this today and is so good! My two boys approve! Thank you!

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Karen January 30, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Just got around to making this today and it truly is a thing of beauty! Perfect for my grandkids raw milk. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

~Karen

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Deliciously Organic January 31, 2013 at 11:23 am

Yay! I’m so glad you all enjoyed it! :)

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Cassie February 7, 2013 at 10:45 am

I’ve been meaning to try to make a chocolate sauce and haven’t got around to it! My daughter would thank you! :) Thank you!!

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MimiInMaine May 28, 2013 at 10:18 am

Just made my 2nd half batch. It’s magically delicious with good ingredients. No taste of maple. Great find.

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alexia July 15, 2013 at 6:25 am

This is the best recipe I’ve found! It does not taste like maple syrup. We use this on ice cream, in frapps, and even on muffins and cupcakes for “icing”. And I eat it plain.

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Trudie July 27, 2013 at 2:45 am

This tasted great, but it’s not dissolving in cold milk, which is a bummer, since I made it specifically for iced coffees…..

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Deliciously Organic July 30, 2013 at 6:25 am

Hmm..I’m not sure why it isn’t dissolving. Did you happen to make any substitutions?

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Carmen July 30, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Was curious, so I tried it with honey just now. I had to up the water to 2 cups and I added some raw sugar and about a cup of honey and 2 tablespoons of vanilla and the 1 3/4 coco powder. It really is more like dark chocolate, but still tasty. Maybe with a little more honey or raw sugar…next time! Going in my coffee tomorrow morning! :-)

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Rachel August 17, 2013 at 6:22 am

My kids (5&2) just had chocolate milk for the first time last night. They thank you for the pleasure!!!

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Shirley August 18, 2013 at 1:54 pm

I have been making a batch today. I been doing homemade with organi. Cane sugar for about a year and am now trying to take that next step away from the sugar.

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MyPeaceOfFood January 28, 2014 at 6:18 am

Okay…I have no vanilla extract (….or a vanilla bean…or almond extract to substitute…) — I’m going to try eliminating the vanilla. And I kind of halved the recipe. Fingers crossed! My three-year-old is too wise when it comes to tasting the “real thing” but I am not leaving the house in negative 13 temps!!!

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Deliciously Organic January 29, 2014 at 8:05 am

Hope you enjoyed it! :)

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mandy March 20, 2014 at 9:12 am

incredible! happy dance ensued immediately after making/tasting! thank you!

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Deliciously Organic March 20, 2014 at 11:17 am

You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!!

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Melissa March 27, 2014 at 5:21 pm

We love this and make it every few weeks now, thanks! Any good suggestion of what I can store it in? My 2 year old will only do chocolate milk, so we use it everyday, and while I don’t miss Ubet, I do miss the easy squeeze package!

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Deliciously Organic March 28, 2014 at 6:34 am

You could purchase a plastic squeeze bottle at a dollar store. That might make it easier than a mason jar.

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Paula April 22, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Just curious about the maple syrup, isn’t pure maple syrup quite expensive? If you’re using ‘pancake’ syrup, that is not organic. I have made a similar chocolate sauce using honey (for granola) and it is quite good. Thank you.

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Deliciously Organic April 22, 2014 at 4:16 pm

I like to use pure maple syrup. I purchase it on Amazon via the “subscribe and save” program and it’s more affordable than buying a small jar at the grocery store.

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Adam April 22, 2014 at 4:21 pm

What kind of vanilla do you use? If I used 2 tablespoons of the stuff we have you wouldn’t be able to taste anything else for a week. Usually we can’t use more than a few drops without it being overpowering.

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Deliciously Organic April 23, 2014 at 6:51 am

I make my own. If you find you can only handle a few drops of vanilla, then you can reduce the amount.

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