Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe

Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe


In our quest to eat healthier/cleaner we tossed many many items into the trash. Chocolate syrup was one of the casualties, which made Emma & Ethan sad kidlets. They are addicted to their chocolate milk every morning. This made my mission even more important to find a cleaner healthier option for their morning pick me up. I found this recipe at Loving The Bike, which went on to mention the antioxidant properties in cocoa and organic honey.

So… I made a batch and the overall reaction was unanimous…. it was a hit! I have been making this as a double batch bi-weekly for about 6 weeks now. I do not foresee a time when we’ll stop as it’s that good.

5.0 from 8 reviews
Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe
  • 1¼ C organic honey
  • 1 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 C water
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • Dash of cinnamon (optional)
  1. Put honey, cocoa powder, water and salt in a medium saucepan. If doubling this recipe, use a larger stock pot as it tends to foam up and expand before boiling.
  2. Cook over medium heat, whisking to remove lumps and to keep from burning. Bring to a boil so it will thicken for 2-3 minutes, all the while whisking to avoid burning.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5-10 minutes before adding the vanilla.
  4. Add vanilla and cinnamon if you so choose.
  5. This will store in a fridge for up to 4 weeks... it probably won't last that long before disappearing though.
  6. My kids like their chocolate milk strong. For an 8 ounce glass we add 2-3 tablespoons of syrup.
  7. Nutrition information: (1 Tbsp chocolate syrup) 30 calories, 10 mg sodium, 8 gms carbohydrates, 1 gm protein




  1. Mary Beth Elderton says

    Wow—-yummmmmmm! *pinned*

  2. Kim says

    I have been waiting for this recipe!

  3. Luda says

    How long would you store this chocolate syrup in the fridge? Im so interested making it!

    • Hi Luda,

      It will store up to 4 weeks in the fridge. In my house it doesn’t last nearly that long before it’s gone!

  4. Angela Randall says

    Yum! I needed this for the holidays! I will have to use it next year…

  5. angie ukena says

    This syrup looks so delicious, I will have to try it this weekend

  6. michelle oakley warner says

    omg thank you so much for this recipe, it is going to be a hit in my house, i love it, we are going to have chocolate covered everything,lol

  7. kelly nicholson says

    thank a lot..my ice cream will be less healthy,but i will love it!..thanks

  8. Amy Orvin says

    I am always looking for a different syrup to add to desserts. I just get tired of using Hershey’s syrup all the time. This is something I am interested in trying.

  9. Maria Iemma says

    Wow – I’ve never thought about doing this but it seems so easy – thank you

  10. Christina Jackson says

    Yum! this sounds delicious….I never out grew my love for chocolate milk lol cant wait to try this out.

  11. Mary Dailey says

    What a great recipe to have! I’m trying this!

  12. Piper Leigh says

    This looks great! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for posting. 🙂

  13. I have been thinking about making chocolate syrup but didn’t have a recipe till now. Thanks very much.

  14. jamie braun says

    im amazed! i didnt think a healthier option for chocolate syrup was do able! awesome!

  15. Denise L says

    I usually make a version that uses sugar – very similar. I cannot wait to try this one though. Sounds yummy with honey!

  16. Vickie Couturier says

    my grandkids love chocolate milk too,this sounds like something that would not too hard to make,thanks

  17. courtney hennagir says

    oh baby! i am so happy i found this! thanks for sharing.i will be making this tomorrow!

  18. Amanda says

    I saved this on on my toolbar! Love the idea… thank you! And our bodies thank you! 😉

  19. Karen Glatt says

    I have been looking for a good recipe for making chocolate syrup and this recipe looks like a very good one to make. With summer coming and Ice cream being eaten, I wanted to find a good chocolate syrup to put on it! Thanks for recipe!

  20. Amy Orvin says

    This sounds so good. I am addicted to my chocolate milk in the mornings too.

  21. Rust says

    This is something I just cannot keep stocked – my son loves this stuff. This looks super easy to make (and a lot less expensive). Pinned to my boards for reference, I will definitely be trying it!

  22. Ashley Pavicic says

    Looks delicious! My son loves chocolate syrup. Will have to try. Thanks for posting!

  23. marissa lee says

    thank you for sharing this recipe..i love chocolate..so yummy.

  24. Cindy B says

    I’m definitely going to try this! Hubby and grandson love chocolate syrup and I know the retail brand is full of sugar. Thanks!

  25. judy gardner says

    i wouldnt have thought to put honey in a chocolate syrup recipe, but i bet its good!

  26. Rosie says

    I’ve tossed products when I realized I had something with ingredients not good for you, even though I try to avoid acquiring them in the first place. Like chicken bouillon. Then to find a substitute can be a pain, so knowing how to make it yourself is great! I would like to make this, I have lots of honey on hand, and I like anything with chocolate! Great recipe!

  27. This looks and sounds soooo scrumptious. I must try this soon.

  28. I’m planning on making some chocolate creamed honey and that got me to thinking about chocolate syrup so I found your page looking for recipes. There are a couple things you may want to consider in your process. I wouldn’t bother with “organic” honey. Just find raw, unprocessed honey from a local beekeeper. Bees forage over a 2 – 3 mile radius so there is no way to truly have organic honey without controlling the use of a couple thousand acres. More importantly heating destroys all of the unique flavor, enzymes and antioxidants bees add to honey. Although it will kill any wild yeast which will prevent fermentation. But it doesn’t sound like you are keeping it long enough for that to be a concern. Why do you say it will only store for about 4 weeks and why in the fridge? Honey is best stored out of direct light at room temp. So basically in your kitchen cupboard. None of the other ingredients require refrigeration. What happens to it if not refrigerated? Do the ingredients separate?

    I wondered about getting it thick enough, I know that’s why you boil it. It would be nice to find another way. But if all you are using it for is chocolate milk it does it have to be thick? You are adding water, so just add what is needed to get the consistency you want. You want it to go into solution with the milk anyway. Why not try skipping the boiling and see how that compares.

    Sorry, but I alway cringe when I hear about people buying good honey and immediately destroying it by heating, particularly boiling.

    • EILEEN says

      I agree, why pay for local honey then boil away all that makes it so good for you. i will try John’s ideas. Thanks all

  29. I’m not really sure about canning this? I usually just make enough to use for a week or two, then make a new batch. Sorry I wasn’t more of a help.

  30. Jenn S. says

    I made this yesterday and it is sooooooooo delicious thank you for posting this healthier alternative!

  31. Brandy says

    This can be made raw as well so the benefits of the honey aren’t destroyed. 1/2 cup honey, 1/4 cup coco powder, 1 1/2 tsp real vanilla, and a pinch of sea salt. just mix it all together and store it at room temperature in a recycled jar. =)

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