One item I've avoided lately due to its inclusion of high fructose corn syrup, (something we try to avoid in our pantry), is chocolate syrup. Recently I came across a recipe for making my own, and it couldn't be more simple. While it does contain sugar (ie. calories), it has no HFCS or preservatives, and is great in chocolate milk (Soren approves) and over ice cream.
HOMEMADE CHOCOLATE SYRUP (makes about 12 oz.)
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup water
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract