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Recipe: Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

I love a good glass of creamy, rich, chocolate milk- it’s so satisfying!  But for the last couple of years I rarely enjoyed that little treat because I couldn’t bring myself to buy Hershey’s syrup with it’s list of 20 some ingredients, many of which I couldn’t pronounce.

So when I discovered that I could easily make my own chocolate syrup from just 6 simple ingredients I was excited!  Rich and delicious, this homemade chocolate syrup does not disappoint!  It makes a wonderful glass of chocolate milk and it is also tasty drizzled over ice cream for a special treat.  You can even use it in the place of caramel syrup in this homemade frappe recipe to make a mocha frappe!  And on top of that it is inexpensive, easy and super fast to make.  In fact, why don’t you go stir up a batch for yourself?  I’m pretty sure you won’t regret it!

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

  • ¾ c. brown sugar
  • ¾ c. white sugar
  • 1 c. cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 c. cold water
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla

  1. Combine sugars, cocoa powder and salt. Add water; whisk until smooth.
  2. Heat until boiling, stirring occasionally. Simmer for 5 min.*
  3. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Cool. Store in fridge.

* Syrup will thicken as it cools, but if you like a really thick syrup, you may want to boil longer than 5 min.

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Tasty Tuesday: Mexican Dressing {a homemade salad dressing}

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

If you read my menu plans, you’ll notice that I often mention having homemade salad dressing.  This Mexican Dressing is our favorite and the one we use the most.  It is slightly sweet, a bit creamy and just has a nice, full flavor.

We love it on a variety of salads but I think it pairs especially well with salads that have eggs in them.  Really though, it’s kind of like Ranch- it goes well with almost any salad!

Mexican Dressing {a homemade salad dressing}

  • 1 med. onion
  • ⅔ c. sugar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. celery seed
  • 1 Tbsp. prepared mustard
  • ⅓ c. vinegar
  • 1 c. oil
  • 6 Tbsp. mayonnaise (opt.)*

  1. Put all ingredients but mayonnaise in blender.
  2. Mix 2 to 5 min, so oil doesn’t separate.
  3. Add mayonnaise and blend until mixed.

*This is obviously healthier without the mayonnaise but it is also much creamier with it. We like it both ways but do prefer it with the mayo added.


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