Chocolate syrup rich in flavor made with a handful of staple ingredients that’s better than anything you purchase on a shelf. Preparation and cooking takes 10 minutes or less.
This is a fun post for me to write. I got this idea from the show, You Can't Lick Your Elbow. On an episode called "Superhuman", two athletes execute an intense workout of pull-ups until they could do no more. Afterwards, they had to drink either a sports recovery drink or chocolate milk to recover from their workout. After each of them drank their chosen beverage, they had to do another series of pull-ups until failure.
Surprise! The man who drank the chocolate milk was able to do more pull-ups than before. The look on my son's face when he saw that part of the episode was priceless. Chocolate milk is actually good for you? Well, maybe not as good as one of my smoothies. The compromise was that I’d make chocolate syrup, but he could only make chocolate milk after he worked out.
When I was experimenting with the recipe, the chocolate seized up and became clumps of hard chocolate that couldn't be mixed. If it seizes up, add a little water to the chocolate, whisk, and it will relax and turn into a liquid again.
You're probably still scratching you head shocked that chocolate milk is a great choice for a recovery drink after a workout. Well, check out this link and this link for more info. Not only is making your own cheaper, it's better because you know all of the ingredients that goes into this chocolate syrup. Why not buy a muscle drink? Well you could, if you like that taste, and that stuff, and that price.
This syrup is quick and simple to make. I offer my recommendation for sugar, but if you like things less sweet, start with less and work your way up. Give this a try - after your workout, of course…
Try some of my other drinks:
- Peruvian hot chocolate - funny story included
- Refreshing ginger maple switchel
- Pineapple ginger lemonade
- Golden milk
- Ultimate green smoothie
- Pineapple crush smoothie
- Lena’s simple green smoothie
Life is too short for mediocre food.
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Homemade Chocolate SyrupPrint Recipe Pin Recipe
- Whisk cocoa, sugars, and salt together in small saucepan then slowly whisk in water.
- Place saucepan over medium heat and continue to whisk until cocoa and sugars are dissolved and it starts to simmer. Do not boil or you will get a burnt taste. We're not trying to reduce because we aren't using a lot of water.
- Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla.
- Allow to cool. Store in squeeze bottle or mason jar.
- Mix with milk or use as a topping.