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Hot Chocolate Syrup - Food Gypsy

Hot Chocolate Syrup

  • Author: Cori Horton
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


Hot Chocolate Syrup, the base for the PREFECT hot chocolate. A warm treat on a bright winter day. For skating parties, bonfires, and aprés ski. Just add mittens… and marshmellows!



1 cup whole milk
1 cup heavy cream (35%)
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 cups dark chocolate


1) Combine milk, cream, and vanilla in a heavy-bottomed pot. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce to low and hold hot.
2) In a bowl combine dry ingredients; cinnamon, sugars, and cocoa, and reserve.
3) In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate together (about a minute and a half on high heat) then stir and blend well.
4) Whisk dry ingredients into hot cream mixture until smooth(ish). Add half the melted chocolate & butter, whisk to melt fully then add remaining and repeat. Pour into a heat/cold safe jar and cool before refrigerating.


To make hot chocolate: Bring milk to a quick boil over medium heat, then reduce to low heat. Add about 2 tablespoons of hot chocolate syrup per cup of milk (or to taste) and whisk to combine, and melt, over low heat. Serve immediately.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Category: Drinks
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Hot Chocolate Syrup