1/2 cup Hershey's cocoa powder 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 dash salt
Combine cocoa, sugar, and salt in a saucepan. Add water, and mix until smooth. Bring this mixture to a boil. Allow it to boil for one minute, be careful this does not over boil. Remove from heat, when this cools add the vanilla.
Valerie's Review REVIEW: July 12, 2013 Wonderfully easy recipe that tastes just like the real Hershey's syrup! The nice part is, this recipe is scalable so if you don't need a lot you can change the serving size to scale it down (or up if you need more). The consistency and flavor was a very close match to Hershey's.
Becky October 2, 2014 REVIEW:
I use Hershey's Special Dark cocoa, and add 1/4 tsp xanthan gum (a staple in any gluten-free kitchen) with the dry ingredients. The thickness is good, but you can experiment with the amount, depending on how thick you want the syrup. We store it in the refrigerator, and it keeps for months.
Member since: Apr 7, 2002
Mafalda June 7, 2014 REVIEW:
I used less water to make this thicker so I wouldn't have to thicken it with cornstarch as others recommended. Turned out well. I used maybe 2/3 cup water instead of one cup.
Guest May 16, 2014 REVIEW:
Do add the cornstarch as said previously by another reviewer (I would recommend somewhere in the middle of the two amounts she stated)if you want a thicker consistency like real hershey's syrup. It really helped and didn't change the taste at all.
mommapup January 17, 2014 REVIEW:
If you want it thicker just add a spoon full of cornstarch to your coco. It will thicken as it cools. If you want a thick fudge like consistency add up to a quarter cup. Wont alter taste....play with it. Awesomeness!
Member since: Sep 4, 2012
retired09 November 8, 2013 REVIEW:
Tasted good, but it was very watery. I don't know what I did wrong, because I boiled it exactly 1 minute like it called for, and followed all the directions exactly.
Member since: Oct 13, 2006
Zora October 11, 2013 REVIEW:
I was having a sweets craving and wanted ice cream with chocolate sauce. Of course, it was 10pm and I wasn't keen on heading to the store then. Whipped this up and it indeed tastes just like Hershey's. I am also curious as was the review by JRONK as to how long this will keep?
Nicole April 1, 2013 REVIEW:
Yummy!!!! I think we just might like it better than the stuff you get at the market :)
Jronk March 10, 2013 REVIEW:
Very yummy! How long does this last in the fridge?
Christine January 21, 2013 REVIEW:
So good -- cheap and easy too! I used Hershey's Special Dark Cocoa instead and it turned out great. Tastes just like Hershey's Special Dark Syrup, if not better! Thanks :)
Gabby December 19, 2012 REVIEW:
My husband loves dark chocolate. Could I use Herseys Dark coco instead and would I need to make any changes.
Bisclavret June 6, 2012 REVIEW:
I've been making this chocolate syrup for years--ever since Hershey's jumped on the high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) band wagon with all the other Monsanto worshipers. HFCS is from genetically modified corn, and the process for making it is shocking. I use this recipe and pure cane sugar for the sugar in the recipe--beet sugar (labeled only as "pure sugar" as opposed to cane sugar's "pure cane sugar" label). Pure cocoa, pure cane sugar, salt, and pure vanilla extract are all ingredients from natural, non-gmo plants, so it is healthier than even Hershey's chocolate syrup. This recipe is essentially the recipe Hershey's used before the invention of HFCS, when sugar was used as the sweetening agent. It is thinner than the Hershey's syrup on the market today because the HFCS changes the consistency in the commercially prepared product. It makes no difference when used to make chocolate milk, mocha, mocha frappuccino, etc. The flavor is pure chocolate and vanilla, which is as it should be; and the amount used is the same as for the commercially prepared version. I looked up this recipe because I couldn't remember the amount of water to use in relation to the sugar-cocoa mixture.
Thank you for posting this recipe. I gave my BH&G cookbook to my daughter when she got married, so I don't have it to reference anymore.
unknown November 11, 2011 REVIEW:
CulinaryGrad July 1, 2011 REVIEW:
This was entirely too thin. I should have read the comments BEFORE making it! The flavor is fine, but you really need to ammend the recipe to maybe 1/2 cup of water.
Member since: Jan 5, 2011
Ladybrinx January 5, 2011 REVIEW:
Will never have to buy Hershey's syrup again. As good as(if not better) the original, thanks for sharing.
Guest Foodie July 18, 2010 REVIEW:
I was so pleased to see just how great this turned out. I'm not the greatest cook, and lots of my first tries don't turn out, so my expectations weren't real high. I was out of my normal store-bought chocolate syrup, and had a craving for vanilla ice cream with chocolate syrup I could not tell the difference in flavor between this and the name brand. I'll never buy the store brand again. So easy and inexpensive!
Billy-Bob Backwoods September 2, 2009 REVIEW:
This is the same recipe that was published in the Better Homes & Gardeens' ring binder cookbook--the one that no self-respecting cook would be without (and that I don't have at the moment). I've compared Hershey's original chocolate syrup, with this recipe, and I think this is just a bit better than what is on the market now. Best of all, you don't have to worry about mercury contamination from the corn syrup used in commercially bottled chocolate syrup, because this recipe doesn't use it. Therefore, it's a healthier alternative to store-bought. Thanks for posting it.
lekawa August 31, 2009 REVIEW:
After reading the previous review, I decided to add less water (I used about 1/3 cup) It was thick and fabulous! I would probably use around 1/2 cup of water if I wanted it to have a good pouring consistency when cool.
Darcy May 4, 2009 REVIEW:
This sauce is very thin in consistency - almost watery - but is marvelous in taste. It rates right up there with "The" national brand in taste. It was easy to make and required only the very basics in ingredients - so not only easy, but inexpensive, too! My family enjoyed it on ice cream, and later it was just a good in milk. I will definitely make it again.
Member since: Jan 29, 2009
salad65 March 27, 2009 REVIEW:
we always use this recipe,it is the best chocolate syrup ever.Like the other reviewer said,I thought it was to thin but it will thicken up in the fridge.I suggest everybody gives it a try.
Member since: Mar 29, 2008
gadenice March 30, 2008 REVIEW:
Our whole family was very pleased with the results of this recipe. We go through a lot of chocolate syrup and have been buying store brand to cut costs. But we already have all the ingredients for this in our kitchen and decided to give it a try. We were amazed at how yummy this syrup was that we made in our own kitchen! Because we have folks in our family who watch their sugar, I also made a sugar-free version by substituting Xylosweet in place of sugar using the same measurement ... it turned out GREAT!!!
Member since: Mar 23, 2006
jcpyburn March 23, 2006 REVIEW:
This is an awesome recipe. I don't like to use foods with preservatives or artificial ingredients and this is an awesome substitute for me and my kids. I thought that the syrup looked too thin when I was done cooking but don't worry it thickens beautifully once it goes into the fridge and I thought that maybe it was little too much vanilla but my suggestion on that is to let it sit for a while before you taste it. After it was in the fridge for an hour or so it is perfect and tastes just like hershey's. Very smooth and just right on the sweetness!! Do yourself a favor and try this recipe!!!!!
Member since: May 20, 2003
lmcatlover May 20, 2003 REVIEW:
This Recipe Is Great!!!!
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