Homemade Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

Here is a simple way to save money this Holiday season when your kids are asking for Hot Chocolate after being outside on a cold day.  Making your own syrup is only 5 ingredients! That’s it, can you believe it.  These ingredients you most likely have in your pantry already.

The added benefit is you know what is going in your child’s body. No added preservatives. 5 simple ingredients that you have on hand. Next time you are at the grocery store and have a minute. Flip over the Hershey bottle and read the ingredients: high fructose corn syrup, salt, monoglycerides, diglycerides, artificial flavors….the list goes on. Do you really know what all that is?

So here is what you have been waiting for…Homemade Hershey’s chocolate syrup.


3/4 cup cocoa powder

1/4-2/3 cup white sugar (if want it sweeter do the 2/3 cup)

1 1/2 cups water

1 – 2 tsp vanilla extract (I use 2)

Dash salt


In a medium saucepan, combine the cocoa powder, sugar and salt together. Mix until incorporated.

Add the water, whisk together

Place saucepan on stove over medium heat. Whisk until smooth.

Stir with a whisk until mixture boils

Allow it to boil for 30 seconds – 1 minute, continuing to whisk

Remove from heat

Add vanilla, whisk again

Syrup will be very thin/watery

Allow to cool completely and it will thicken to more of a syrup consistency.

Pour cooled syrup in Tupperware Squeeze-it Bottle. It will keep for up to 2 months. There are no preservatives so it will go bad if not used.

Add chocolate syrup to milk and warm up in microwave or stove top. As my kids would say, Don’t forget the marshmallows!