Now that the cooler weather is upon us, there is noting that I love more than a nice warm beverage on a cool afternoon. And let’s be honest, one with a little bit of irish cream in it, isn’t too bad! This is the perfect adult hot chocolate!
If you’re like me you will definitely want to make this chocolate syrup to keep on hand during the cold winter months and even the rest of the year! It’s quite multipurpose; you can use it to make hot chocolate, chocolate milk, put it in coffee for a mocha, on ice cream, desserts, and pretty much anything you can think of! It’s super quick and easy to make, and only takes about 5 minutes! Once you make this, you will not go back to the stuff from a bottle, I promise!
A jar of the syrup also makes a great edible gift. I made it last Christmas in mason jars to add to homemade edible gift baskets and it was a hit with adults and children alike!
A perfect homemade chocolate syrup that is perfect for hot chocolate, mochas, over ice cream, etc.
- 1/4 cup dutch-processed cocoa powder or natural dark cocoa
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- In a large pot, whisk together the cocoa powder and water. Set the pot over medium-high heat and whisk until dissolved. Whisk in the sugar and bring the mixture to a boil for about 3 to 4 minutes while whisking constantly. Reduce the heat to low, and continue whisking for another 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and whisk in the salt. Transfer to a container to cool completely. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.
Be sure not to overcook or boil the mixture at too high a temperature otherwise syrup will crystallize.
A perfect and delicious adult hot chocolate!
- 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
- 2 tablespoons irish cream liqueur
- 3/4 cup hot milk
- Whipped cream for serving (optional)
- In a large heatproof cup, stir together the chocolate syrup and the irish cream (or liqueur of choice) until combined. Stir in the hot milk. Top with whipped cream if using. Enjoy!
This recipe is easily increased for larger crowds. If you prefer a non-alcoholic version, simply increase the amount of milk. You can certainly change up the type of alcohol and use your favourite. A coffee liqueur would be great also!
Syrup adapted from Baked Elements. Disclosure: This post contains an Amazon affiliate link. If you make a purchase from the link I will make a small commission that goes towards all the butter and sugar that goes into maintaing this blog! Thank you so much!!