5 Minute Chocolate Syrup & Irish Cream Hot Chocolate

Easy 5 Minute Chocolate Syrup Recipe & Irish Cream Hot Chocolate. Awesome chocolate syrup thats perfect for everything! | Portuguese Girl Cooks

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!

5 Minute Chocolate Syrup

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: About 1 cup

A perfect homemade chocolate syrup that is perfect for hot chocolate, mochas, over ice cream, etc.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dutch-processed cocoa powder or natural dark cocoa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in the salt. Transfer to a container to cool completely. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 weeks.

Notes

Be sure not to overcook or boil the mixture at too high a temperature otherwise syrup will crystallize.

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Irish Cream Hot Chocolate

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: About 1 cup

A perfect and delicious adult hot chocolate!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • 2 tablespoons irish cream liqueur
  • 3/4 cup hot milk
  • Whipped cream for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. 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!

Notes

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!

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Syrup adapted from Baked Elements.
 
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  • http://theviewfromthegreatisland.blogspot.com/ theviewfromGreatIsland

    I need to sub this out for my morning coffee!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Yes, most definitely! No one will ever know!

  • http://www.bakerita.com/ Rachel @ Bakerita

    This looks great!! So yummy and so warm and comforting :) definitely gonna be making this soon!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks so much, Rachel! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment!

  • ela@GrayApron

    Beautiful idea! Thanks :))

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thank you, Ela, and thanks for stopping by!!

  • http://joanne-eatswellwithothers.com/ Joanne (eats well with others)

    I will DEFINITELY take the Irish Cream version! I’m kind of obsessed with Bailey’s. :P

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Me too!

  • Ashley – Baker by Nature

    Warm beverages are my life these days! This looks too good to be true :)

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks, Ashley! Me too!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Now this is one amazing looking winter drink! The syrup sounds fabulous! Love the photo, Jessica!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks so much, Anna!

  • http://londonbakes.blogspot.com Kathryn

    Oh, this looks like a perfect winter warmer!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks, Kathryn!

  • http://www.averiecooks.com/ Averie Cooks

    Me and Baileys (and chocolate) are BFFs :) this is perfect! pinned

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks so much for the pin, Averie!

  • Tutti Dolci

    I love Irish Cream, what a fabulous hot chocolate!

    • http://www.portuguesegirlcooks.com/ Jessica |Portuguese Girl Cooks

      Thanks, Laura!