“I feel like an adorable whale.”
I’ll have some belly shots on Instagram soon when I’m feeling the bump is ready for its debut.
I have been craving citrus, bread, and lots of chocolate. Now imagine the most adorable whale bounding along at slug speeds. That’s me running at 25 weeks along, so I feel like I have a little wiggle room for bread and chocolate.
However, this recipe wasn’t created to feed my cravings. It was actually whipped up so my kids could have chocolate milk. I tried some of the stuff at school and it was atrocious. Nevermind the ingredients – it just tasted naaaaaasty. If my kids are going to be drinking a wonderful indulgent treat – then it has to actually taste good.
Here’s a shot of the ingredients in Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup. Again, it doesn’t taste great. Just a blast of sweet – no distinctive chocolate flavor at all. (No surprise with these funky ingredients. No offense if you’re really into Polysorbate 60.)
My food philosophy includes sweets. We just make most of them at home because we can have more control over the ingredients. We also make sure to share, enjoy, and make it a special occasion. My kids love broccoli and chocolate. It’s all good.
This finger-licking syrup can be used as a dip for fruit, dessert crepes, or to top ice cream.
We’ve drizzled it on this quick 5-minute Banana Ice Cream. Super Goooood.
Start by combining the dry ingredients in a medium saucepan. Add milk and stir over medium high heat, stirring frequently until it starts to bubble. Turn down the heat a smidge and stir until it thickens a bit. The whole process takes less than 10 minutes. Keep an eye on the burner and keep stirring – burnt chocolate stinks. Literally. It smells awful.
Allow the syrup to cool and put it in a resealable jar.
Perfect accompaniment for ice cream, fruit, crepes, and anything else that needs a good drizzle of chocolate.
- 1/2 Cup Dark Cocoa Powder
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Flour
- Dash of Salt
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 Cup Milk, separated
- Combine dry ingredients in a medium sauce pan and stir until everything looks well mixed. Add 3/4 cup milk and vanilla. Stir with a whisk. Heat the mixture on medium high while stirring frequently. Once the syrup is bubbly, turn down the heat a bit. Continue to stir. Add the remaining milk until the consistency looks perfect for your family. Remove from heat and store in a resealable jar in the fridge.
Feel free to substitute for non-dark cocoa powder.
Try this other way to enjoy chocolate milk without any added sugars! This recipe relies on a fresh banana for the sweetness. It’s really refreshing and can definitely satisfy a sweet tooth.