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Homemade Chocolate Syrup

Servings: Approximately 1 1/4 cups
Luscious and sweet, this homemade syrup can be used in place of the store-bought variety. Blend it up to make heavenly shakes, sundaes, and chocolate milk.

3/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a heavy saucepan, combine the corn syrup, water, cocoa powder, and sugar. Stir the mixture steadily over high heat until it comes to a boil. Let it boil, continuing to stir constantly, for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla extract. Refrigerate the syrup in an airtight container for up to ten days.

Makes about 1 1/4 cups of syrup.

Date: April 28, 2004