We have been out of chocolate syrup for a while now.... like weeks. The 5 year old is unimpressed by my lack of concern for his chocolate milk addiction.
In the very back of my recipe binder, filed under misc, is a recipe I found last year on a homeschool forum for homemade chocolate syrup. I wish I could remember exactly where so I could credit them.
Home Made Chocolate Syrup
1 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa ( I used Hershey's, obviously)
2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/3 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 tsp Vanilla
In a sauce pan, mix together cocoa, sugar and salt. Slowly, pour in boiling water. Stir over a medium flame, until smooth and slightly thickened (10 mins +/-).
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla
The boys loved it. In fact, Kolby said "you should make this all the time". I think I will.