I Sat down this afternoon to indulge in a big tall cold glass of Chocolate Milk. As I was enjoying my frosty beverage I happened to glance at the ingredients of the chocolate syrup and the first 2 were High fructose corn syrup and Corn syrup. I have been trying to get those 2 ingredients out of my family's diet. I am a little new at this so it doesn't occur to me that it is in every single thing in my pantry !! It is very frustrating!! SO I thought surely there is a recipe out there that I can make and we can still enjoy with out all the HFCS. So here is what I found and I am going to try it.
1 1/2 cups water
2 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups dutch processed cocoa
1 TBSP vanilla
1/4 tsp kosher salt
2 TBSP honey
In a sauce pan bring sugar and water to a boil. Whisk in cocoa, salt, and honey. Whisk until all solids have dissolved. Continue cooking over low heat for 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Whisk in vanilla. Pour into a Mason jar or squeeze bottle and store in refrigerator.
To give credit where credit is due, I found this recipe at www.jollymom.com and she found this recipe from TV food host Alton Brown.