Saturday, July 6, 2013

Homemade Chocolate Syrup

     Having GP makes it very important to get as much nutrition into each bite as possible. Now with that being said, some days a girl just needs her chocolate fix! Being on a gluten and dairy free diet makes that pretty tough though, so I went on a hunt for a chocolate recipe and after a couple recipe trial and errors, found one that was just what I was looking for. The first recipe that I tried claimed the chocolate would be a nice sauce at room temperature and a spreadable consistency once refrigerated. No matter how long I refrigerated that chocolate it never thickened, very disappointing. It was also very bitter, and I am not a dark chocolate kind of person so that didn't sit very well for me.

     The idea of a chocolate sauce that could also be used as an icing was very appealing to me though, so I kept looking and ran across this recipe for a Allergen Free Chocolate Syrup from a website called Allergy Free Cooking Baby. Since the recipe was for a syrup, I decided to cut the liquid back by half hoping it'd thicken up in the refrigerator and it did not disappoint. Even my grandma, who is not a sweets person, loved it! So without further au due, I present all of you chocolate lovers with...

Allergen Free Chocolate Syrup

 From: Allergen Free Cooking Baby!

  • • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • • 1 cup Cacao powder or Cocoa powder
  • • 1 cup water ( I used only a 1/2 cup of water to achieve a thicker consistency)
  • • ¼ tsp salt
  • • 2 tsp vanilla
  1. In a medium saucepan combine the sugars, cacao powder, & salt, just until mixed.
  2. Add in water and vanilla and stir over medium heat.
  3. Bring to a boil and lower heat to a simmer.
  4. The mixture will start to stick to the spoon.
  5. Mixture will thicken a little more in the refrigerator.
  6. Use for chocolate dairy free milk, or as a topping on your favorite dairy free ice cream.
*As a caution, be careful to mix everything well before heating as any dry ingredients stuck to the bottom will burn very easily!

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