Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Homemade Chocolate Syrup and Iced Mocha (Frappuccino)

Today I am sharing two easy recipes with you. The first is homemade chocolate syrup. It's so easy to make, there really is no reason to buy it from the store ever again. The taste is definitely equal to store bought, but I would say even better. I add it to milk for my toddlers chocolate milk, over ice cream, or to iced coffee --- the other recipe I'm sharing with you. I LOVE coffee and chocolate, so combining them is an amazing experience for me. Also, notice the foam at the top. I have a Vitamix blender and if I blend it a few seconds longer than normal, it creates a beautiful foamy top. If your blender doesn't do that, then just add some whipped cream.

As for the strength of the coffee, I just use leftover coffee from the morning. We drink our coffee on the strong side and it works perfectly. I'm sure whatever coffee you have leftover will work perfectly. 

Our coffee recipe is roughly:
  • 6 cups of water to 1/2 cup of ground coffee.

Adding chocolate syrup to make chocolate milk
Also good as an ice cream topper
Chocolate Syrup
Serving Size = About 2 cups
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup water
  • Dash of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. In a medium or large saucepan (it bubbles up a lot), mix everything but the vanilla. Bring to boil, cook one minute, (stir often) remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
  2. Cool and store in fridge.
The foam
Drizzle with chocolate
Iced Mocha (Frappuccino)
Serving Size = 2, 8oz cups
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 cup coffee
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups ice
  • 4 tablespoons chocolate syrup
  • Extra ice to add after blending
  1. Add everything to a blender and blend. Adjust to taste. Pour into glasses and add some extra ice.
Linking to: Full Plate Thursday, Foodie Friday, Gallery of Favorites


Elpiniki said...

Looks so... tempting! Really delicious!

Pat's Pink Apron said...

Yum I have a similar recipe. Looks good. I am following with Linky would you follow back. Pat

Mamie said...

My little ones drink chocolate almond milk every day. I can't wait to try this chocolate syrup! Thank you so much.

April @ The 21st Century Housewife said...

What a delicious drink - I love things like this. And I like the idea of having a homemade chocolate syrup to hand to make fresh chocolate milk too! Thank you for sharing this recipe with The Gallery of Favorites.

Miz Helen said...

Hi Elsa,
I am on my way to the kitchen, I have to have this right now, it looks awesome! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you have a great week end and come back soon!
Miz Helen

Alea Milham said...

Oh my goodness, this looks so good! Your Iced Mocha may be the most beverage ever!

Melynda said...

YUM, you are calling my name on this one!

Memória said...

YUM! I haven't had a frappuccino in a long time, and I used to be an addict to the stuff. I have some leftover caramel sauce that would be a great addition to this. Thanks for posting this recipe and the enticing photos!

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