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Friday, February 1, 2013

Sweets For My Sweetie: Chocolate Syrup (Soy, Egg, Fish, Milk, Nut and Wheat-Free, Can Be Diabetic Friendly)

Welcome to the first day of
with Natural and Free, Glued To My Crafts and Vanessa's Place!

What an amazing time week of Valentine goodies we have planned for you all!  We hope that you will join us and link-up your amazing crafts, recipes and all things Valentine's Day with us!

For my first recipe, I want to share with you my recipe for Chocolate Syrup, because what screams "Happy Valentine's Day!" more than chocolate!?!?!  Nothing in my book, but I am a choco-holic! :D  Anyway, this recipe (gently modified from one found on as submitted by Zen K.) is soy (if you use all soy-free ingredients), egg, fish, milk, nut and wheat-free and can be diabetic friendly (see variation).  What a great and delicious way to say, "I love you!" to all your loved ones who suffer with any of the top 8 allergens and/or are diabetic, right? 

Chocolate Syrup
1 1/2 Cups water

1 1/2 Cups white sugar

1/2 to 1 Cup cocoa powder

dash of salt

1 teaspoon vanilla

  1. In a medium sauce pan, combine water, sugar, cocoa powder and salt and cook over low heat, whisking continuously until the mixture thickens and simmers. (Note: The amount of cocoa you use depends on how you want your syrup to taste.  If you want more of a milk chocolate taste, go with 1/2 Cup.  If you want more of a dark chocolate taste, go with the full cup.)
  2. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the vanilla.         
  3. Serve warm or transfer to a covered Tupperware container and refrigerate until serving.
Makes 1 pint or approximately 16 (2 Tablespoons-sized) servings.

  • Diabetic Friendly: To make this recipe sugar-free, substitute an "approved for baking" sugar substitute for the sugar and cook as directed.

Easy, right?  This recipe is great to make chocolate milk with, to drizzle over ice cream or cake, pie or cheesecake, to dip fruit into, to stir into coffee to make it a mocha, to add to many things this syrup can be used for and so very easy to make!  What's not to love?

I hope you enjoy it!


Now it's your turn!

(This recipe was originally posted on my original site, Natural and Free.)


  1. Yum!!! I love that your recipes are so good for everyone!! Can't wait to see your next 6 days!!!

    1. Thanks, Vanessa! :) I hope I don't disappoint! You're giving me big shoes to fill! LOL :) I'm looking forward to the next 6 days, too!! Gonna be a blast!

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

  2. Chocolate is always the right answer!!! I had no idea how a person would go about making chocolate syrup! Didn't even know such a thing was possible!! Cool!

    1. Chocolate fixes everything, right? :) This is really simple, too, which is always a plus! It does taste worlds better than the store bought stuff, too, so worth the little bit of time it takes to make and way better for you!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I appreciate it! :)

  3. Sorry I am late with the visit back this week for last week's post. Life got crazy, you know how that happens sometimes :) This reminds of me the homemade hot fudge sauce my grandma used to make! YUM
    Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Thanks for linking back to the Gluten Free Fridays post!

    Cindy from

    1. I do indeed! No worries, Cindy! :) I'm just glad you stopped by. :)

      Look forward to seeing you Friday! :) As always, thanks for the comment, Pinterest and Twitter love! :)


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