Homemade Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

You can make Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup at home, it’s easier than you think. There is no need to go out and purchase chocolate syrup when you can make it in minutes.

overhead view of homemade Hershey's chocolate syrup and an ice cream sundae

Life is definitely sweeter with the time-honored taste of Hershey’s Syrup. Indulge yourself in this chocolate-flavored treat by making Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup at home – and it’s a lot easier than you think. There is no need to go out and purchase chocolate syrup when you can make it in minutes in your own kitchen. All you need are a few simple ingredients: cocoa powder, sugar, water, vanilla, and salt.

Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup is a favorite but not something you may keep on hand. With this simple recipe, you’ll have a Hershey’s Syrup that’s even better than the original and takes no time at all to make.

How to Use Homemade Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

It’s summer, and it’s hot! Your family needs ice cream! But not just plain old ice cream – you need all the fixings, including chocolate syrup. But, there are so many other ways to use chocolate syrup:

  • On desserts, waffles, and pancakes.
  • For making the best chocolate milk, chocolate floats, and chocolate sundaes.
  • For rich hot cocoa and coffee mocha drinks.
  • For dunking fresh strawberries. It’s also good on sliced apples, bananas, grapes, and even kiwis.
  • For giving poached pears a final flourish by drizzling chocolate syrup over them just before serving.
  • For dipping pretzels – salty meets sweet and crunchy.
  • For serving hot over buttered biscuits for real decadence!

You can get even more ideas by clicking on this link.

Is There a Difference Between Chocolate Syrup and Chocolate Sauce?

Yes, chocolate syrup is a bit thinner and basically consists of cocoa powder, sugar, and water. Chocolate sauce is made to be thicker by using sugar and cream.

Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

Whether you’re having chocolate milk or ice cream sundaes, this copycat Hershey’s recipe for homemade Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup is just what you need!

Ingredients for homemade chocolate sauce

Here’s what you need to make the chocolate syrup:

  • Cocoa powder
  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Vanilla
  • Salt

Homemade Hershey's chocolate syrup ingredients

How to Make Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

Combine cocoa, sugar, and salt in a saucepan.

Ingredients for homemade Hershey's chocolate syrup in a skillet

Add water, and mix until smooth. Bring this mixture to a boil.

Allow it to boil for one minute, be careful this does not over boil.

Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.

Add the vanilla and stir until combined.

a bowl of homemade Hershey's chocolate syrup

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overhead view of homemade Hershey's chocolate syrup and an ice cream sundae

Homemade Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup

Make homemade Hershey's Chocolate Syrup from scratch. 
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hersheys Chocolate Syrup
Servings: 24
Calories: 36kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup cocoa Hershey's
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Combine cocoa, sugar, and salt in a saucepan. Add water, and mix until smooth. Bring this mixture to a boil. Allow it to boil for one minute, be careful this does not over boil. Remove from heat, when this cools add the vanilla.

Nutrition

Calories: 36kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 8g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Comments

  1. Sharon

    5 stars
    Have made this many times and it so good. The only time it did not turn out well was when I let it boil for an extra minute or so…was too thick to come out of the bottle. I was still buying Hershey’s when I found the recipe so I recycled the Hershey bottle and that is what I keep mine in the fridge. Thanks so much for the recipe 😀.

    • Carlo

      Yeah, yeah, I’m 2 years late, but In the future, try boiling it longer. The water will evaporate which will make it less runny

  2. Karen Wengert

    I have made this before and it tastes like the real thing. Just make sure that you let it boil for the time it says and then let it cool completely before you put it in the bottle and it comes out great. I also store mine in the fridge, that helps to thicken it up too.

  3. Cindy

    I made this exactly as written but it seems too thin. Is there something I can do now that would thicken it?

  4. Howard K

    It’s really fun that there are "kopycat" recipes especially since eating out is sooo expensive! But, it’s all fat and salt, creams, sugars, etc; it’s not healthy food! Boomers are paying the health price for growing up and indulging on this kind of food. Like I said, it’s really a great site but, good things in moderation folks! That bypass is a cinnabon away!

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