Charlie's Chocolate Syrup

Was there ever a child any more disappointed than when Charlie (in "The Santa Clause" movie) was informed the restaurant was out of chocolate milk? With this chocolate syrup, you can easily whip up a batch of chocolate milk for the children in your life! Just stir 2 tablespoons of syrup into an 8-ounce glass of milk.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
12 servings


  • 1 cup water

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup cocoa powder (Optional)

  • 1 tablespoon black onyx cocoa powder (from Savory Spice Shop®) (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla bean paste (such as Nielsen-Massey®)


  1. Combine water and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a simmer and cook until sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Stir in both cocoa powders and vanilla bean paste until combined.

  2. Remove saucepan from the heat and allow to cool. Transfer syrup to a lidded jar.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

26 Calories
1g Fat
7g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 26
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 62mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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