Syrup for Hot or Cold Chocolate Drink
Author: Chief Mixologist
This is perfect for diabetics seeking a chocolate syrup for hot or cold milk treats.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened cocoa
  • artificial sweetener to equal 1/2 Cup sugar; plus 2 1/2 Tablespoons
  • 1/2 Cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
Instructions
  1. In saucepan, combine cocoa, artificial sweetener, sugar and water; mix well. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until mixture comes to boiling point. Stir in vanilla when cooled to below 140 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
  2. Store syrup in jar in refrigerator. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons, or less if desired, to skim milk allowance to make hot or cold chocolate. This cannot be used as a topping since it has a bitter taste before being mixed with milk.
  3. It does impart some bitterness when used in cocktails unless the drink also uses cream or milk.
Recipe by Epicurus.com Beverages at https://www.epicurus.com/beverages/syrup-for-hot-or-cold-chocolate-drink/4551/