How to Make Homemade Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup from Scratch

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Have you seen the price of Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup lately? At my two favorite grocery stores, the price was nearly $5 for a 24-ounce bottle! Time to learn how to make homemade Hershey’s chocolate syrup!
Homemade Hershey's chocolate syrup recipeWhile I was trying to decide if I really needed to add the Hershey’s Syrup to my cart, I took a minute to flip over the bottle and read the ingredients: high fructose corn syrup, salt,  monoglycerides, diglycerides, polysorbate 60, artificial flavors… Yes, cocoa and water were also included, but I decided I wasn’t going to spend $5 to buy all those chemicals.

Haiden and Piper like to have chocolate milk with their vitamins at breakfast, and I wanted an easy way to keep giving it to them. Plus my husband enjoys a little chocolate syrup on his ice cream, and it’s an easy way to dress up a dessert.

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So, I wanted to share my new recipe for how to make homemade Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup. You’re not going to believe how easy and delicious it is!

Homemade Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup Recipe

Makes about 16 ounces (2 cups)

Ingredients:

Directions:

  • Use a big saucepan – at least 2 quarts. This will expand when boiling, and overflows will make a big mess on your stovetop! (I use this 3-quart saucepan that was part of a bigger set I received as a gift. It’s my favorite for making anything sweet because the heavy bottom keeps it from heating up too fast.)
  • Combine the cocoa powder, water, sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Mix with a whisk until smooth.
  • Stir constantly with a whisk or a wooden spoon until it boils.
  • Allow it to boil for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add vanilla.
  • Syrup will be very thin/watery. Allow to cool completely and it will thicken to about the same consistency as Hershey’s syrup.

Store the syrup in a mason jar or any other container. It will keep for several weeks in the fridge. If you want to be really sneaky, pour the cooled syrup into an empty or almost-empty Hershey’s syrup container and see if anyone notices the difference!

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Note: I only use about 1/2 – 1 teaspoon of the homemade chocolate syrup in a cup of milk to make chocolate milk for Haiden and Piper (Their milk just has to have a hint of brown for them to consider it “chocolate milk”).  My husband likes to add closer to a tablespoon per cup of milk to make himself chocolate milk. As with the brand-name chocolate syrup, you can experiment with the proportions to get the taste you’re looking for.

Homemade Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

Homemade Hershey's Chocolate Syrup

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Dash salt

Instructions

  1. Use a big saucepan - at least 2 quarts. This will expand when boiling, and overflows will make a big mess on your stovetop! (I use this 3-quart saucepan that was part of a bigger set I received as a gift. It's my favorite for making anything sweet because the heavy bottom keeps it from heating up too fast.)
  2. Combine the cocoa powder, water, sugar and salt in a saucepan over medium heat. Mix with a whisk until smooth.
  3. Stir constantly with a whisk or a wooden spoon until it boils.
  4. Allow it to boil for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add vanilla.
  7. Syrup will be very thin/watery. Allow to cool completely and it will thicken to about the same consistency as Hershey's syrup.
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How to Make Pedialyte: Natural and Homemade Recipes

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How to make Pedialyte. I had no idea so many of you were wondering how to make Pedialyte at home! Now I’ve met so many new readers just because my post for Homemade Pedialyte is so popular.

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 Since I wrote that post, I’ve received tons of emails from people sharing their own instructions for how to make Pedialyte plus more homemade Pedialyte recipes.

Most of what I received were pretty similar to those that I listed, but there were a few new Pedialyte recipes that I wanted to share. Scroll down to see them 🙂

Before getting to the recipes, I wanted to discuss one point that has come up a few times.

There were a few comments in the other post about real Pedialyte and vitamins. Those same comments stated that my homemade Pedialyte recipes don’t have vitamins. According to the corporate website, Pedialyte does not contain vitamins.

Keep in mind that the purpose of Pedialyte and other electrolyte-replacement beverages is to prevent dehydration, rehydrate, and/or replenish vital minerals and nutrients lost during diarrhea and vomiting. It is not to provide vitamins.

Of course, if you have any medical concerns about your little one or yourself, please don’t hesitate to seek the advice of a doctor!

How to Make Pedialyte Recipes

Back to learning how to make Pedialyte! When you make homemade Pedialyte you should store it in a pitcher in the refrigerator.

I prefer an airtight glass pitcher: this one for large batches, and this cute little glass pitcher for the Pedialyte recipes that only require 2 cups of water.

Another nice perk of making it in a pitcher: it’s easy to pour into ice pop molds if you want to make DIY Pedialyte freezer pops. Any of the Pedialyte recipes below can be used to make popsicles, too!

Need ice pop molds? I’m happy with my Tupperware popsicle molds, and I know a lot of people who love their colorful silicone ice pop molds.

Here are more homemade Pedialyte recipes:

How to Make Pedialyte

Pedialyte recipe #1:

  • 2 cups water
  • Juice from 1-2 fresh lemons or 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar (or honey if your child is at least 1 year old)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Pour the hot water, salt and sugar into a pitcher and stir until dissolved. Stir in the cold water and lemon juice. Serve in small amounts. Refrigerate up to 3 days.

Pedialyte recipe #2

  • 2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup juice, any kind
  • 1 liter water (1 liter = just over 1 quart)

Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and stir until the sugar and salt are dissolved. Serve in small amounts. Refrigerate up to 3 days.

Pedialyte recipe #3:

  • 3 cups hot water
  • 1 tablespoon clear light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • pinch of baking soda
  • pinch of salt.

Combine all ingredients and stir until it’s thoroughly mixed. Refrigerate up to 3 days.

See the original list of homemade Pedialyte recipes!

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Fourth of July Recipes: Festive & Family-Friendly 4th of July Treats!

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The Fourth of July will be here before we know it, and I’ve been on the lookout for Independence day and Fourth of July recipes. I want to make things my kids and my friends’ little ones will like. My extended family can also be a bit hard to please, so I’m aiming for simple.

I want to make some simple red, white and blue treats to help my family and friends celebrate the 4th of July!

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Here are five kid-friendly Fourth of July recipes and treats that are as delicious as they are easy to prepare!

Fourth of July Recipes:

4th of July snack mix

4th of July snack mix. I love that you can swap out the red and blue M & Ms for other colors. This recipe can be adapted for any occasions. Plus it has Whoppers. YUM!

 

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Red, White & Blueberry Skewers Strawberries and blueberries are at their most delicious right around the 4th of July.

 

red white blue parfaits

Red, White & Blue Parfaits: Parfaits are a cool and delicious treat for a holiday that falls in the middle of summer!

 

red white and blue dipped pretzels

Pretzel Americana: Such an cute 4th of July twist on a classic party treat!

 

fireworks cookies

Fireworks Cookies. These 4th of July cookies are much easier than they look!

 

stained glass jello

Star-Spangled Stained Glass Jello. Remember Knox Blox? How about Jello Jigglers. These are like the prettier, fancier version of either one of those classics!

Not feeling like getting crafty in the kitchen on a holiday? You could always fill up an apothecary jar with red, white and blue gumballs and call it a day:

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Do you have other ideas that show 4th of July spirit without keeping you tied to the kitchen?

Will you be making any fun, patriotic treats for the Fourth? I’d love to hear your Fourth of July recipes and ideas!

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Make sure you check out this Asian chicken burger recipe for your 4th of July cookout!

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