Making your own Chocolate Syrup at home is incredibly simple, requiring only 3 essential ingredients and 5 minutes. This vegan chocolate sauce is great for adding to lattes or drizzling over ice cream and other desserts.
This vegan chocolate syrup is made with a handful of simple ingredients. You probably have them all in your pantry and fridge!
It adds a decadent chocolate flavor to your morning or afternoon coffee.
But it's not just for coffee!
Use it to make chocolate milk, milkshakes, or drizzle over pancakes.
I've been trying out different homemade sauces and syrups to shake up my coffee.
This vegan chocolate syrup is made with cocoa powder, organic cane sugar, and plant-based milk. It's easy to make and makes the perfect mocha latte!
Cocoa Powder: For this syrup, use a 100% unsweetened cocoa (or cacao) powder, which can be found in the baking aisle of your grocery store.
Organic Cane Sugar: Traditional granulated sugar brings sweetness to the syrup without the need for high fructose corn syrup!
Plant-Based Milk: You can use water as well.
Salt: Just a pinch for balance. It won't be salty!
See recipe card for quantities.
Whipping up this chocolate syrup with just three ingredients is a breeze, and you won't need any fancy equipment!
The cocoa powder needs to be sifted or else you might find the chocolate sauce to be a bit lumpy. I use a fine mesh strainer.
How to Make This Recipe
Create this Vegan Chocolate Sauce at home in less than 5 minutes!
Use this syrup to make mochas, milkshakes, chocolate milk and more.
The full written recipe can be found in the recipe card below.
Step 1: Add the sifted cocoa powder, organic cane sugar, oat milk, and a pinch of salt to a pan over medium heat.
Step 2: Whisk continuously for about 3-4 minutes or until the sugar is melted. This syrup will continue to thicken as it cools.
Sifting the cocoa powder is important to ensure the vegan chocolate syrup is smooth.
Note: If you want a thinner consistency, add 1-2 more tablespoons of oat milk or water.
Substitutions & Variations
Feel free to get creative!
This is a pretty forgiving chocolate syrup recipe.
Organic Cane Sugar: Brown sugar will work as well.
Plant-Based Milk: I used oat milk but you can use any variety of plant-based milk that you enjoy or simply use water.
Add-Ins: vanilla extract, peppermint extract, or hazelnut extract would be great to switch up the flavor!
This chocolate syrup isn't just for coffee! It can be drizzled over ice cream, pancakes, or added to a variety of different drinks.
Make chocolate milk or hot chocolate. Just add 1-2 tablespoons to a cup of cold or hot milk of choice and stir to combine.
Add to iced or hot coffee to make a mocha latte. Add a double shot of espresso and oat milk.
Make a chocolate milkshake.
Allow the dairy-free chocolate syrup to cool completely then store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Tips & Tricks
Avoid bringing it to a rolling boil or simmering for too long, as it could result in a burnt, bitter taste. You only want to heat it over medium until the sugar has melted. No more than 3-4 minutes.
If it's too thick to your preference, add 1-2 more tablespoons of plant-based milk or water to thin it out.
Sifting the cocoa powder is important to ensure the vegan chocolate syrup is smooth. Don't skip this step or you might end up with cocoa powder lumps.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! If the chocolate syrup is too thick for your preference, add 1-2 tablespoons of oat milk or water to thin it out.
Peppermint extract would be great and make a delicious peppermint mocha latte!
What's wonderful about this chocolate syrup is its versatility. Not only does it elevate your coffee, but it's also perfect for drizzling over ice cream, pancakes, or mixing into milk to make chocolate milk.
More Syrup Recipes
Looking for other easy and delicious syrup recipes to add to coffee? Try these:
Chocolate Syrup for Coffee
- ¼ cup Cocoa Powder sifted
- ½ cup Organic Cane Sugar
- ⅓ cup Plant-Based Milk more if needed
- Pinch of Kosher Salt
- Sift the cocoa powder. This is important to ensure the syrup is smooth.
- Add the sifted cocoa powder, organic cane sugar, milk, and a pinch of salt to a pan over medium heat.
- Whisk continuously for about 3-4 minutes or until the sugar is melted. This syrup will continue to thicken as it cools. If you want a thinner consistency, add 1-2 more tablespoons of milk or water.
Disclosure: This page contains some affiliate links. Please know that I may receive a percentage or commission from a link included on this page, at no extra cost to you. I will only ever recommend a product that I have used and believe has substantial value to my readers.