Homemade chocolate syrup or chocolate sauce is key in my favorite drink: a homemade iced mocha! This chocolate sauce recipe is not a dieters delight at all. With butter, sugar, espresso, milk and of course, chocolate, this amazing sauce is truly decadent.
1½ cups of milk
1 oz (30 g) of butter
4 tbsp of sugar
4 tbsp of cocoa powder (any kind will do)
½ tsp of vanilla essence
1 “shot” of espresso (higher quality is better, but a twice brewed coffee will work in a pinch)
Melt butter in a saucepan. Add cocoa, sugar, vanilla and stir constantly until well combined. Take off the heat and add milk and espresso, continuing until sauce gets syrupy, but still a little thin.
This is the secret. Take off the heat and place chocolate sauce in a chilled bowl or place the entire pan in an ice bucket, stirring constantly. The sauce will become very thick, very quickly, and will have a beautiful glossy shine. If it’s still too thin, put the sauce back on the heat and repeat.
To make an amazing mocha, just add two or three heaping tablespoons of the sauce to a shot of expresso and cold milk.