Oh Pinterest. How I love you so. And hate you, all at the same time.
Love because you are awesome.
Hate because half the time I see things and I’m like, “oh that is so awesome” and then I think about actually making it and then I’m like, “oh that is so not what I want to spend my time on”.
But I decided that I was going to make a concerted effort to at least attempt some of the things I pin.
Hopefully this won’t be a “one and done” but we shall see.
Today I decided upon the “homemade chocolate syrup” found here… http://pinterest.com/pin/23010648065747861/
I love chocolate syrup. Who doesn’t love chocolate syrup?
I like to make chocolate milk. Again, who doesn’t like to make chocolate milk?
I was in the mood for chocolate milk this afternoon and realized I didn’t have any chocolate syrup.
:cue the empathetic crying from the crowd:
So I looked to pinterest and found exactly what I was looking for.
It was really easy!
Sugar, cocoa powder, a bit of salt, water, and some vanilla- things I already had in my cabinets. I love it when it works out like that!
Mixed the cocoa and sugar together, added the water, mixed (actually this was the most difficult part- use a larger pot than you think you’ll need other wise each time you go to mix the cocoa powder will *poof* everywhere, very annoying) it up and set to boil.
After it reaches a boil you simmer for five minutes, remove from heat from five minutes, add vanilla, and then put in a container.
Seriously, it would have taken me longer to run to publix to buy chocolate syrup than it did to make it.
How does it taste? Pretty damn close actually. It’s sugar instead of corn syrup so it has that different taste but I love it.
Just had a glass of chocolate milk and it was rather satisfying if I do say so myself.
Score 1 for Pinterest!