What could possibly be better than homemade chocolate syrup? For a coffee lover like myself, homemade mocha syrup (or mocha sauce) definitely wins the day. All it took was a simple twist of my homemade chocolate syrup recipe and voila, we have mocha syrup. Now I just need to label the jar so the coffee haters in my house don’t use the wrong thing in their chocolate milk.
Is it sauce or syrup?
Just a few minutes difference in cooking time really determines the answer to this. If you stop the cook time while the mixture is still a bit think you’ll end up with mocha syrup. If you boil it just a bit longer until it’s just a little thinner than the consistency you’d like, it will cool into a beautiful thick mocha sauce.
What is mocha sauce?
Mocha Sauce is like chocolate syrup/sauce except it’s made with strong brewed coffee (double brewed coffee or espresso) in place of water. This gives it a rich chocolaty flavor with a hint of coffee.
Perfect with your morning cup, in a homemade iced latte, over ice cream, over fruit, or straight up with a spoon. Rich decadent chocolate with just a hint of coffee is sure to make any day better. That is, unless you don’t like coffee, you hater, you.Print
Homemade Mocha Syrup
- Yield: 1.5 cups 1x
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup strongly brewed coffee – I use decaf
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Mix all ingredients in a pan over low heat.
- Whisk often, bringing to a boil.
- Once mixture is boiling, stir constantly until thick.