A couple of recipes to start your week off :)
Put on the kettle to boil 1 cup of water.
Place a saucepan on the stove. Add 2 cups white sugar, 1/4 cup cocoa, and a pinch of salt.
When the water comes to a boil, measure one cup of water and pour it over the dry ingredients in your pot. Stir to thoroughly combine, then turn the heat under the pot to medium.
Continue to stir while the mixture comes to a boil. When it reaches the boiling point, allow to bubble gently for one minute without stirring. After the minute is up, remove from the heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
After the mixture cools, store it in the fridge...preferably in the empty bottle from the last time you bought chocolate syrup. Enjoy in a glass of milk, over ice cream or my favourite...squirted over a bowl of bananas and light vanilla yogurt. Yum. We haven't bought chocolate syrup in 4 years :)
...prepare just like the chocolate syrup above, but omit the cocoa and increase the vanilla to two tablespoons.
So good in a glass of milk...tastes like vanilla ice cream in a glass.
Can't wait to try the vanilla syrup in iced cappuccinos this summer!
If summer ever comes, that is...for crying out loud...