Once I started feeling a little better and started cooking again, one of the first things I did was to look up a recipe for homemade chocolate syrup. Ok, so I know this is totally not paleo, nor is it nourishing... but it is a pretty yummy treat that is better for you to make yourself than to buy at the store. The store-bought versions are laden with high fructose corn syrup and artificial flavors. This homemade version is made from ingredients most people always have on hand. And guess what? It tastes exactly the same as the store-bought kind... only I feel way better using this for an ice cream topping or to make chocolate milk. I wish I could remember where I found this recipe. I tried another recipe first and wasn't too crazy about it, then tried this one and it has stuck. I have finally transitioned both my husband and son out of the "need" to only drink chocolate milk. So this isn't a staple in our refrigerator anymore, but I do still make it for treats here and there. It is very easy and quick to make and will last in your refrigerator for quite awhile.
Homemade Chocolate Syrup
1 1/2 cups sucanat (or cane sugar)
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or carob powder (I tend to do 1/2 cup cocoa powder and 1/4 cup carob powder)
1 cup water
dash of salt
1 teaspoon vanilla, preferably homemade
In a small saucepan, add sucanat, cocoa/carob, and salt. Whisk together gently. Add water. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Cool. Store in the refrigerator.