ALL-NATURAL Homemade Chocolate Syrup (SUGAR-FREE)

homemade chocolate syrup

We love making my our own chocolate syrup! This homemade chocolate syrup recipe is only 3 ingredients (if you don’t count water and salt) and can be made in a flash!

When you make chocolate sauce homemade, you know what’s in your food… no preservatives, no thickening agents, no chemicals. Plus you probably already have all the ingredients, so you’ll save money making your own homemade chocolate syrup!

Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe

We love this homemade chocolate syrup recipe for 2 reasons:

  1. I know it’s all natural.
  2. It saves money!

Need I say more? I always have sugar (or the all-natural zero calorie sugar we recommend), vanilla and cocoa powder on hand… so we can always make this homemade chocolate syrup recipe, and if you keep a semi-stocked pantry, you probably can too!

This recipe for chocolate syrup is easy and fun! We love making it with kids, it’s a fun kitchen chemistry lesson!

Make your chocolate sauce homemade and save some money!

Homemade Chocolate Syrup Recipe

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make sugar free chocolate syrup at home.

From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card. You’ll find a nutrition label, several low calorie recipes to use the low calorie chocolate syrup in and more in the sections below.

Chocolate sauce recipes are easy to make, in this article we will show you how to make my fat free chocolate sauce recipe with only 3 ingredients.

Read through these helpful sections for great resources, or skip ahead to the recipe card.

Here’s what you’ll find in this article:

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in my email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this homemade chocolate syrup to Pintrest so it is safely stored for you.

Below you will find everything you need to make your own homemade chocolate sauce, great for making chocolate milk, drizzling over ice cream or pancakes… even in your homemade coffee recipes!

Below you will find everything you need to make homemade chocolate syrup.

Shopping List for Chocolate Syrup

You likely have all the ingredients to make chocolate syrup already… but if you don’t, we wanted to give you a quick shopping list so you can pick up, or order the ingredients (links included).

And we do recommend cutting the sugar with All natural zero calorie sugar, but regular white or raw sugar works great too!

homemade chocolate syrup

Shopping List for Low Calorie Chocolate Syrup:

Now that you have your chocolate syrup ingredients, let’s get on to how to make chocolate syrup.

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this low calorie chocolate sauce recipe you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for this sugar free chocolate sauce recipe can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Click the links to add chocolate sauce ingredients to your cart… or screen shot the list to your phone.

How to Make Chocolate Syrup

Recipes for chocolate sauce are extremely easy. In this section we will outline a basic guide before getting onto the printable recipe card.

To make chocolate syrup homemade all you need is a pot and a whisk, nothing out of the ordinary.

homemade chocolate syrup

How to Make Chocolate Syrup:

  1. Combine the cocoa powder, sugar, water, and salt in a pot.
  2. Heat the pot and cook until thick.
  3. Add in vanilla and serve.

More defined directions below, along with the ingredients and a how to video below!

Chocolate syrup homemade is so simple even a novice cook can make it!

Recipe for Chocolate Syrup

This homemade recipe chocolate syrup has been a reader favorite on the Lose Weight By Eating website for a very long time. Below you will find the shiny new printable recipe card.

When making recipes chocolate sauce, be sure to use the exact measurements just as you would in baking… you wouldn’t want your homemade chocolate sauce too runny.

homemade chocolate syrup

Homemade Chocolate Syrup (SUGAR-FREE)

Lose Weight By Eating
This homemade chocolate syrup recipe has only 3 ingredients (not including water and salt) and can be whipped up in a flash!
You can make this recipe for chocolate syrup with the kids as a cooking lesson. Just have them add all the ingredients before you place the pot on the stove. It's a fun activity and a delicious homemade chocolate sauce.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course topping
Cuisine American
Servings 32 servings
Calories 6 kcal



  • In a medium saucepan heat the water, sugar, cocoa powder and salt on medium-low.
  • Whisk often to avoid burning. When the chocolate syrup gets thick, about 10 minutes it’s done.
  • Remove from heat, whisk in vanilla.
  • This recipe makes 2 cups of homemade chocolate syrup. Store in mason jars, in the fridge for up to 7 days.



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Serving: 1tablespoonCalories: 6kcalCarbohydrates: 1.5gProtein: 0.5gFat: 0.4gSaturated Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgPotassium: 68mgFiber: 0.8gSugar: 0.1gCalcium: 3mgIron: 0mg
Keyword dessert, topping
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

This homemade chocolate syrup recipe is easy and delicious. In the next section we will supply you with some healthy recipes with chocolate syrup so you can enjoy this recipe chocolate syrup without guilt.

Now that you know how to make chocolate syrup, let’s start using it!

Below you will find healthy recipes with chocolate syrup…

Recipes with Chocolate Syrup

In this section we will share our healthy recipes with chocolate syrup so you can use the homemade chocolate syrup recipe without blowing your diet.

Obviously, people think chocolate sauce + ice cream… but there are so many more ways to use this recipe for chocolate syrup!

You can click the links below to be brought to the page in which the recipe chocolate sauce resides… often you will find several recipes with chocolate sauce on one page.

Double Chocolate Oatmeal
Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie
peanut butter banana smoothie

Nutrition and Calories in Homemade Chocolate Syrup

The nutrition is based off 1 serving (1 tablespoon) of the homage chocolate syrup recipe above.

Important Note: As a reminder, at Lose Weight By Eating it is our goal to make you healthier, all-natural versions of your favorite recipes… not all will be “diet worthy” depending on the diet you are on. But they will be healthier versions to help curb your cravings.

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  7. Was just wondering Will the cocoa powder not have any preservatives, artificial additions etc?

  8. I always thought using sugar was “bad”, especially when trying to lose weight. I have lately started baking with honey, trying to go the natural sweetener route.

  9. What kind of cocoa powder did you use? I have hersheys for baking but I tend not to like it in syrups and sauces. I haven’t been able to find a good cocoa powder!

  10. Good question, they are the same.

    Thank you SO MUCH for sharing my story and recipes, I’m so glad you enjoy them so much!! Have you found the Lose Weight By Eating Facebook page? It’s a fun group and you can invite your friends there as well for weekly weight loss competitions and weight loss tips along with my recipes, of course 🙂


  11. Hey quick question, is it unsweetened cocao powder or just regular cocao powder. Love your blog, been following you for a while i been telling friends and family about your great recipes and waters! 🙂

  12. I was skeptical if I’d like this as well (even knowing there’s bad things about Hershey’s) But I made it anyways just to see. IT IS AWESOME! I thought it might be too thin at first, but its not. I let it sit overnight in the fridge, just tried it, and now I’m trying to figure out what else I can put it on:)

  13. Just made this to be used for breakfast tommorow to try out the double chocolate oatmeal. Let me just say oh my goodness I could just eat this by itself spoonful after spoonful (not that I will). Although I did see your note previously saying splenda is chemicals not to use I have it in the home cant bring myself to throw it away just money sake (I will not be buying it again I assure you). Any who substituted half the sugar for the splenda and it still came out great. Thanks for the recipe.

  14. I just made this and am so happy. I absolutely loved it with a little almond milk. I only crave chocolate a certain time of the month and I was dying for something chocolate and this hit the spot. Their is no way this will last a month, because my husband and kids love it just as much as I do. Thank you.

  15. I say try it, I don’t know how it will turn out but I can’t imagine it will be bad. I know you can also get maple sugar at health food stores and that would be my best guess on a substitute that would be close in consistency.

    I hope that helps, PLEASE let me know what you think I am really curious 🙂


  16. Hi.
    I was just wondering if I could use a syrupy sweetener like rice syrup or agave. Do you think that would work? we try really hard to stay away from the white stuff:)
    Thanks for all your work and recipes.

  17. I made this to go with the smoothie and I think it will be used for a LOT more things than just a smoothie! Haha! It is delicious!! And I love your blog, the healthier the better right? 😀
    Thanks so much!

  18. Splenda is chemicals, I highly recommend you go to your pantry and throw it all out, or donate it to a food bank. Try out Stevia in the Raw, it is all natural and just like Splenda no sugar. I use it when I bake for my diabetic father. I don’t know how it will come out but try making the Chocolate Syrup with Stevia in the Raw, maybe make a 1/2 batch the first time.

    **Please let me know how it comes out, you may help out another reader.**

    If it does not work make it to the recipe but add some water in so that you get MORE and the sugar content per tbsp will be less. At the very least it will be all natural vs the nasty Hershey’s chemical filled stuff.

    I am VERY passionate about these fake sugars and how bad they are for you. I understand that you have a special circumstance but please try to get rid of the fake nasty stuff and go all natural, you will see the weight will melt away. And that goes for diet sodas and “sugar free” processed (boxed) foods. If you and your hubby lose weight his diabetes may go away too 🙂

    Here is a post where I talk about Stevia and Sugar, I think you might find it interesting:


  19. do you think that if I sub’d splenda for the sugar that it would turn out the same? The reason is that my husband is diabetic and he uses Hershey’s syrup on everything! If I could make a sugar free alternative that tasted even better that would be wonderful!

  20. Thank you so much Dawn! Your kind words made my day!!! This blog has been a labor of love and I am so happy to see people who appreciate it so much!

    The pizza is to die for, I hope you love it too! I brag that I can make 3 pizzas for under $5 🙂

    If you have any requests or questions send me a comment.

    Happy Cooking!

  21. You are a genius! This approach to nutrition is so rational and seems very do-able, I love it! I started with the chocolate syrup last night and it is perfect in my coffee this morning 🙂 I’m thinking your pizza crust is next and I can’t wait. You have given me just the inspiration I needed to make some common sense, healthy changes for myself and my family~~Thank you!!

  22. Hi Rick,

    Yeah, thickening agents GROSS!! Also in some Ice Creams and some Yogurts (not Greek).

    Thanks for reading, you can “follow” my blog and will get a recipe a day. Also coming up Cheesy Pretzel Dogs and Boston Cream Pie Parfaits YUM YUM!

    Happy Cooking,

  23. Wow, a thickening agent? Who knew! 🙂 This is a cool recipe, though. I’m clipping it to Evernote and looking forward to your mocha cappuccino in the future. Keep up the good work!

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