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Chocolate simple syrup being poured into a small glass jar, sitting on a grey napkin on a reversed metal tin pan.

Chocolate Simple Syrup

  • Author: Alejandra | The Littlest Crumb
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This chocolate simple syrup is the best simple syrup to use in any type of drink, coffee, cocktail or even on cake. It’s perfect for any fall or winter drinks such as chocolate cocktails, hot chocolate, or chocolate lattes.


  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¾ cup water
  • ½ cup sugar



  • Storage: Store this syrup in an airtight container in the fridge for up to several weeks.
  • Syrup vs Sauce: This chocolate simple syrup is not quite the same as a chocolate sauce. See the blog post for more information.
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 13 minutes
  • Category: Simple Syrup
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 tbsp
  • Calories: 39
  • Sugar: 8.3g
  • Sodium: 0mg
  • Fat: 0.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 0g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.3g
  • Fiber: 0.3g
  • Protein: 0.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: simple syrup, cocktail syrup, drink syrup, chocolate syrup