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|Main ingredients||Cocoa powder, sugar, water|
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Chocolate syrup is a sweet, chocolate-flavored condiment. It is often used as a topping or dessert sauce for various desserts, such as ice cream, or mixed with milk to make chocolate milk or blended with milk and ice cream to make a chocolate milkshake. Chocolate syrup is sold in a variety of consistencies, ranging from a thin liquid that can be drizzled from a bottle to a thick sauce that needs to be spooned onto the dessert item.
Chocolate syrup is also used to top puddings and cakes. Some restaurants use an artistic drizzling of chocolate syrup to decorate servings of cheesecake or cake, along with other decorations such as cocoa powder, powdered sugar or chocolate shavings. Some brands of chocolate syrup are marketed as chocolate milk syrup (e.g., Nestle Quik). Other brands are marketed as ice cream sundae toppings.
A simple chocolate syrup can be made from unsweetened cocoa powder, a sweetener such as sugar and water. Recipes may also include other ingredients, such as corn syrup, malt, and flavorings like vanilla extract.
The industrial recipe contains ingredients such as:
- High fructose corn syrup
- Corn syrup
- Potassium sorbate (preservative)
- mono and diglycerides (emusilfier)
- Polysorbate 60
- Xanthan gum
- Vanillin (artificial flavoring)
Chocolate syrup was often used in black-and-white movies to simulate blood, because it was safe for the performers to swallow, easy to get out of clothing, and cheap to buy. It is also useful on black and white film for realistic density. It was used in many movies, including The Wasp Woman and Psycho.
- Fox's U-bet chocolate syrup
- Somebody's Mother's Chocolate Sauce
- Bosco Chocolate Syrup
- Hershey's Chocolate Syrup
- Culver's Chocolate Syrup
- Nestle Nesquik Chocolate Syrup
- Ganache, the melted chocolate and cream preparation
- Hot fudge, a thick chocolate sauce
- List of dessert sauces
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