Combine cocoa, water, maple syrup and salt in a small saucepan and bring to boil – stirring frequently to incorporate and prevent burning. Once it starts to boil, reduce heat and simmer for one minute, stirring often. Be careful not to burn. (If you do not have responsive burners, you may want to remove from heat source momentarily and return.)
After one minute, remove from heat and add vanilla. Allow to cool and then store in the refrigerator. The syrup will thicken as it cools but should still be thin enough to squeeze out of a bottle (like for ketchup, etc.) .
This can be used for just about anything – chocolate milk, drizzle over raspberries (my personal favorite,) or as an ice cream condiment. Enjoy knowing that is is made with healthy ingredients!!
Mothers Secret Recipes of Comfort Food & Culinary Inspiration from an Organic and Allergen-free Approach