I meant to post this a few weeks ago, but better late than never, right?
For a while, I have wanted to find a good chocolate syrup recipe, but the ones I’d see use honey, and I was worried they’d be too thick if I refrigerated them. But a couple weeks ago, my friend had us over to dinner and she made homemade ice cream, homemade chocolate syrup, and homemade whipped cream. Sooo yum! Anyhow, when I got home, I searched for the recipe she used on-line. I found one at penniesonaplatter.com. I didn’t remember her using the pinch of salt, but I figured it was worth a try. It was delicious!!! I used a little less sugar than the original recipe (1-3/4 cups). It is richer (to me) than store-bought syrup, and I can use less of it in my milk to make REALLY chocolaty milk (if you’ve seen my mug brownie entry, you know I take my chocolate seriously). It is also terrific on ice cream. I don’t think I’ll ever buy chocolate syrup again.
UPDATE 8-5-2013: Yesterday, I wanted to make another batch, but I didn’t want to have to search my posts, so I just Googled a recipe. The recipe said to use a small saucepan, so, not remembering how much it boils, I did. Big mistake! You need at least a 2-quart saucepan unless you want a big old mess on your range top. Lesson learned and remembered for next time. However, this recipe used even less sugar: 1-1/2 cups. It is richer, in a dark chocolate sort of way. So, if you like your chocolate dark, you may want to try that.