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Even Better {Recipe: Creamy Chocolate Pancake Syrup}

“Oh, dear me!” Those were the first words that escaped my lips when I first tasted this creamy chocolate pancake syrup. Then I took another spoon full and continued to sing praises of joyous things unto the world. This. Is. Good. Period.

When I took Chef Brad’s awesome recipe for Buttermilk Syrup and turned it into Creamy Eggnog Syrup, I thought that was the best it could get. Both of those recipes are seriously to die for. Last meal? Give me a bowl of either of those syrups and a spoon and I’ll be a very happy camper (minus the fact that it was my last meal, but that’s beside the point). However, dear friends, I may have taken this syrup to the brink of amazing.

So, you know those mornings when you wake up at 6:30am with an immediate chocolate craving? Well, I had one of those intense cravings yesterday morning and decided to do something about it, with pancakes. No, I didn’t want to make chocolate pancakes, although I do love those. Looking in my fridge, deciding what to make, I remembered we had some chocolate milk and then I thought… “What would happen if I added chocolate milk instead of eggnog to that delicious pancake syrup?” Which, is exactly what I did.

Now, friends… you don’t use some wimpy, lite, low cal, non-fat kind of chocolate milk for this recipe. I recommend the full fat, in a glass bottle, prepared chocolate milk…the kind that leaves a permanent milk mustache on your top lip. The gooooood stuff. I mean, really, if you are eating chocolate for breakfast, you shouldn’t be concerned about calories, right? Of course, unless you want your thighs clapping together when you walk, I wouldn’t recommend eating this syrup every day. If you want to live in a complete and total state of bliss and start your morning off in the most indulgent of ways, then sure… every day is just fine! Go for it!

Either way, make this. Love it. Eat it. Enjoy it. When they say “eat dessert first” I’m pretty sure they meant first thing in the morning. This creamy chocolate pancake syrup is the next, best thing.

Oh, and when you ask your 6 year old to help slowly pour the syrup so you can get an action shot, remember, they don’t know what slow means and will simply “dump” the syrup. Don’t worry though… no chocolate syrup was wasted during this photo shoot. We promptly proceeded to lick it clean.

Creamy Chocolate Pancake Syrup

Creamy Chocolate Pancake Syrup

An indulgent, delicious, creamy chocolate syrup for your pancakes, waffles or ice cream.


  • 1 stick butter
  • 3/4 cup commercially prepared chocolate milk (full-fat version)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. In a large pan (make sure it is large, this syrup will grow when you add the vanilla and soda), place the butter, chocolate milk, and sugar. Bring to a boil, stirring continuously.
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla and soda (it will foam)
  3. Serve over hot pancakes or waffles. Enjoy!
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  1. I LOVE that you used this photo for this post. It’s perfect and so authentic. The syrup sounds like it would be perfect too :)

  2. This just made my whole morning Kristen! Can’t wait to try it :)

  3. This looks so decadent. I bet the smell was incredible, too. I LOVE that she dumped it. I absolutely adore that she dumped it. I have so been there.

  4. I’ll take any excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast!

  5. Love the picture! And I’m pretty confident that I’d love that syrup, too! :)

  6. That last photograph is awesome, Kristen. This sauce has me completely spellbound!

  7. Amazing!! What a breakfast treat!

  8. Move over maple there is a new syrup at the breakfast table! This is amazing!

    • Syrup is the best partner for pancakes. It is really sweet and from having the taste of sweetness, it will give the satisfaction of the food you love especially in the morning where you need more to sugar to be energized.

  9. Oh my goodness. Chocolate pancake syrup?? Yes, please!! And I totally agree with your interpretation of “eat dessert first” :)

  10. Pat Wogan says:

    Yummy, I bet it would taste good over ice cream, too!

  11. I love love love that last shot :) Including the kidlets is making memories!!!

  12. Oh my gosh. This is dangerous. There’s no way I can resist this. Chocolate and I go way back, it would be wrong to neglect letting it meet syrup like this. Thanks, Kristen!

  13. This looks amazing!!! Makes me excited for pancake month ;) and I love that last photo!

  14. where oh where did you get that cute little pitcher for the syrup?

  15. Oh me, oh my! That certainly looks to die for! I’m so glad to hear that no chocolate syrup was wasted. slurp, slurp

  16. Oh, Kristen, I so wish that I had chocolate milk in my refrigerator right now…maybe this will be our 1st day of summer break breakfast next week. Can. Not. Wait.!! :)

  17. Oh yeah… I think I will be considered mom of the year if I make this for my boys… marking it for the next time we do pancakes! (love the story behind that action shot!)

  18. that looks great and seriously you post this on the day I decide I am going to get back to clean eating for the month!! guess i will make it july 1st or really more like june 10th when I forgot I was on the wagon!

  19. Wow, that sounds heavenly!! I’m all for eating dessert first!

  20. you are SO bad for my hips!!! LOVE this!


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