Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Chocolate Syrup Recipe

If you are gluten free and dairy free, this dairy free chocolate syrup recipe is just what you need. This thickened mixture has a very similar texture as dairy chocolate syrup. Your desserts will appear as if they do contain dairy. A friend of mine tasted it, and said, “It tastes like Hershey’s Syrup. I’d never know.” Enjoy!


Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Chocolate Syrup Recipe


Yield: Makes 6 ounces - 3/4 cup

Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Chocolate Syrup Recipe

A creamy and thick gluten free dairy free chocolate syrup recipe you'll use for many recipes.


  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar*
  • 1/2 cup + 2 Tablespoons gluten free cocoa powder (not Dutch Processed)
  • Scant 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1 capsule gluten free Twinlab Vitamin C, optional as a preservative and adds tang/lemony flavor)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure/gluten free vanilla extract


  1. Add sugar and water to a small saucepan. Heat over medium heat until sugar melts.
  2. While sugar and water is heating, in small bowl or cup, whisk together the cocoa powder, xanthan gum, and if using, Vitamin C.
  3. Whisk dry mixture into warm sugar water/simple syrup. Heat, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth.
  4. Add vanilla and briefly whisk.
  5. Cook longer to thicken and add a little water and sugar, if desired, to thin.
  6. Pour into a glass container such as canning jar, cover and keep refrigerated. Use on ice cream, other desserts, and to plate desserts.


*You can substitute granulated sugar for agave syrup.

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