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Homemade Nesquik Syrup

Homemade Nesquik Syrup


Here’s a frugal tip sent in by Christina.

The cost of a large can of Nesquik is around $5 (depending on where you buy it). The other night we ran out, and the store didn’t have any in stock, so I came home and made chocolate syrup.

It’s even better than the powder, better ingredients, and I save money! It’s also very easy to make.


  • 1/2 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • dash of salt

Mix everything together in a small pot and then bring to a boil; stirring constantly. Let it boil for 1 minute (keep stirring) and then remove from heat. Let it cool completely and you are done!

I store it in a glass bottle in the fridge.

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  1. Spikiedee

    Sounds great. How long will it last in fridge?

  2. Kirsten

    How long does it last in the fridge?

  3. wendy

    Oh my goodness. I should have never read I banded myself from buying choco syrup because late at night I would get a choco craving and dip peanut butter in it.heehee. I thought I was safe if it wasn’t in the house. Ah oh, now I can make it. I don’t know if I should say thanks or not.haha!

  4. MelissaO

    Thank you for this! If only I could find a recipe for the Strawberry Syrup. My son is addicted.

  5. Cassie Howard

    It would probably last a few days in the fridge, at least. 🙂

  6. Lesley

    Technically, there is nothing in the ingredients that absolutely has to be refrigerated. I would guess this would have a life span of at least a couple weeks.

  7. cindy

    Thanks Cassie! What a great frugal tip. My kids…and I (LOL) LOVE chocolate milk! This is awesome.

  8. Lisa

    It also makes great ice cream topper and can be used in any recipe calling for chocolate syrup.

  9. Jen

    Know a recipe for making the Nescafe Ice one? That’s my guilty pleasure.

  10. Adrienne

    I think I’m going to try this with Splenda instead of sugar. I can’t have a lot of sugar and the sugar free chocolate milk is so hard to find, not to mention I have issues paying $5 or more for a litre of chocolate milk. Thanks for the idea!

  11. Cassie Howard

    Adrienne: I do not, but will keep my eyes peeled for one!

  12. Amie

    MelissaO – my mom makes up a strawberry one just by adding some water and a little bit of sugar or sweetner.
    Thanks Cassie! This sounds good!

  13. Karen

    This will last in the fridge for several months.

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