Strawberry Chocolate SimpleSyrup
Recipe type: Dessert
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups diced strawberries
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup of sugar (add up to a full cup of sugar if you wish - I don't like my simple syrups overly sweet)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • ¾ tsp ground cardamom
  • ¾ tsp cocoa powder
Instructions
  1. in a saucepan over medium heat combine strawberries, water and sugar and bring to a boil
  2. once boiling add in mint, vanilla and caradmom and stir to combine
  3. add in cocoa and continue to stir
  4. allow the mixture to simmer for about 15 minutes or until it is reduced by about ½
  5. remove from heat and strain mixture through a fine sieve (if you're just going to use as an ice cream topper, you can skip this step)
  6. store syrup in a sealed container in the fridge and use as needed. I've been told it will keep for months but mine never lasts that long!
Recipe by Eyes Bigger Than My Stomach at http://www.melissahartfiel.com/2014/06/16/strawberry-chocolate-syrup/