Make your own liqueur. Store it for at least a month, then enjoy.
Keyword cocoa, sugar, vanilla bean, vodka
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Aging Time 30days
Total Time 30days20minutes
1 1/2cupsgranulated sugar
Mix sugar, water, and cocoa in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, just until sugar and cocoa are completely dissolved. Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
Pour into a clean 2-quart glass container. Stir in vodka and vanilla bean. Cover tightly; keep in a cool, dark place for 14 days, shaking container thoroughly every 2 days.
Strain liqueur through a moist paper coffee filter into a clean glass container. Straining will take a couple of hours as residue is very thick. Change filter halfway through. If residue remains, strain again immediately.
Cover tightly; let liqueur age in cool, dark place at least 1 month.
If you don’t really want the alcohol, but want the chocolatey flavor, you can substitute chocolate syrup.
Nutritional values listed may vary from final results depending on actual measurements and brands used to prepare the recipe.