When I was growing up, homemade chocolate syrup was a constant presence at family gatherings, whether they be birthday parties, Easter, Mother's Day, Christmas, or whatever. Who needs an excuse for chocolate syrup, anyways? And it nearly always topped homemade vanilla ice cream. Talk about decadent!
There are some people in my extended family who would even admit to eating spoonfuls of it straight. Not that I would ever be guilty of such a thing. Never.
1 stick of butter
1 cup sugar
3 heaping T. baking cocoa
5 oz can evaporated milk (or heavy cream)
pinch of salt
1 t. vanilla
Melt butter in a saucepan. Sift sugar and cocoa together and then add to the butter. Pour in milk and pinch of salt. Stir constantly until it boils for about 3 minutes. (It can take awhile to come to a boil...be patient!) Remove from heat and add vanilla.
Serve warm over ice cream or even biscuits, if you dare (you can call it chocolate gravy!)
Store leftovers in refrigerator.