5 Tulip Products You Can Turn Into a Chocolate Syrup for Pancakes

Tulip Chocolate

Love having pancakes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner? We do too! Up your breakfast game with something special - homemade chocolate syrup. It’s so easy to make your own chocolate syrup for pancakes, ice cream, or any dessert item that you want to create. Or, if you are already running a bakery or F&B business, you can produce a signature chocolate syrup which you can sell along with your other baked goods.   

Throughout this article, Tulip will give you some steps to make chocolate syrup for pancakes and other dessert items you wish. We also have some of our product recommendations you can use to make some delicious chocolate syrup.

How to Make Your Own Chocolate Syrup

This recipe will tell you how to make a chocolate syrup that tastes rich and smooth. This delicious chocolate syrup goes extremely well with pancakes, waffles, cakes, and various desserts, perfect for a homemade sweet treat or culinary businesses.


  • 86 g Tulip cocoa powder (Burgundy, Bordeaux, or Noir)

  • 200 g sugar

  • 240 ml water

  • ½ tsp salt

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • 2 tbsp butter


  1. Prepare a saucepan and insert all of the ingredients except butter.

  2. Stir the mixture with a spatula on low heat until it’s well combined.

  3. Add the butter and mix until you have a smooth consistency.

  4. When finished, remove from heat and put the chocolate syrup in a glass jar.

  5. Store the chocolate syrup in the fridge for at least an hour before serving.

Troubleshooting Your Homemade Chocolate Syrup

If you're not used to making your own homemade chocolate syrup, you may make mistakes here and there, causing some problems. In this part, Tulip will address some of the most common issues people encounter when cooking their homemade chocolate syrup.

1. The Syrup Is Too Runny

The first problem you might encounter is a runny syrup. A runny chocolate syrup will slide off of the pancakes and make them feel soggy. So, you should definitely avoid making your syrup too runny. But don't worry if you have this problem; here's how you can fix this. Mix one tablespoon of cornstarch and a small amount of water in a small bowl to make a slurry. Then, mix it with your chocolate syrup and stir until well combined. Repeat this until you achieve the perfect consistency.

2. The Syrup Is Too Thick

On the opposite side, your syrup can also be too thick to pour. Of course, this will make it unpleasant to see and consume. So, if your chocolate syrup is too thick, try mixing in more butter. To do this, pour your syrup into a bowl or pan, then add one tablespoon of melted butter and stir. Repeat this until you reach your desired consistency. Avoid adding more water to the syrup because the wrong amount of moisture can cause your syrup to feel gritty or grainy.

3. The Syrup Feels Gritty

Ideally, your homemade chocolate syrup should have a smooth consistency. However, don't worry if it feels gritty; we have some tips for you to fix it!

First, there's a chance the chocolate powder, sugar, and water weren't properly combined. This is usually caused by not stirring enough during the cooking process. If you think this may be the issue, pour the syrup back into a pan. Then, mix it on low heat until you get a perfect consistency.

Second, the gritty feeling may have been caused by your chocolate seizing, which means the dry particles of the chocolate are clumped up together. Technically, adding water to chocolate will cause it to seize, but the right amount of water can create a smooth and pleasant texture. So, to fix this issue, pour your gritty chocolate syrup into a bowl. Add one tablespoon of boiling water at a time and stir vigorously until the mixture is smooth.

5 Tulip Product Recommendations to Make Chocolate Syrup

You can choose from various Tulip products to make a chocolate syrup that caters to your needs. Here are the Tulip products we recommend for you:

1. Tulip Burgundy Cocoa Powder

Our first recommendation is Tulip Burgundy Cocoa Powder. It has a deep reddish-brown color like Burgundy wine and contains 10-12% cocoa fat content. This Tulip Burgundy Cocoa Powder is the best choice for a light chocolate syrup taste.

2. Tulip Bordeaux Cocoa Powder

If you don’t have a sweet tooth, you can use Tulip Bordeaux Cocoa Powder. With 22-24% cocoa fat, this cocoa powder will give you a rich chocolate taste. 

3. Tulip Dark Chocolate Filling

Besides cocoa powder, you can opt to use this chocolate paste to turn into chocolate syrup. The method is simple. You just need to heat the Tulip Dark Chocolate Filling until it reaches the desired consistency. Then, you can drizzle it on top of your pancake.

Read also: How To Use Dark Chocolate for Baking

4. Tulip Hazel Delight

Another chocolate paste you can use is Tulip Hazel Delight. This hazelnut chocolate product has a smooth, creamy texture that is perfect for cake and bread filling. Same as how you would use Tulip Dark Chocolate Filling, you can also melt this to turn it into nutty, delicious chocolate syrup.

5. Tulip Sciroppi Chocolate Syrup (Ready-to-Use Product)

Are you looking for a foolproof chocolate syrup? You can try Tulip Sciroppi Chocolate Syrup which requires no preparation at all. Simply squeeze the bottle and serve your piping hot pancakes with this chocolate syrup.

For a more decadent treat, add a scoop of your favorite ice cream and drizzle the chocolate syrup on top, and you have a mighty tasty dessert that’s fuss-free.

You can find more Tulip products by checking out our website. Feel free to check the large selection of our products, starting from dark compound and couverture chocolates, chocolate filling, chocolate truffle shells, to chocolate chips that can be used for your future cake and bakery creations.

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