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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tasty Tuesday: Chocolate Syrup

When Anthony had strep throat a few weeks ago and the penicillin wasn't working, they switched his medicine to a different antibiotic that he would have to take for two weeks. After several days of having to hold him down and force the penicillin down his throat, I was not looking forward to having to give him another medicine for two weeks. The pharmacist said that this one didn't taste as bad that it was OK going down it just had a bad aftertaste. She suggested giving him something sweet to drink with it and since juice would burn his sore throat she suggested flavored milk. Here is the recipe I used to make chocolate sauce and make him chocolate milk. (Note: he loved getting the chocolate milk as a treat after his medicine and drank the medicine with no problems, the other kids enjoyed it too!)

1C unsweetened cocoa powder
2 C sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1C cold water
1 T vanilla
Combine cocoa and sugar then add water and salt and mix well. cook over medium heat bringing it to a boil then remove from heat. When cool add vanilla. Enjoy!

Tastes just like Hershey's Syrup.
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