Need a chocolate fix? Here you go.
1 cup water
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 cup sugar OR brown rice syrup
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
In a large saucepan, bring water, cocoa, sugar (or syrup) and salt to a boil. Boil for 1 to 2 minutes, whisking continuously to avoid boil over. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Sauce will thicken as it cools. Refrigerate and use to make chocolate 'milk' or as a topping for desserts.
Note: If you prefer a thicker chocolate syrup, try adding a bit of cornstarch to the mixture.