or better than the more expensive store bought kind. Inspired by Amy Dacyczyn's, The Complete Tightwad's Gazette. I modified it to be less sweet, more chocolate.
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
dash of salt
1 t. vanilla
Mix cocoa and water in a saucepan. Heat and stir to dissolve the cocoa. Add sugar, stir to dissolve. Boil gently for 3 minutes over medium heat. Don't let it get too hot and boil over. Add salt and vanilla. Cool, pour into clean glass jar. Yields two cups. Store in the refrigerator.
Use 1-2 tsp. per 8 oz glass of milk (or more, if you're a real chocolate-y kind of person)