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Rich and velvety smooth, this cocoa powder based sauce served hot or cold, adds the right finishing touch to any ice cream sundae or dessert.

10 Minute Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Creamy rich and velvety smooth, this cocoa powder based 10 Minute Homemade Chocolate Sauce adds the right finishing touch to any ice cream sundae. Served hot or cold, this old family recipe chocolate sauce will have your dessert lovers begging for more!

Rich and velvety smooth, this cocoa powder based sauce served hot or cold, adds the right finishing touch to any ice cream sundae or dessert.

Folks, this is the real deal. Homemade Chocolate Sauce made the old fashioned way with butter and cocoa. This sauce is rich and smooth, with none of the grainy texture that some other recipes have. Try it on ice cream, cake or as a fruit dip! Enjoy!

stick of butter melting in a saucepan

Butter makes everything better! I used unsalted butter for this recipe.

chocolate sauce in a saucepan

The chocolate sauce is best eaten warm. Hot fudge anyone? It will thicken as it cools but you should still be able to pour it on your ice cream right from the fridge.

Rich and velvety smooth, this cocoa powder based sauce served hot or cold, adds the right finishing touch to any ice cream sundae or dessert.

Dress the sauce up or down. Make it fancy by adding walnuts and chocolate sprinkles! YUM!

If you love ice cream, you might enjoy these frozen desserts:

Rich and velvety smooth, this cocoa powder based sauce served hot or cold, adds the right finishing touch to any ice cream sundae or dessert.

Reasons to love this Homemade Chocolate Sauce recipe:

  • It is easy to make and ready to eat in about 20 minutes!
  • Family-friendly recipe – kids love it!
  • Budget -friendly and leftovers can be stored in the refrigerator for 7 days
  • Recipe can be easily doubled or tripled depending on your needs

Rich and velvety smooth, this cocoa powder based sauce served hot or cold, adds the right finishing touch to any ice cream sundae or dessert.

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Helpful Tools and Ingredients:

  • Long Handled Measuring Spoons – similar to what I use, these long handled spoons are great for reaching into slim spice jars when measuring. Accurate and high quality too!
  • High Quality Ice Cream Scoop – I found these after searching for a scoop that would not break after a few uses. Different sizes are great for scooping  ice cream, muffins and cookies.
Creamy rich and velvety smooth, this cocoa powder based chocolate sauce adds the right finishing touch to any ice cream sundae. Served hot or cold, this old family recipe chocolate sauce will have your dessert lovers begging for more!
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Rich Creamy Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Rich and velvety smooth, this cocoa powder based sauce served hot or cold, adds the right finishing touch to any ice cream sundae or dessert.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 107kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup half and half or evaporated milk
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a small bowl, mix cocoa powder and sugar. Set aside.
  • In a heavy saucepan, heat milk, butter and corn syrup over medium heat until butter is melted.
  • Over medium heat, whisk 1/2 of the dry ingredients into the milk mixture until smooth. Repeat with the remaining 1/2 of the dry ingredients.
  • Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, stirring constantly for 1-1/2 minutes.
  • Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the vanilla.
  • Serve warm or store in refrigerator in a tightly covered container for up to 7 days.

NOTES

For this recipe I used regular half and half and dark cocoa powder.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
Rich Creamy Homemade Chocolate Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 tablespoons)
Calories 107 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 24mg1%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 136IU3%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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10 Minute Homemade Chocolate Sauce - cocoa powder based sauce served hot or cold, adds the right finishing touch to any ice cream sundae or dessert.

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