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!

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
Author Christine Mello


  • 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


  • 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.


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


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 136IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg