Easy Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Easy Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Chef John 21702

"If you are a regular buyer of store-bought chocolate sauce, and didn't realize how easy it is to make your own at home, then I hope you give this recipe a try. Enjoy!"


20 m servings 108 cals
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Original recipe yields 10 servings



  • Calories:
  • 108 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 3.5 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 49 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place sugar, flour, and cocoa powder into a bowl. Whisk together to remove lumps.
  2. Heat milk, butter, and vanilla extract in a saucepan over medium heat until butter melts.
  3. Whisk dry ingredients into the milk mixture a little at a time. Increase heat to medium-high until mixture comes to a simmer. Cook, stirring constantly, for 6 minutes. After 6 minutes, turn off heat. Whisk in a pinch of salt.
  4. Pour hot over ice cream or store in airtight containers in the refrigerator.
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  1. 19 Ratings


I loved this chocolate sauce....deep, rich fudgy flavor and a beautiful, silky texture. It was thick enough to coat a spoon and then some! Being also quick and simple to put together, makes it a...

I don't usually rate recipes, but felt this one was rated too low. I've made it several times, and refill my 'Smucker's Sundae Syrup' bottle. No one knows the difference, and it is a lot more ec...

nice flavour, not too sweet, needed more milk for a pouring consistency. Slightly gelatinous texture, one of my kids disliked. Not the best sauce I've had, sauce tended to form a skin due to mil...

I usually make Sue's Hot Fudge Sauce, but decided to try this one tonight. I'm torn because I like Sue's is better, yet it calls for 1/2 cup butter and this one only uses 2 TBS. I'm not concerne...

The flavor is wonderful, rich and chocolately but if I had followed the instructions I would have had a loose pudding. I never brought the heat higher than medium-low and reduced it as low as I...

Just made this sauce and love it! SO easy, had all ingredients in pantry! Rich chocolate taste, creamy, only thing I changed was simmering time. Took it from 6 minutes down to about 4 because it...

Just made this tonight and it turned out pretty good. I must admit that I think that will add a little more sugar next time. Delicious!

I made this after seeing it under the new reviews and really craving chocolate. I read the reviews first and one person that makes it all the time said it only needed 3 minutes of simmering. I m...

Very easy to make and it reminded me of my Grandmother's homemade chocolate sauce. This is definitely a keeper.