Easy Homemade Chocolate Sauce Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Homemade Chocolate Sauce Recipe
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Easy Homemade Chocolate Sauce
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  • READY IN 20 mins

Easy Homemade Chocolate Sauce

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"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!"

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Original recipe makes 1 -1/2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    20 mins


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 08, 2013

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 keeper in my book.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 04, 2013

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 milk content, however easy to make from store cupboard ingredients .

May 24, 2013

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 economical! I follow the recipe exactly, but only simmer for about 3 minutes, and it is thick enough. Perfect amount of chocolate and sweetness.

Feb 09, 2014

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 concerned about calories, so I'll probably continue to use Sue's, but this was quite good.

Jul 23, 2013

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 could as soon as it came to a simmer. I doubt I cooked this for more than 4 minutes and it is really a bit thicker than I would prefer. I am already thinking of dark chocolate powder and perhaps less flour for the next time. Thanks, Chef John!

Nov 09, 2014

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 was thick and I didn't want to scorch it. Still turned out great!

Aug 14, 2014

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!

Jul 09, 2013

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 made 1/2 recipe and only simmered for at most 2 minutes. After the milk began to boil, I turned it down to low or 3 on my stove for about a minute whisking and then on off and continued to whisk another 30 seconds to 1 minute instead of turning the stove to medium-high. I have found over cooking stuff like this can cause grittiness or other issues. Although, this tasted fine it honestly reminded me much more of chocolate gravy from this site than the rich, thick, and creamy chocolate dessert toppings I have made.


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

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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