Apr 18, 2013

DIY: Homemade Chocolate Sauce

It's no secret that I like to make things from scratch.  I like the challenge and I love knowing exactly what's in the things that we are eating.  I make pizza sauce, bagels, Oreo cookies (faux-reos), hamburger buns, chicken nuggets...all from scratch on a regular basis.

I'm not sure why it took me so long to share this really simple chocolate sauce with you.  (Okay, so maybe I burned the first batch and was discouraged.)  It's just cocoa powder, sugar, water, salt, and vanilla.  Nothing else!  It takes just minutes to put together and it's truly delicious.

To this day, my favorite way to enjoy chocolate sauce is over plain old vanilla ice cream.  I like when the ice cream melts down a little bit and I can stir everything together in my bowl and basically make a chocolate milkshake.  Yum.

While it's great on ice cream, it's perfect for chocolate milk, too.  Or brownie sundaes.  Or drizzled over strawberries.

Homemade Chocolate Sauce
Printable Version

1 ¼ cups granulated sugar
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup water
¼ tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract

1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar and cocoa powder until well combined and fairly smooth. 2. Set the pan over medium-high heat and add the water and salt. Bring to a boil, whisking often. Once the mixture has reached a boil, turn the heat to low and continue to simmer for about 5 minutes, whisking occasionally.
3. Once the mixture has thickened, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Allow to cool to room temperature and then store in the refrigerator. Turn the heat to medium-high and stir in the water and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Once it has reached a boil, reduce heat to low and continue to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, allowing the mixture to thicken. Once the mixture has thickened remove the pan from the heat and let cool for 5 minutes. Stir in the vanilla. Store in the refrigerator.

originally from 52 Kitchen Adventures, as seen on Sunny Side Up and Annie's Eats


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Marla Jan Hossenlopp said...

Perfect I loved this sauce on the brownie & vanilla ice cream dessert we had at your house! I was tempted to take a full tablespoon and gobble it down!

Marla Jan Hossenlopp said...

How about Belgian waffles sliced bananas with this yummy yum sauce drizzled on top!

Rosie - Blueberry Kitchen said...

Oh yum, your chocolate sauce looks divine!

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