This easy chocolate sauce recipe is so simple and quick to make. In this case, Cocoa powder, sugar, cream or milk, and vanilla extract is all you need.
Can be served either hot or cold. Poured on puddings, drizzled over ice creams, pancakes and cakes or why not dip fruit into it.
This homemade runny chocolate syrup will stays liquid when warm or cool. It doesn't set and or go hard so can be made ahead if needed.
Continue reading this blog post for all the ins and outs of making this chocolate sauce. Of course you can use the below to jump straight to what you want to know.
Ingredients for Chocolate Sauce
You do not need to have chocolate in the house to make a chocolate sauce.
This quick easy recipe uses cocoa powder, sugar, cream (or milk) and vanilla extract. Making an amazing sauce ready to serve immediately.
The pictures you see in this post, uses single cream. As can be seen, this makes a nice thick glossy chocolate sauce.
If you wanted a runny less fudgy sauce use milk instead.
Of course, if you wanted it thicker, substitute the single cream for double cream.
Check out, the double cream chocolate sauce used on our chocolate chip brownies! The extra fat content makes for a delicious chocolate fudge sauce.
Vanilla extract is optional, you can use no flavour, or other flavourings instead?
Orange flavouring is one of our favourite's, just like Terry's Chocolate Orange!
There are so many options for what to serve this chocolate sauce with!
Why not use it as a dip for marshmallows, strawberries, bananas or churros.
Serve hot poured over ice cream or cold as part of an icecream sundae.
Perfect sauce for pouring over profiteroles
Or why not have a breakfast treat serving up with strawberries on our Easy English Pancakes, equally good with waffles.
Drizzle chocolate syrup over any desserts like our Edible Cookie Dough.
Or a slice of banana cake, recipe linked from June at Simple Tasty Good.
How to store?
This homemade chocolate fudge sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Check the date of the cream or milk used for how long it can be stored for. It will be the same date.
Is chocolate sauce freezeable?
You can freeze it for up to a month, as most cream products do it will change the texture of the sauce.
Once defrosted, make sure to give the sauce a really good whisk up to get the fat incorporated back into the liquid.
📖 Step by Step Recipe
Easy Chocolate Sauce
- 3 tbsp Cocoa Powder (20g)
- 150 grams Caster Sugar
- 150 ml Double Cream or Single Cream Milk can be used instead for a thinner sauce
- ½ tsp Vanilla Extract optional
- Add cream (or milk) to a saucepan on low heat, add vanilla extract (or other flavour if using)
- Add sugar
- Use a sieve to add cocoa powder in
- Use a whisk to combine the ingredient together and increase heat to medium
- Continue to heat for 5 minutes, stirring regularly.
- Serve straight away or leave to cool and keep in the fridge to use when wanted.
- Can be served cold or reheated when next used.