Yield
8 servings (serving size: about 1 tablespoon)

Homemade chocolate sauce has a lovely silkiness, and we offer three variations in addition to this basic recipe. It's wonderful drizzled over low-fat vanilla ice cream or angel food cake, or use it as a dipper with fresh fruit. Be sure to use a high-quality chocolate for the best results.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove from heat. Stir in chocolate chips; let stand 1 minute.

Step 2

Cook over medium heat 1 minute or until sauce is smooth and slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Remove pan from heat; stir in vanilla.

Step 3

Orange-Chocolate Variation: Combine 2 (5 x 1–inch) strips orange rind, milk, sugar, and salt; bring to a boil, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove pan from heat; cover and let stand 10 minutes. Strain milk mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl. Discard solids. Return milk mixture to pan. Add cocoa; proceed with recipe from step

Step 4

Mint-Chocolate Variation: Combine 8 sliced mint leaves, milk, sugar, and salt; bring to a boil, stirring constantly with a whisk. Remove pan from heat; cover and let stand 10 minutes. Strain milk mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl. Discard solids. Add cocoa; proceed with recipe from step

Step 5

Mexican Chocolate Variation: Add 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon to milk mixture. Add 1 teaspoon instant espresso granules with chocolate chips.

Ratings & Reviews

ChefKiki's Review

thetuckers
September 22, 2013
So quick and yummy! I make this all the time to serve over vanilla ice cream.

FishyFish4's Review

ChefKiki
May 19, 2013
Amazingly easy and delish!

thetuckers's Review

carolfitz
October 03, 2009
Very smooth, dark chocolatey sauce. I liked it because it didn't harden once poured over the cold ice cream like some of the other sauces I've tried. I wish they would have given some info on how long this can be kept in the fridge. It would make a nice homemade gift, but I would want to let the recipient know how long they can keep it. This will be my go-to recipe for chocolate sauce.

carolfitz's Review

FishyFish4
February 22, 2009
Made the Mexican variation to serve with Sunset's Chocolate Waffles. Very nice, smooth sauce. Use sparingly.