I started making my own chocolate sacue about a decade ago to use in a few of our favorite recipes. Now that we have kids, this recipe gets a lot more use for making the coveted chocolate milk. Just a few minutes and a few ingredients will get you a homemade chocolate sauce better than any store brand.
When we first got married, my husband and I moved far away from my family for a job. I found myself with a lot of free time so I dug in to learning how to make everything in my kitchen from scratch. Chocolate sauce was one of the first homemade recipes I tried – mostly because it looked fail proof to me. It was! We didn’t really need chocolate sauce, but now we always had it on hand.
Years later the kids were old enough to have discovered chocolate milk so I got more use out of this recipe. I also started using it to make homemade Irish cream and my favorite chocolate mint brownie recipe. I also try to buy as much organic food as I can and organic chocolate sauce is pretty pricey. I can make organic chocolate sauce for a fraction of the cost at home.
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla
- In a small pan, whisk together cocoa and sugar.
- Add water and salt and stir to mix.
- Heat mixture over medium heat until boiling.
- Continue to boil until mixture thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
- Remove from heat.
- Once sauce is cooled, add vanilla and stir to combine.