Learn how easy it is to make chocolate sauce with cocoa powder, sugar and water!
When we first got married, my husband and I did everything you aren’t supposed to do as newlyweds. We moved 2,000 miles away from everyone we knew for one of us to take a new job. I suddenly found myself with a lot of free time!
I dug in to learning how to make everything in my kitchen from scratch. Chocolate sauce made with cocoa powder was one of the first homemade recipes I tried – mostly because it looked fail proof to me. We didn’t really need chocolate syrup, but now we would always have it on hand.
How to Make Chocolate Sauce with Cocoa Powder
Once we had kids making homemade chocolate sauce was a great way to save some money on making homemade chocolate milk. Then I discovered I could use it to make homemade Irish cream and my favorite dessert ever this chocolate mint brownie recipe.
The chocolate sauce is also great over homemade no churn vanilla ice cream and then topped with homemade whipped cream. Kids have a blast putting all these recipes together to create a truly homemade ice cream sundae.
Making chocolate sauce with cocoa powder requires pantry basic ingredients. The recipe calls for cocoa powder, sugar and water. Add in a little salt to bring out the sweetness and homemade vanilla extract to balance the chocolate. That’s it! The chocolate syrup is ready to go in about 5 minutes. Just let it cool to room temperature before you make your first glass of chocolate milk!
Use a canning funnel to cleanly pour the chocolate sauce in to pint sized canning jars. I store mine in the fridge out of habit, but I don’t think it’s necessary to refrigerate it.
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cold water
- 1 Tablespoon homemade vanilla extract
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.