Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Like just about everything, when you make something from scratch, with quality, fresh ingredients, you’ll always end up with a better product than something you’d pick up at the grocery store.  This Homemade Chocolate Sauce is certainly no exception.  Easily double this recipe, keep for up to a week, or freeze what you don’t use for later use.   Really great.  Serve warm or at room temperature.  And on ice cream?  Forget about it!

Homemade Chocolate Sauce

This homemade chocolate sauce is easy, and is so delicious. You'll never want the bottled stuff again. Not too sweet, but super chocolaty, and divinely delicious.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword chocolate
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 82 kcal
Author Adapted from Bruce Weinstein


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder Hershey's is good
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Melt butter and chocolate together in a double boiler, or in a large metal bowl set over a pan of simmering water.
  2. Combine the sugar and cocoa in another bowl and then stir in the heavy cream, mixing until a thick paste forms.
  3. Stir the chocolate paste into the melted chocolate and butter.
  4. Cook the mixture over simmering water for 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Whisk in the vanilla.
  6. Serve warm or room temperature.


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