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

Homemade Chocolate Sauce

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
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.


  • 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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