Go Back
+ servings
A person pulling a spoon out of a small jar filled with homemade chocolate sauce.

Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Dessert
Keyword: chocolate, homemade chocolate sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 216kcal
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.
Print Recipe


  • Double-broiler, or pot of simmering water with another metal pot


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder Hershey's is good
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


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



The sauce can be stored in the fridge in a jar with a lid (or container with a lid) for up to 2 weeks.  It will harden somewhat, however, when chilled.  To loosen it, simply let it sit out at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours, or place it in the microwave and hit "Defrost" for about 30 seconds.
The sauce can be reheated in a pan on the stove over very low heat, or kept warm in a small slow-cooker, or nuked in the microwave for about 30 seconds. 


Calories: 216kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: -20g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 396IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg