Ten Minute Chocolate Sauce

Quick.  Easy.  Rich.  Smooth.

This chocolate sauce is going to win you friends.  Lots of them.

Bring a jar of this as a hostess gift to your next dinner party and you’re sure to be invited back.


If you want something to make your valentine swoon, and you aren’t a confident baker, this sauce is for you.  It will elevate literally ANYTHING to the “out of this world” realm.  Serve this with a bowl of fresh strawberries and you’ve got dessert.

My favorite way to indulge?  By the spoonful.

If I’m feeling civilized, which is a rarity, I pour it onto a scoop of my creamy coffee ice-cream (dairy-free of course!).

Many years ago I worked at a catering company and we made this luscious sauce by the gallon for our DIY sundae bars.  People went crazy for the stuff and I always wondered if they would be nearly as impressed if they found out how easy it was to make!  I’ve had to adapt the recipe a bit for my son’s allergies, but it’s every bit as decadent and delicious.

Treat yourself or someone you love and MAKE THIS.  It will be the most rewarding 10 minutes you’ve spent in your kitchen in a long time.

Oh, and once you’ve made it, promise yourself to never buy store-bought again.  Cross your heart…..

Ten Minute Chocolate Sauce

  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips  (Enjoy Life makes a corn-free/dairy-free variety)
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup leftover brewed coffee
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract (use Frontier brand or homemade if you need to avoid corn)

→  Combine all ingredients except vanilla extract in a medium sized  saucepan over medium-low heat.  Stir slowly with a whisk to combine, allowing all ingredients to melt and incorporate.

→  Increase the heat to medium and allow the mixture to come to a simmer while stirring frequently.  Allow the mixture to simmer and bubble for 2-3 minutes and then remove from heat.  Let stand for a few minutes and then stir in vanilla extract.

→  Pour into a glass jar or container and store in refrigerator.  *** The sauce will look quite thin when you first pour it into the jar, but it will thicken after it cools in the fridge.  When chilled the sauce will remain thick and pourable right out of the refrigerator, or you can warm it a bit before serving.

19 thoughts on “Ten Minute Chocolate Sauce

  1. Awesome & perfectly timed! I will make this and use it for my Mom’s cake this weekend! Thanks Terris. I had Cindy & Kitty over for granola from your recipe and Cindy wanted the recipe, so I turned her on to your blog!

    Mmmmm, chocolate sauce…

  2. Ohhhhhhhhhhh…. I’m drooling like this chocolate sauce! I’m now allowing my kids to have chocolate sauce yet and therefore I can’t really eat with chocolate sauce in front of them….maybe it’s almost time for them to have this on top of ice cream so that “I” can eat too. Looks easy enough for me to make it. Keeping the recipe for sure. Thanks Terris! I love your photos…I bet everyone drooled! =D

  3. Love the ingredients pictures – so colorful and nicely shot. I think even I could make this sauce – looks delicious and easy!

  4. Love the versatility of this choco sauce. Poured over pancakes, ice cream, fresh fruits or even just a spoonful after dinner, dessert at its finest. Thanks for sharing!

  5. You are a genius to be able to make choc sauce in 10 minutes!:)
    Oh my, it’s truly Valentine’s mood now as everywhere I go, erm, I meant every blog I hop, I see some choc-related stuffs 😉

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    • Since there isn’t any dairy in this sauce, I keep it refrigerated for 2-3 weeks with no problems. It doesn’t usually hang around for any longer than that because I live with a bunch of chocoholics!

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