Easy Homemade Chocolate Sauce


Easy to make chocolate sauce. If you are a regular buyer of store-bought chocolate sauce and didn't realize how simple it is to make your own at home, then I hope you give this recipe a try. Pour hot over ice cream or cool and store in airtight containers in the refrigerator.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
1 1/2 cups


  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 ¼ cups milk

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract, or more to taste

  • 1 tiny pinch salt


  1. Place sugar, cocoa powder, and flour into a bowl. Whisk together to remove lumps.

  2. Heat milk, butter, and vanilla extract in a saucepan over medium heat until butter melts.

  3. Whisk dry ingredients into the milk mixture a little at a time. Increase heat to medium-high until mixture comes to a simmer. Cook, stirring constantly, for 6 minutes, then turn off the heat. Whisk in a pinch of salt.

    mid angle, looking at a bowl of vanilla ice cream being topped with homemade chocolate sauce
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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

108 Calories
4g Fat
20g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 108
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 49mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 5%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 114mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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