If you are a regular buyer of store-bought chocolate sauce, and didn't realize how easy it is to make your own at home, then I hope you give this recipe a try. Enjoy!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
1 -1/2 cups
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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

  • 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. After 6 minutes, turn off heat. Whisk in a pinch of salt.

  • Pour hot over ice cream or store in airtight containers in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

108 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 19.7g 6% DV; fat 3.5g 5% DV; cholesterol 8.5mg 3% DV; sodium 49.2mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2013
I don't usually rate recipes, but felt this one was rated too low. I've made it several times, and refill my 'Smucker's Sundae Syrup' bottle. No one knows the difference, and it is a lot more economical! I follow the recipe exactly, but only simmer for about 3 minutes, and it is thick enough. Perfect amount of chocolate and sweetness. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2013
nice flavour, not too sweet, needed more milk for a pouring consistency. Slightly gelatinous texture, one of my kids disliked. Not the best sauce I've had, sauce tended to form a skin due to milk content, however easy to make from store cupboard ingredients . Read More
(21)
110 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 78
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2013
I don't usually rate recipes, but felt this one was rated too low. I've made it several times, and refill my 'Smucker's Sundae Syrup' bottle. No one knows the difference, and it is a lot more economical! I follow the recipe exactly, but only simmer for about 3 minutes, and it is thick enough. Perfect amount of chocolate and sweetness. Read More
(49)
Rating: 5 stars
07/08/2013
I loved this chocolate sauce....deep, rich fudgy flavor and a beautiful, silky texture. It was thick enough to coat a spoon and then some! Being also quick and simple to put together, makes it a keeper in my book. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/04/2013
nice flavour, not too sweet, needed more milk for a pouring consistency. Slightly gelatinous texture, one of my kids disliked. Not the best sauce I've had, sauce tended to form a skin due to milk content, however easy to make from store cupboard ingredients . Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2013
The flavor is wonderful rich and chocolately but if I had followed the instructions I would have had a loose pudding. I never brought the heat higher than medium-low and reduced it as low as I could as soon as it came to a simmer. I doubt I cooked this for more than 4 minutes and it is really a bit thicker than I would prefer. I am already thinking of dark chocolate powder and perhaps less flour for the next time. Thanks Chef John! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2014
I usually make Sue's Hot Fudge Sauce but decided to try this one tonight. I'm torn because I like Sue's is better yet it calls for 1/2 cup butter and this one only uses 2 TBS. I'm not concerned about calories so I'll probably continue to use Sue's but this was quite good. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2014
Just made this sauce and love it! SO easy had all ingredients in pantry! Rich chocolate taste creamy only thing I changed was simmering time. Took it from 6 minutes down to about 4 because it was thick and I didn't want to scorch it. Still turned out great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2016
I let the sauce cool down a few minutes before adding the vanilla extract at the end. High heat destroys some of the subtle vanilla flavors. I LOVE this sauce, heated about 25 seconds in the microwave, over Vanilla Ice Cream - Blue Bell, of course! Add a small handful of toasted pecans, very lightly salted and roughly chopped, and you have a Hot Chocolate Pecan Sundae that's to die for! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2014
Very easy to make and it reminded me of my Grandmother's homemade chocolate sauce. This is definitely a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/14/2014
Just made this tonight and it turned out pretty good. I must admit that I think that will add a little more sugar next time. Delicious! Read More
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