Dairy-Free Chocolate Sauce


This fat-free sauce is the essence of chocolate. Add a spoonful to hot rice milk for a dairy-free cocoa treat.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
3/4 cup


  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Mix cocoa powder and salt together in a bowl.

  2. Bring water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Stir in cocoa mixture slowly. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

  3. Pour sauce into a storage container and leave to cool, uncovered, until thickened. Place container on an ice pack for faster cooling. Cover and store in the refrigerator.

Cook's Note:

The extract should contain only real vanilla and alcohol. Avoid extracts with corn syrup, fillers, or additives. Try mint or orange extracts for a flavor boost!

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

89 Calories
1g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 89
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 100mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 147mg 3%

* 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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