Dairy-Free Chocolate Sauce


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

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
2 cups


  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup water

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Combine cocoa powder and salt in a small bowl; set aside.

  2. Bring water and sugar to a boil in a saucepan, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Whisk in cocoa mixture slowly until incorporated. 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 let cool at room temperature, uncovered, until thickened. Cover and store in the refrigerator.


You can place the container of hot chocolate sauce on an ice pack for faster cooling.

Make sure to use extract with only real vanilla and alcohol. Avoid ones 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 16
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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