Made-From-Scratch Chocolate Sauce

Made-From-Scratch Chocolate Sauce
Recipe #CS01

A homemade chocolate sauce can add a gourmet touch to almost any dessert. This particular recipe is simple, easy, and delicious.

Things you'll need

Small/medium saucepan (A nice saucepan is a handy addition to any kitchen. Here is a great article on how to pick out an excellent saucepan.
Wood or metal stirring spoon (remember you shouldn't use metal utensils with non-stick cookware)
Glass jar or other storage container


  • 1/2 Cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup water
  • 2 t vanilla
  • Pinch of salt


  1. In your saucepan, whisk cocoa and sugar until blended.
  2. Continue mixing and add water and salt until well blended.
  3. Cook over medium heat, bring to a slow boil. Stir continuously to avoid scalding. Boil until sauce begins to thicken.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  5. Add vanilla.
  6. Pour into airtight container for storage. Keep refrigerated.


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