Chocolate Sauce

Simple chocolate sauce with four ingredients to drizzle over your favorite dessert indulgence.

This recipe for homemade chocolate sauce is a quick and easy way to create a rich and indulgent topping for a variety of desserts. Starting with a base of whole milk warmed over medium heat, the sauce becomes a creamy canvas for the flavors to meld. Unsweetened cocoa powder and white sugar are whisked into the warm milk, ensuring a smooth and lump-free texture. The heat is then reduced to allow the sauce to simmer gently for about 5 minutes, with occasional stirring to prevent any burning. This simmering process helps to deepen the chocolate flavor. The final touch is a teaspoon of vanilla extract, stirred in off the heat, adding a subtle aromatic depth. As the sauce cools, it thickens to the perfect consistency for drizzling. This homemade chocolate sauce, with its rich and velvety texture, is ideal for elevating simple desserts like ice cream, cakes, or fruit, adding a touch of decadence to each bite.


  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a small saucepan, warm the whole milk over medium heat.
  2. Once the milk is warm, whisk in the unsweetened cocoa powder and white sugar until the mixture is smooth and free of lumps.
  3. Reduce heat to low and let the sauce simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Allow the sauce to cool slightly before serving. It will thicken as it cools.
  6. Drizzle over your favorite desserts and enjoy!

Serve over your favorite indulgent dessert.