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Quick & Easy Chocolate Sauce

Mom made this chocolate sauce recipe to drizzle on cake, and we like it over ice cream, too. —Janice Miller, Creston, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/4 cups


  • 12 ounces (2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar


  • In a small heavy saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 2 minutes.
  • Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Warm gently before serving.

Quick & Easy Chocolate Sauce Tips

What is the difference between chocolate sauce and syrup?

The difference between chocolate sauce and syrup is that chocolate sauce is made with heavy cream and sugar and is often thicker than chocolate syrup, which is typically made with corn syrup.

How long does homemade chocolate sauce last?

Homemade chocolate sauce will last in the fridge in a tightly sealed jar for up to 2 weeks.

What should I use this homemade chocolate sauce for?

There are many things chocolate sauce can be used for! Drizzle it on top of peanut butter pie, spoon it over pancakes and use it as a topping for ice cream. Even better yet...when that chocolate craving hits, treat yourself to a spoonful right out of the jar! Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 169 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • JMartinelli13
    Mar 5, 2019

    Three ingredients, one pan, and in no time at all you have a lovely, delicious sauce that's great for pouring over ice cream, drizzling on frozen bananas. It would be great with angel food cake and strawberries. It's also great by the spoonful, straight from the fridge ;)

  • kglattierre
    Oct 23, 2016

    Don't have a review, but want to know how to reheat this sauce once it's been refrigerated.

  • gld2bmom
    Aug 12, 2016

    Delicious! Literally, so quick and easy to make! I served this ganache-like sauce over vanilla ice cream - yum!!