Rich, smooth homemade chocolate sauce made with four simple ingredients. This chocolate sauce recipe is naturally gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan.
Homemade Chocolate Sauce
One of the many things I love about homemade chocolate sauce is that I know exactly what goes into making it. This particular chocolate sauce recipe is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and allergen friendly thanks to the Enjoy Life Foods Semi Sweet Mini Chips. It’s also the best chocolate sauce for ice cream, in my opinion.
With two kiddos in the house we are always looking to celebrate holidays, like Valentine’s Day. And what better way to celebrate then with chocolate? This chocolate sauce is not only amazing on ice cream, you can drizzle it on any dessert, or mix it into your coffee for an extra special mocha-like treat.
Difference between chocolate syrup and chocolate sauce
Chocolate syrup and chocolate sauce are two different things. Chocolate sauce is traditionally made with chocolate and cream and chocolate syrup traditionally has corn syrup added to it (and sometimes corn starch). Chocolate sauce tends to be thicker while chocolate syrup is thinner/runnier.
What thickens chocolate sauce
Traditional homemade chocolate sauce recipes call for corn syrup and corn start. Both thicken chocolate sauce. In this recipe, the combination of the chocolate morsels and the sugar help to thicken it.
Homemade chocolate sauce
This chocolate sauce recipe doesn’t use corn syrup or cornstarch. The combination of ingredients in this chocolate sauce recipe is what makes it thick. It’s not fudge sauce thick, but it’s not runny.
How to make hot fudge sauce
Hot fudge sauce is a thick chocolate sauce. To make this chocolate sauce recipe into hot fudge sauce use a heavy coconut cream, or full fat cream (if you can do dairy) in place of the dairy-free milk. It will start to thicken as soon as the cooling process begins.
How long does chocolate sauce last
This homemade chocolate sauce will last about 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Store bough chocolate sauce usually lasts 6 months. Be sure to check the label for actual shelf life and allergen information.
I like to store chocolate sauce in jars or other glass containers. This allows me to reheat them quickly in the microwave and it keeps them fresh, longer. The jars featured in this chocolate sauce recipe were purchased from Crate & Barrel.
Chocolate Sauce Ingredients
- Enjoy Life Foods Chocolate Chips
- Dairy-Free Milk (or regular milk)
- Vanilla Extract
You can leave out the vanilla extract but I think it adds more depth to the chocolate sauce.
Recipe using chocolate sauce
If you are looking for more recipes to enjoy with this chocolate sauce, I have a few recommendations:
How about some chocolate sauce on a Gluten-Free Vegan Mug Brownie Sundae
You can drizzle chocolate sauce on this No-Bake Gingerbread Cheesecake
How to make chocolate sauce
- In a small sauce pan bring sugar and dairy-free milk to a boil over low heat, stirring constantly so sugar doesn’t burn to the bottom of the pan.
- Allow to boil for one minute, continuing to stir.
- Remove pan from the heat and add in semi-sweet chocolate chips and vanilla.
- Stir until smooth.
- Bring to room temperate before serving.
- Store in a glass jar in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
- Reheat before serving.
That’s it. Easy, right? This chocolate sauce recipe only takes about 5 minutes to make, but I added in additional time for cooling. If you need a sugar free chocolate sauce, you might like this Keto Chocolate Syrup.
Looking for more recipes to drizzle this yummy chocolate sauce over? You might like to top this Gluten-Free Brownie Pudding Toffee Trifle with it.
If you make this chocolate sauce recipe, please stop back by and let me know what you thought.
For a thicker chocolate sauce, use full fat coconot milk or heavy cream instead of dairy-free milk. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. They never cost you extra.
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 31mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 1g
For a thicker chocolate sauce, use full fat coconot milk or heavy cream instead of dairy-free milk.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. They never cost you extra.