Friday, April 20, 2012

Simple Homemade Chocolate Sauce

Homemade Chocolate Sauce recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

I wanted something similar to Hershey's syrup; something that I could use to make an occasional chocolate milk treat for my boys and use as an ice cream topping. Over the past few years, I've made numerous chocolate sauces. Complicated cream sauces and basic melted chocolate sauces and yet, none of them were quite what I was hoping to make.

I ran across this recipe the other day and bookmarked it to try next. This is exactly the chocolate sauce what I wanted! This sauce is not overly sweet and it is smooth and rich in flavor. This is better than the Hershey's syrup that I remember. I am excited to have this in the refrigerator now and I can hardly wait to make a treat with it after dinner tonight!

Simple Homemade Chocolate Sauce
recipe slightly adapted from Liberal Simplicity
(printable recipe)

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 cup cold water
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

In a cold saucepan, whisk together the cocoa and the sugar until all lumps are removed. Add the salt and the water and bring to a boil over medium to medium high heat. Reduce to a simmer; stirring constantly. Simmer for about 30 seconds and then remove from heat. Let cool and then add vanilla. Pour into a glass jar and refrigerate until needed.

Recipe makes 14oz and can easily be doubled if desired.



Homemade Chocolate Sauce recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
 

20 comments:

  1. Mmmm...it's always so surprising how good homemade chocolate sauce tastes. Especially if you are comparing it to Hershey's, which is good, but nothing like homemade. I love that this uses the cocoa powder and has some kosher salt. Will have to try this!

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  2. Love that first picture! Fantastic shot!! I love a good homemade chocolate sauce, this one looks perfect!

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  3. It looks and sounds delicious. I like it especially since you say it's not overly sweet. A must try. And a great photo!

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  4. PERFECT! I too have been looking for something to replace the HFCS laden chocolate syrups my husband loves to make chocolate milk with :)

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  5. Great recipe. Hershey's syrup has to be imported here and it costs a truckload. Now I'll make my own, thanks to you!

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  6. Oh I love it! I'm bookmarking this recipe and sending it to my older sister. She loves ice cream with chocolate sauce. Thank you for sharing. I hope you are having a wonderful week. Your pictures are simply drool-worthy!

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  7. Drooling! This chocolate sauce looks fantastic. Your photos are incredible too!

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  8. I love chocolate sauce and ice cream. This looks wonderful.

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  9. Yum to the max. Yes, I was once a Valley Girl in the good ol' 80's. In case you were wondering.

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  10. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe!

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  11. What a great recipe. Thank you for sharing it with us all.

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  12. Mouth candy and eye candy at the same time.

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  13. This looks perfectly simple, I can't wait to try it!

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  14. You are going to make me make ice cream at 7 in the morning, aren't you?

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  15. I'm all over this, choco-holic that I am!

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  16. This looks AWESOME!! How long do you suppose this will last?

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    1. I'd be fine with keeping it for at least a month. Ours has never lasted that long though!

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  17. Looks fabulous! Pinning :)

    Lori
    Whoneedsacape.com
    Not Your Average Super Moms!

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  18. I wonder how it would be in a glass of cold milk??? I think Ill try that lol.

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