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Chocolate sauce recipe (without cream)

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We had one of those days recently, where you just want to eat everything in sight. My 5-year-old REALLY wanted a chocolate sundae, like the kind she’d enjoyed at a family meal recently. I did NOT want to head out, and so I experimented and this chocolate sauce recipe, one that does not require cream, was born!

It takes just a few minutes to make, is delicious over a vast array of desserts and snacks, and is a real crowd pleaser. Best of all, if you happen to have leftovers, it’ll keep for at least 3 days in the fridge in a glass jar. No faff or prep time required!

If you DO want to make a more decadent sauce then why not try my salted caramel sauce? It would work perfect with this sauce on ice cream too!

A red Le Creuset dish with vanilla ice cream covered in chocolate sauce. There is a pot of chocolate sauce in the background with a metal spoon in it and the backdrop is blue and gold

Ingredients for chocolate sauce:

150ml of water

50g cocoa powder

60g caster sugar

Optional extra – any leftover Easter, Christmas or Halloween chocolate. It’ll help to make the sauce a little thicker, but is absolutely optional and not a requirement at all!

Flapjacks, decorated with white chocolate icing, on a cooling rack, and text overlay that says how to make perfect individual snacks

Method for chocolate sauce:

Measure out your ingredients in a saucepan.

Heat over a low-medium heat for 2-3 minutes until fully combined.

That’s it!

Serve and enjoy.

It is SUCH an easy recipe I know. I like to sometimes add a little leftover chocolate of my daughters, to make it a little richer and creamier, but even with just the cocoa powder, sugar and water it works really well and is a real hit with my family!

A chocolate ripple cheesecake with one piece missing

Want to make a thicker version?

Cream cheese would be a fantastic addition if you’re looking to make a dipping sauce, or something that is ideal for spreading on crackers or even toast – yum!

Sauce looking a little too thin for you?

Just simmer it for another minute or two on the hob and it’ll thicken up slightly.

3 ingredient mug cake in a mug

Looking for some lovely recipes to serve this with?

How to make chocolate sauce without cream:

Chocolate sauce (without cream)

A delicious chocolate sauce that is super simple, frugal and takes just a few minutes from start to finish!

Course Sauce
Cuisine British
Keyword chocolate
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 105 kcal

Ingredients

  • 150 ml of water
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 60 g caster sugar

Instructions

  1. Heat over a low-medium heat for 2-3 minutes until fully combined.
  2. That’s it!
  3. Serve and enjoy.

Note: All calorie information is for demonstration purposes only and is based on the specific uncooked ingredients that I used when creating the recipe.

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A red Le Creuset dish with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce. There is a pot of chocolate sauce in the background with a metal spoon in it and the backdrop is blue and gold
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