Homemade Chocolate sauce from scratch is smooth, creamy and down right dreamy! It will fix those chocolate cravings and leave you wanting more!Jump to Recipe
Ingredients for Homemade Chocolate Topping
This Homemade Chocolate Topping from scratch is so easy to make.
You will need heavy cream which makes the chocolate sauce rich and creamy.
Then you will add some butter, a pinch of salt, vanilla and powdered sugar to keep it sweet!
Chocolate is the most important ingredient. You can use chocolate chips, baking chocolate or melting chocolate. You can use semi-sweet or milk chocolate. If I use chocolate chips I use milk chocolate but if I use baking chocolate I use semi sweet.
I either use chocolate chips ( I love Ghirardelli) or Bakers melting chocolate!
Making Homemade Chocolate Sauce
In a medium sized saucepan, over medium heat, you will just add all of the ingredients. Whisk the ingredients together until the butter and chocolate is melted and smooth.
The Perfect Chocolate Flavor
The chocolate combined with heavy cream and powdered sugar give it a perfect sweet chocolate taste, unlike some other chocolate sauces that use cocoa powder and tend to be a little more dark chocolate tasting.
This chocolate sauce is out of this world amazing and I know you will love it! For a chocolate lovers dessert, bake my Easy Homemade Brownies, top with vanilla ice cream and this Chocolate Sauce!
Chocolate Sauce for Everything
This chocolate topping is perfect on ice cream sundaes, brownie sundaes, drizzled on baked goods and is delicious as a dip for fruit. If you are a sweet eater and love chocolate you will love this chocolate sauce and will want to eat it on everything!
Homemade Chocolate Topping is smooth, creamy and down right dreamy! It will fix those chocolate cravings and leave you wanting more! Hope you enjoy!
For the best brownie sundae known to man, make my Easy Homemade Brownies and top them off with vanilla ice cream and this warm chocolate sauce!
Also try my delicious Candy Cane Sauce that is amazing and perfect for ice cream or my Raspberry Sauce!
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Homemade Chocolate Sauce
- 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 4 oz. semi-sweet melting chocolate, or 3/4 cup chocolate chips see notes
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt (optional)
- Put all of your ingredients in a saucepan. Over medium heat, whisk/stir until butter and chocolate are melted and ingredients are completely combined and smooth.
- Serve over ice cream, brownies, cheesecake or any sweet treat! This sauce will thicken after it cools a little bit!
- This will store in the fridge for 2-3 weeks. Just reheat on the stove when ready to serve.
Would you be able to freeze the sauce in small mason jars and then just let it defrost in the counter or fridge? Thx
Hi CJ! The recipe has heavy whipping cream in it which doesn’t always freeze well. The sauce may separate when it defrosts but you can try it…. it won’t make you sick, the texture just may be off a bit! 🙂