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Chocolate Sauce for Ice Cream Topping

Homemade Chocolate Sauce Ice Cream Topping
Homemade Chocolate Sauce Ice Cream Topping
Dress up that boring ice cream with a homemade chocolate sauce ice cream topping!

This recipe for homemade chocolate sauce is so fast to fix you will never turn to that jarred stuff again.

I have used it in recipes that called for jarred chocolate sauce with great success! Found on, it is quick and easy–and makes  a great ice cream topping served warm over ice cream!

Homemade Chocolate Sauce Ice Cream Topping

Chocolate Sauce for Ice Cream Topping

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 4 minutes

Serving Size: 4-6

Chocolate Sauce for Ice Cream Topping


This is a keeper! Use it in place of jarred chocolate sauce in all of your recipes!


  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2-2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1/4 Cup Water (more or less)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


  1. Combine Sugar, Cocoa, and Salt in small saucepan.
  2. Add enough water to thin it just enough for stirring.
  3. Add Butter to cocoa mixture.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
  5. Allow to boil for 1 minute, stirring.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Add Vanilla Extract.
  8. Serve warm over ice cream.

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