Hot Chocolate Sauce

Hot Chocolate Sauce Recipe

A soda fountain mainstay, this classic hot chocolate sauce can be dribbled over sundaes, whirred into malteds, mixed into Black Cows (you do know what that is, don’t you?), slathered over bananas, and more, including heaped on a scoop of plain ole vanilla ice cream. We recommend you keep a stash on hand at all times for just such emergencies. The alternative is just too disappointing.–Renee Schettler Rossi

LC Chocolate Sauce Sensation Note

Though this chocolate sauce recipe isn’t much more difficult or time-consuming than grabbing a squeeze bottle or unscrewing a jar, the chocolate flavor is far more complex than what you’ll find in any goopy, saccharin, chemical-laden, store-bought rendition. Go ahead. Try them. And then try this. See for yourself. Pretty sensational, eh?

Hot Chocolate Sauce Recipe

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  • 10 M
  • 10 M
  • Makes about 1 1/2 cups


  • About 6 squares unsweetened chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream, warmed
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  • 1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl set above a saucepan of simmering water — don’t let the water touch the bowl. Alternatively, melt it in the microwave on medium in short 30-second bursts, stirring in between, until melted, about 2 minutes total.
  • 2. Stir the hot cream and the sugar into the chocolate and mix well.
  • 3. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature.
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