Recipe: Silky Chocolate Sauce

Silky Chocolate Sauce, Courtesy:
Silky Chocolate Sauce, Courtesy:

This chocolate sauce is so easy! You don’t need a double boiler or a candy thermometer. I really like that you use the heat from the warmed heavy cream to melt the chocolate. That way, you won’t burn the chocolate, like I did once when I melted chocolate for a fondue party I hosted! This sauce is recommended for use as an ice cream topping, but I suggest getting creative and topping your favorite fruits as well, such as bananas, strawberries, and apples. You know you want to!

1 2/3 cups heavy cream
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
3 ounces milk chocolate, finely chopped


  1. In a small saucepan, heat the cream over medium heat until very hot, just below a simmer.
  2. Put the dark and milk chocolates into a medium bowl.
  3. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and shake the bowl to settle it; let stand 2 minutes.
  4. With a small whisk, starting in the center of the bowl, whisk in small circles, working your way outward, until the chocolate is completely melted and the sauce is smooth.
  5. Use warm or at room temperature.
  6. Store the leftover sauce in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
  7. The sauce can be warmed over low heat in a saucepan before using.

Food Mingle Blog Alternatives and Substitutions:

  • I chuckled when I read step 6 – leftover chocolate sauce? Not in my house!
  • I know I have at least one pastry chef friend out there – anything to add? (You all know that baking is not my forte!)

Yield: Approximately 2 1/2 cups sauce

Source:, courtesy of Marcela Valladolid, Show: The Kitchen, Episode: The Kitchen on Ice



2 thoughts on “Recipe: Silky Chocolate Sauce

  1. artandkitchen November 7, 2014 / 12:08 am

    Hi Nancy, it’s a really simple recipe, but it looks so beautiful and colorful!
    Love your amazing photo!


    • Nancy at Food Mingle Blog November 7, 2014 / 5:42 pm

      Hi – thanks so much – I am glad that you like the photo and the recipe. Isn’t that a great photo? I can’t take credit for it though – it is from the site. Thanks so much for your comment!


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