Chocolate Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes

    1¾ cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
A Passion for Desserts

By Emily Luchetti

Published 2003

  • About

Chocolate sauce is always good to have on hand. It can liven up store-bought ice cream or be used as a sauce on caramel, chocolate, nut, or coffee desserts. Be sure to use bittersweet chocolate for the best flavor.


  • 1 cup heavy (whipping) cream
  • 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped


In a small saucepan, bring the cream to a low boil over medium heat, about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the chocolate, and cover the pan. Let steep for 5 minutes.

Stir the sauce until smooth. Serve as specified in the recipe.