Quick & Easy Chocolate Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


2-1/4 cups

Updated: Nov. 04, 2023
Mom made this chocolate sauce recipe to drizzle on cake, and we like it over ice cream, too. —Janice Miller, Creston, Iowa
Quick & Easy Chocolate Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 12 ounces (2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar


  1. In a small heavy saucepan, combine all ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 2 minutes.
  2. Store in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Warm gently before serving.

Quick & Easy Chocolate Sauce Tips

What is the difference between chocolate sauce and syrup?

The difference between chocolate sauce and syrup is that chocolate sauce is made with heavy cream and sugar and is often thicker than chocolate syrup, which is typically made with corn syrup.

How long does homemade chocolate sauce last?

Homemade chocolate sauce will last in the fridge in a tightly sealed jar for up to 2 weeks.

What should I use this homemade chocolate sauce for?

There are many things chocolate sauce can be used for! Drizzle it on top of peanut butter pie, spoon it over pancakes and use it as a topping for ice cream. Even better yet...when that chocolate craving hits, treat yourself to a spoonful right out of the jar! Research contributed by Mark Neufang, Taste of Home Culinary Assistant

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 169 calories, 11g fat (6g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.