3-Ingredient Chocolate Sauce

Take your ice cream sundaes to the next level with this simple chocolate sauce recipe. You won’t be able to stop from licking the spoon!

Easy Chocolate Sauce Recipe

tray full of fruit, cookies,, berries, and jar of chocolate sauce

Get ready for the simplest and most delicious chocolate sauce you’ve ever made!

With just 3 ingredients, you can have it ready in just a few minutes. It’s like your own homemade hot fudge that pairs perfectly with any of your favorite desserts. 

I love serving this easy chocolate sauce over cakes, brownies, and of course a big bowl of ice cream! It’s also great served alongside fruits and cookies as a chocolate dipping sauce. 

I have to admit that whenever I make this recipe not all of it makes it into the jar! It’s just so yummy I can’t resist taking a little spoonful. 

Chocolate Sauce Recipe

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sundae with chocolate sauce on a blue gingham tea towel

Makes: 2 cups

Prep time: 1 minute

Cook time: 5 minutes

Total time: 6 minutes

Ingredients for Chocolate Sauce

ingredient shot of chocolate sauce
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup butter, unsalted

You’ll also want to have the following tools to make it easier:

Medium saucepan

Wooden Spoon

Lidded Jar

How to Make this Chocolate Sauce Recipe

  • To begin your easy chocolate sauce, grab a heavy saucepan and place it over medium heat. 
  • Add all the ingredients and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the sauce is smooth.
  • Remove the sauce from the heat and continue stirring for another minute. 
  • Let the chocolate sauce cool slightly in the pan. 
  • Once cool, pour the sauce into a jar or other container with a lid and it’s ready to serve or store!
glass jar of chocolate sauce on a blue gingham towel

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • To avoid burning, make sure that you are using a great heavy saucepan. It’ll help distribute the heat more evenly to your delicious sauce!
  • It’s so easy to add a little fun into this recipe. Try adding some peppermint extract around the holidays, some orange zest in the summer, or any of your other favorite flavors! 

How do I reheat my chocolate sauce? 

Reheating your chocolate sauce is so easy! 

All you need to do is grab a microwave-safe bowl and reheat the sauce for 30 seconds. Give it a quick stir and it should be good to go!

Storage

Fridge

This sauce is best stored in the fridge sealed in a jar or other container with an airtight lid. If kept in the fridge it will stay fresh for about a month. 

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Yield: 2 cups

Chocolate Sauce

close up shot of sundae with chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and cherry

Take your ice cream sundaes to the next level with this simple chocolate sauce recipe. You won’t be able to stop from licking the spoon!

Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup butter, unsalted

Instructions

  1. To begin your easy chocolate sauce, grab a heavy saucepan and place it over medium heat. 
  2. Add all the ingredients and stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the sauce is smooth.
  3. Remove the sauce from the heat and continue stirring for another minute. 
  4. Let the chocolate sauce cool slightly in the pan. 
  5. Once cool, pour the sauce into a jar or other container with a lid and it’s ready to serve or store!

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