With chocolate sauce everyone automatically thinks that chocolate is necessary in the recipe. That it works differently and why Cocoa powder is much better, I'll show you with this recipe.
Just like Chocolate ice cream you reach the maximum possible chocolate taste with pure cocoa powder. Because, if you look at it closely, chocolate is simply cocoa powder that has been provided with further additives. So why take this detour when you can buy pure chocolate essence the same way.
Please make sure that you use pure cocoa powder, which can also be used for Baking and no powder for chocolate drinks, which contain far less cocoa and are already sugared.
If you miss the milky taste in this recipe, I have another tip for you below. But please try this recipe first, because it might surprise you.
Ingredients for the chocolate sauce
- 125 ml water
- 90 g sugar
- 1 pinch of salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla sugar
- 40 g cocoa powder
- Simmer water, sugar, salt and vanilla sugar for 5 minutes on the stove.
- Then remove the pot from the heat and sieve the cocoa powder into the sugar solution while stirring.
- Simmer again for 5 minutes and stir continuously.
- Either use the chocolate sauce immediately or pour it into a screw-top container while still hot.
- The sauce will keep for at least 1 week in the refrigerator. When it has cooled down, it will thicken a little more.
Who would like a milky taste in his chocolate sauce, he can't Water in the recipe also with replace 50 ml cream and 75 ml milk. However, the shelf life is then very limited and the sauce should be consumed within a few days.
I think you already have a lot of ideas yourself how to use the chocolate sauce. But here's some food for thought.
- Ice cream and here in particular milk ice cream varieties such as Vanilla Ice Cream
- Roast beef (use a little less sugar here)
Variations of the chocolate sauce
There are some variations, which provide some variety depending on the desired use.
- Chili for some spice
- Cardamom for an Asian touch
- Cinnamon in the cold season
- Cognac or rum, if you like it more alcoholic