Single-Serving Chocolate Sauce

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While I love chocolate sauce, I rarely want to buy a bottle of it because it tends to sit in my fridge for weeks. Not only is this Single-Serving Chocolate Sauce better than store-bought, but it also makes just enough for one serving. Enjoy on ice cream, over pancakes, or as a fruit dip. This also goes well over my Single Serving Brownies, and Single Serving Angel Food Cake. You really can’t go wrong with chocolate sauce. Enjoy!

White ramekin of chocolate sauce with a small whisk in it, sitting on a bamboo cutting board with marble backdrop

Single Serving Chocolate Sauce

Yield: 1/4 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Better than store-bough, this rich chocolate sauce is perfect when you need chocolate sauce but don't want to have a big container of chocolate sauce sitting around in your fridge.


  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a small saucepan, whisk cocoa and sugar together. Then add water and salt, mixing thoroughly until no lumps remain.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat then reduce to a simmer. Simmer, stirring constantly, for about 30 seconds until mixture thickens slightly.
  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  4. Serve hot or store in a glass jar in the refrigerator.


Can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 238Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 2gSugar: 50gProtein: 2g

If you made this recipe, I’d love to hear about it! Please leave a review or a comment letting me know how things turned out. Happy baking!

Hello! I'm Nichole and I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I have a bachelor's degree in Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science and a master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics. I love cooking, baking and anything food related. I look forward to teaching you more about food and sharing my favorite recipes with you. Enjoy!

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