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 Easy S’more Bars. 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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