recipe

A chocolate sauce that instantly hardens when it’s poured over ice cream? That's a treat with a party-worthy presentation.

safety
  • Uses the microwave
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 10 minutes, plus cooling time
yield
  • Makes ¾ cup sauce (enough for 8 servings of ice cream)

Prepare Ingredients

¾ cup
bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
⅓ cup
refined coconut oil
1 teaspoon
cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon
vanilla extract
Pinch
salt

Gather Cooking Equipment

Medium microwave-safe bowl
Whisk
1
 
¾ cup
bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips
⅓ cup
refined coconut oil

In medium microwave-safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil. Heat in microwave at 50 percent power for 1 minute. Stop microwave and whisk mixture to combine.

 
2
 

Heat in microwave at 50 percent power until melted, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove bowl from microwave.

 
3
 
1 teaspoon
cocoa powder
¼ teaspoon
vanilla extract
Pinch
salt

Add cocoa, vanilla, and salt and whisk until well combined.

 
4
 

Let cool completely, about 30 minutes, before using. (Chocolate sauce can be stored at room temperature in airtight container for 2 months. Before using, microwave at 50 percent power, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.)