Recipe: Chocolate Sauce

A chocolate sauce is a classic staple that everyone should have in their arsenal.

ICE’s Culinary Arts and Pastry & Baking Arts students make this warm chocolate sauce recipe from ICE Director of Pastry & Baking Arts Nick Malgieri to serve with profiteroles, but this easy and delicious sauce is great whenever a dessert needs a touch of something rich and creamy on top. It goes perfectly with ice creams and frozen desserts as well as soufflés or any warm desserts.


  • 1/2 pint heavy cream
  • 3 ounces granulated sugar
  • 3 fluid ounces light corn syrup
  • 12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • Pinch of salt 2 teaspoons vanilla extract or strong liquor such as rum or brandy


  1. Combine the cream, sugar and corn syrup in a saucepan and place on low heat. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate and shake pan to submerge the chocolate in hot liquid.
  2. Let stand for 3 minutes, or until the chocolate has melted, then whisk until smooth. Whisk in salt and vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Store the sauce in a tightly covered jar in the refrigerator up to a week. Reheat over simmering water before serving.

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