Easy Homemade Chocolate Sauce


  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, or more to taste
  • 1 tiny pinch salt


Place sugar, flour, and cocoa powder into a bowl. Whisk together to remove lumps.

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Heat milk, butter, and vanilla extract in a saucepan over medium heat until butter melts.

Whisk dry ingredients into the milk mixture a little at a time. Increase heat to medium-high until mixture comes to a simmer. Cook, stirring constantly, for 6 minutes. After 6 minutes, turn off heat. Whisk in a pinch of salt.

Pour hot over ice cream or store in airtight containers in the refrigerator.