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Quick Vegan Chocolate Sauce

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This vegan chocolate sauce is not only an easy recipe but uses simple ingredients you likely have on hand. It’s a perfect topping for your next vegan ice cream night. 

Simple vegan chocolate sauce

This super easy chocolate sauce recipe uses only a handful of ingredients without any artificial flavoring that can be found in a store-bought version.

It whips up in less than 10 minutes, and you’re on your way to delicious vegan ice cream sundaes.

I love that this vegan chocolate sauce is gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, and oil-free.

You can totally use this sauce for a hot fudge sundae, but as written, it’s more of a chocolate sauce.

I would add some melted vegan chocolate chips if you want to make this more of a dairy-free hot fudge sauce.

If you want to make hot chocolate out of this, it makes a delicious cup of hot chocolate.

Just take 1/2 cup of your favorite non-dairy milk with 1 TB, or to taste of the chocolate syrup, heat, and stir, and it’s so tasty!

My son went crazy for this version of hot chocolate. 

Vegan Chocolate Sauce Recipe Q&A

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What can I use this vegan chocolate sauce for?

  • Drizzle it on your favorite desserts like; cake, pie,etc
  • Nice cream (banana ice cream)- a drizzle or mix it in to make a chocolate ice cream
  • On your favorite ice cream
  • Make it into vegan chocolate milk or hot chocolate
  • Chocolate syrup for your coffee

Can I use regular sugar for all of it?

You can use white sugar instead of the mix of brown and white sugar, but I like the complexity the brown sugar adds to the chocolate flavor.

Can I use pure maple syrup?

I’ve never tried this, but I’m sure you could; it will likely be a bit more liquidy.

Can I use water instead of non-dairy milk?

You can; it just makes it a little creamier with non-dairy milk.

Is Hershey’s sauce vegan?

If you’re looking for a store-bought version of chocolate sauce, Hershey’s chocolate sauce is vegan.

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What do you need for this vegan chocolate sauce recipe?

Check out the recipe card at the bottom of this post for the full instructions.

  • Unsweetened cocoa powder- You can use whatever your favorite unsweetened cocoa powder is.
  • Brown sugar- Brown sugar brings a different flavor profile than just all white sugar.
  • White sugar- White sugar is used to sweeten the recipe.
  • Salt- Sea salt, or whatever salt you like to use, brings the flavors out in the recipe, and it’s only a pinch of salt.
  • Vegan oat milk- You can use whichever non-dairy milk you prefer, like; coconut milk, almond milk, soy milk, rice milk, whichever milk it is, preferably a higher fat one, but any will work.
  • Vanilla extract- Pure vanilla extract gives this another flavor pop that blends nicely with the rich chocolate. You can leave this out if you want to.

How do you make vegan chocolate syrup?

Get a small saucepan and add your cocoa powder, brown sugar, white sugar, and salt; stir this until combined well and no clumps remain.

vegan chocolate sauce ingredients pre-whisked
Pre-whisked
vegan chocolate sauce dry ingredients whisked
After whisking together

Add your cold vegan milk and stir until combined well; heat the burner on high, stirring every 30 seconds or so until it starts to boil. Lower it to medium and constantly stir for about 30 seconds, then remove from the heat.

vegan chocolate sauce stirring in the liquid.
Stir in the non-dairy milk
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Cook, whisking

Add the vanilla extract, stir and set aside until cool. 

easy vegan chocolate sauce

How do you serve this homemade chocolate syrup?

This can be used anytime you need an amazing chocolate sauce. 

Whether for a vegan ice cream sundae or drizzled on a pie, this is the perfect topping for your chocolate sauce needs.

This is a pourable sauce right out of the fridge if it does thicken, which mine hasn’t, then heat it for about 20 seconds in the microwave.

How do you store homemade chocolate sauce?

This dairy-free chocolate sauce stores best in either a mason jar (glass jar) with a lid or any airtight container of choice. 

This should be placed in the fridge for storage for up to 3 weeks.

You can use this chocolate from the fridge or heat it in the microwave for 15-20 seconds if you want it hot.

Can you freeze chocolate sauce?

You can freeze it in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. 

Let defrost on the counter and then use however you want.

If it gets too thick, heat it when you need to use it for 15-20 seconds. 

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Easy Vegan Chocolate Sauce

Easy Vegan Chocolate Sauce

Yield: 1 1/4 cup
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes

This easy vegan chocolate sauce is perfect for topping with vegan ice cream, or making a glass of vegan chocolate milk, whatever your chocolate sauce needs are.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup vegan oat milk
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Get a small saucepan and add your cocoa powder, brown sugar, white sugar, and salt; stir this until combined well and no clumps remain.
  2. Add your cold vegan milk and stir until combined well; heat the burner on high, stirring every 30 seconds or so until it starts to boil, then lower it to medium and constantly stir for about 30 seconds, then remove from the heat. Add the vanilla extract, stir and set aside until cool.

Notes

See blog post for full recipe.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 61Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 19mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g

The calories are computer generated and may not be 100% accurate.

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