Oh, hey there, sexy stream of (naturally sweetened) vegan chocolate syrup on my ice cream. How do you do?
Do I need an excuse to make chocolate syrup? I think not, hence the reason I devised a plan to make a simple, homemade, healthier version in just 7 minutes with 5 ingredients in 1 pot. Hooray!
This isn’t just any chocolate sauce. It’s naturally sweetened thanks to maple syrup (or stevia), and cocoa butter in place of dark chocolate. The result is a perfectly sweet, slightly creamy, ultra chocolatey sauce that’s so much better than storebought.
I LOVE this sauce and I hope you do, too! It’s:
& Seriously delicious
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7-minute Vegan Chocolate Syrup
- 1/2 heaping cup water
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup (plus more to taste // or sub stevia to taste)
- 1/2 heaping cup unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder
- 2 Tbsp minced cocoa butter*(or chopped vegan bittersweet/dark chocolate)
- 1 pinch sea salt
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Add water, maple syrup, cocoa powder, cocoa butter, and salt to a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Whisk to combine.
Reduce heat slightly and cook on a rolling simmer (~medium / medium-low heat) for 5 minutes until thickened, whisking occasionally. Then remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Taste and adjust flavor as needed, adding more maple syrup for sweetness, saltiness for flavor balance, or cocoa powder for more intense chocolate flavor.
Use immediately as a hot chocolate sauce, or let cool completely and then store in a jar. It will thicken slightly in the refrigerator, which you can thin by adding in 1 Tbsp (15 ml) water or dairy-free milk at a time until desired consistency is reached.
*I use cocoa butter to keep this sauce naturally sweetened. However, feel free to sub bittersweet or dark vegan chocolate! Adjust amount of maple syrup as needed.
*Recipe adapted from Food 52.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 8 two-Tbsp servings)
- Calories: 57
- Fat: 2.4g
- Saturated fat: 1.6g
- Sodium: 45mg
- Carbohydrates: 10.8g
- Fiber: 2.8g
- Sugar: 5.4g
- Protein: 1.9g