Published Jan 15th
Prep 5m Cook 20m Additional 35m Ready In 1h
Servings 10 servings Calories 225.1

This is a great sauce for a fresh fruit dip, but also great over ice cream. This sauce thickens more as it cools. If it’s too thick you can thin it with some milk or cream to the consistency you like.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, cocoa and flour. Stir in water, a little at a time, to make a smooth paste. Stir in milk and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat and let boil 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Let cool completely at room temperature, stirring often to prevent a skin from forming. Store in refrigerator after cooling.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 225.1
  • Carbohydrate 42.2 g
  • Cholesterol 17.1 mg
  • Fat 6.1 g
  • Fiber 2.2 g
  • Protein 4.2 g
  • Saturated Fat 3.7 g
  • Sodium 67.2 mg
  • Sugar 36 g


  1. Awesome dipping sauce I looked at some of the recent suggestions and based on those and prior cooking projects I used 1/2 c brown sugar and 1 c white sugar I also used 2% no name evap milk and no name cocoa I eyeballed the vanilla:) Instead of letting the mixture come to a boil - Read more ...
  2. All I can say is MMMMMM! This dipping sauce is a lot like chocolate pudding. I used fat free evaporated milk and added more as needed. Without the extra milk, it has a dark chocolate taste which is much too bitter for me. I served this with strawberries, bananas, angel food cake and graham crackers. - Read more ...
  3. I was looking for a chocolate sauce to put over my home made vanilla ice cream. THIS sauce ROCKS! I love it! I halved the recipe and omitted the butter. This one is definitely a KEEPER. Tastes delicious!
  4. This recipe is a little more like pudding and less like chocolate sauce. So when it began cooling I stirred in 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 1 tbsp of corn syrup. Brought it to a party and served it with canteloupe strawberries and oranges. Everybody loved it!
  5. I thought that this was okay. My dinner guest however commented that it tasted like chocolate pudding. Next time I'll go with a sauce that has real chocolate in it.
  6. I just made this recipe and i should have went with my gut instinct.I should have used white sugar instead of brown sugar. The molasses after taste is terrible.I believe the problem with the thick consistancy is from boiling it too long.It really only needs to be boiled about 3 minutes.
  7. My guests ate it with spoons:-) Needs more milk than indicated in the recipe
  8. One word says it all AWESOME. This is the best dip for fruit that you can imagine. Easy and simple to prepare.
  9. I couldn't imagine how boiling chocolate for 5 minutes wasn't going to taste burnt, but I stirred it constantly and it doesn't. I use it for ice cream topping and the flavor is very very good, much better than the last $10.00 jar of fancy hot fudge sauce I purchased. It tastes even better after - Read more ...

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