Dairy Free Chocolate Sauce

This dairy free chocolate sauce has been my snack for the last two weeks. It’s a recipe that turns out thick, rich and delectable. Perfect for topping ice cream and making some dairy free hot chocolate or chocolate milk.

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Dairy Free Chocolate Sauce

ingredients used to make dairy free chocolate sauce

These are the ingredients you will need to make this dairy free chocolate sauce recipe:

You can use any type of plant milk you want. However I find that oat and coconut have the creamiest/fattiest taste of all the plant milks. So they tend to taste better in recipes that are supposed to be rich in flavour.

For the coconut cream you will need a can of full fat coconut milk or cream. I refrigerate my can of coconut milk before using. This makes it so the creamy portion is easy to separate from the liquid. I spoon out the thick creamy part from the top of the can and then I drain off the liquid portion into a cup. I either use it in smoothies or throw it out.

Dairy Free Chocolate Sauce

How to make Dairy free chocolate sauce

  • Measure out ingredients
  • Place in saucepan over low heat
  • Cook and stir gently until it melts together and turns into a sauce
  • Bring it to a boil and let it bubble for about 1 minute then remove it from the heat

Dairy Free Chocolate Sauce

Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Author: Linda Spatig

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Whisk

Ingredients

  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 TBSP oat or coconut milk*
  • ¼ cup coconut cream** thick creamy portion from canned coconut milk or cream
  • cup coconut oil***

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan mix together the cocoa powder, sugar and salt. Add in the milk, coconut cream, and coconut oil. Place on the stove over low-medium heat. It will be a lumpy dry mixture at this point.
  • As the sugar starts to melt it will combine with the other ingredients and form a sauce. While it’s cooking, stir it occasionally. Continue cooking until it forms a nice thick sauce and starts to boil. Let it boil for about 1 minute and remove from the heat.
  • Pour into a glass container and serve or store it in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.

Notes

To store your leftover sauce place it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Some of the sugar may crystalize after it’s been in the fridge for a while. Simply reheat it and stir vigorously with a fork until smooth.
*Any type of milk can be used in this recipe.
**Unused coconut cream can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. 
***Plant butter would work as a substiute for the coconut oil.

How Do I Store Leftover Coconut Cream

I often use coconut cream in my recipes because it adds a richness of flavour. Which also means that I often have leftover portions of it. In order to store it for a longer period of time, I try my best to remove any of the liquid from the thick creamy portion. I have found that if I press the coconut cream into a glass container with an airtight lid, it lasts in the fridge for 2 weeks. It will start to form little grayish yellow spots where it is beginning to mould. 

What do I serve my dairy free chocolate sauce with?

I’d imagine that if you’re looking at this recipe you already have a plan for it. However, just in case you need some ideas I’ll share my favorite ways to use it. It works great as a chocolate glaze for muffins or donuts. You can make a dairy free hot chocolate using oat milk. Or a nice glass of chocolate milk. It’s also perfect for topping your favorite dairy free ice cream!

How do I store my sauce?

Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. After it’s been in the fridge for a few days it will start to crystalize some. All you need to do is reheat it and give it a good stir and it will be right as rain. Or chocolate sauce.

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