Chocolate sauce’s decadent, unique taste may surprise those who have never tried it.

For many people, it’s something that changed their coffee-drinking experience forever. The bitterness of coffee can be removed or masked by adding a sweet chocolate element.

Chocolate sauce is a great addition that helps improve the taste of a simple cup of joe.

If you’re looking for ways to jazz up your morning cup of joe, here are some ideas for easy things to make your coffee experience more interesting!

What is chocolate sauce for coffee?

The possibilities are almost endless with homemade chocolate sauce, and it’s also very simple to make.

Chocolate sauce for coffee is made using equal parts white granulated sugar, cold tap water, and cocoa powder. All you have to do is place it on the stove until a decadent chocolate sauce is made!

This recipe makes for a big batch of homemade chocolate sauce. Not only can you use it for hot coffee, but you can also make delicious iced coffee and cold brew coffee with it.

It’s the perfect add-in if you love to sweeten your coffee with a bit of sugar but would like to switch things up every now and then.

Which ingredients are used to make this chocolate sauce?

The list of ingredients for this chocolate sauce is relatively short, and you probably already have most – if not all- ingredients in your cabinets.

Have a look below for the ingredients that are used:

  • White granulated sugar
  • Cold tap water
  • Cocoa powder
All ingredients that you need to make the chocolate sauce at home.

Using both cocoa powder and white granulated sugar is important because they are starkly different flavors.

If you used only cocoa, the chocolate flavor would be too strong, likewise with just white granulated sugar.

The proportion of these two ingredients I mentioned above allows for a perfectly sweet but still dark chocolate-flavored sauce that pairs nicely with any coffee you like to drink.

Make sure the cocoa powder is of good quality. Because so few ingredients are used, you want the best flavor possible, with the cocoa powder being the most important one.

With good quality cocoa powder, you won’t have to use chocolate in your sauce, but you still get those strong dark chocolate flavors; it’s incredible.

Can I also make this chocolate sauce with chocolate?

Although cocoa powder is a great way to make something taste like chocolate, you might wonder if you can use chocolate instead.

You sure can! If you prefer making the recipe with a bar of chocolate or chocolate chips, I suggest checking out the recipe for it here.

It’s made using equal parts chocolate of choice (preferably dark chocolate) and whole milk.

You can follow the same steps I’ve listed in that recipe, but instead of using white chocolate, you’ll use dark chocolate.

Now that you know about all the ingredients and how you can switch things up, it’s time to jump into the recipe so that you can give this recipe a try yourself!

Here’s how to make chocolate sauce for coffee:

Yield: 12 servings

Chocolate Sauce for Coffee

Homemade chocolate sauce.

Make a big batch of this chocolate sauce and be amazed by the flavor combinations you can make with your favorite coffee!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Additional Time 2 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup (0.12 l) of cold tap water
  • 120 grams of cocoa powder
  • 120 grams of white granulated sugar


  1. Start by collecting all ingredients and weighing them out; this way, you can make this chocolate sauce in just a few minutes.
  2. Add the cold tap water, white granulated sugar, and cocoa powder to a small saucepan. I like to use a saucepan with a handle.
  3. Place it on the stove on medium heat.
  4. While continually stirring, heat the mixture until the sugar starts to dissolve. When using a pan with a handle, you can also swirl the mixture while heating.
  5. After roughly two minutes, the sugar will have dissolved, and the chocolate sauce has heated enough.
  6. Remove the saucepan from the heat and let it cool completely. You can start using the chocolate sauce right away.
  7. Once completely cooled, transfer the chocolate sauce to a resealable container. I'm using a mason jar today, but you can use any resealable container you have at hand.
  8. Store the chocolate sauce in the fridge until you're ready to use it. You can keep it well for up to a week.


You can scale up (or down) the recipe depending on the amount of chocolate sauce you need. I suggest making a smaller batch if you're unsure about the amount; this way, you can make fresh chocolate sauce every few days or so.

Nutrition Information:

Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 1.3gSaturated Fat: 0.8gUnsaturated Fat: 0.4gSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 5.4gFiber: 3.3gSugar: 10.1gProtein: 2g

Coffee recipes with chocolate sauce you can try

There are so many coffee recipes that use this chocolate sauce that it might get a bit overwhelming for you; that’s why I’ve listed some great hot coffee recipes below for you to check out:

If you prefer drinking iced coffee, then I’ve got some great recipes that use this chocolate sauce as well:

You can also use this chocolate sauce for your daily cup of coffee or add it to a delicious latte.

The options are endless, but I’m sure you’ll find a great way to use this chocolate sauce in combination with your favorite coffee.

Do you have a good combination that you’d like to share? Leave a comment below so that I can give this a try as well!

How many calories are in this chocolate sauce?

This chocolate sauce is relatively low in calories compared to a store-bought one.

It has a total of 62 calories per serving. A serving consists of two tablespoons.

With those two tablespoons of chocolate sauce, you can drink a cup of coffee with a not-too-sweet flavor with chocolate notes.

Do you like to drink your coffee on the sweeter side? You can always add a bit more sauce to your coffee.

This is the same if you prefer a coffee with more strength; you can use a single tablespoon, so your coffee tastes a bit more robust.

I suggest trying out different amounts of sauce with your coffee and seeing what kind of sweetness you like the most!

More coffee sauces to try

Not sure yet if the chocolate sauce fits you? Or just curious to see which coffee sauces are out there?

I’ve got you covered! Check out the lists below to find great coffee sauces:

And for even more options, check out the coffee add-ins hub here!


This recipe is perfect if you are looking for a quick and easy way to make chocolate sauce.

I’ve talked about the steps required for making your own chocolate sauce at home, with some helpful tips along the way.

I hope you’ll be adventurous and try this recipe for chocolate sauce. It’s effortless to make, but it tastes like the real thing! And with minimal ingredients, too.

What’s your favorite way to enjoy chocolate sauce? Let me know in the comments below.

And if you want to try something else with chocolate, try this homemade chocolate syrup for coffee recipe!

Coffee recipes to try

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