Fran’s Pure Chocolate Sauce

When Fran was growing up, there were always two types of Hershey’s chocolate sauce in the house — the thick fudgey one and the thin syrup. She much preferred the thicker kind, spooned out of the can and warmed up for ice-cream sundaes.

This grown-up version of that fudgey, warm sauce is a tad more luxurious.  It is so easy to make and such a delight to eat – like licking a warm, liquid truffle – that it belongs in your pantry at all times, for instant sundae making whenever the mood strikes.

Makes 1½ cups


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped


  1. In a small saucepan bring the cream just to a boil.
  2. Remove from heat and add the chopped chocolate.
  3. Let sit one minute.
  4. Stir with a heatproof rubber spatula until smooth.
  5. Set aside to cool slightly.
  6. Serve warm or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator.

If storing in the refrigerator, reheat gently to serve.
To reheat, place the container in a pot of warm water until the sauce is warm and loose.


Celebrate being an adult by adding a splash of your favorite liqueur to the melted chocolate!

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