Homemade Chocolate Sauce. It’s this easy…

24 Aug

I had my first class today teaching low income, pregnant ladies/new families how to cook on a budget (through the Oregon Food Bank, check out their website to read about their amazing organization, http://www.oregonfoodbank.org). For the first meal I made lean beef tacos with all the fixings. I  was trying to think of some sort of dessert that would be quick, easy and that would go along with the Mexican themed cuisine of the evening. I decided to make an orange-cinnamon chocolate sauce served over fresh strawberries, and was truly amazed at how simple it was.

If Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup is your stand by, this recipe is something you should really consider, especially if you are feeding it to the little ones. I was not surprised but was still shocked by the ingredients on the bottle. Its just chocolate sauce. These are straight of Hershey’s site:

HERSHEY”S INGREDIENTS:

HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP; CORN SYRUP; WATER; COCOA; SUGAR; CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: POTASSIUM SORBATE (PRESERVATIVE); SALT; MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES; XANTHAN GUM; POLYSORBATE 60; VANILLIN, ARTIFICIAL FLAVORING

I hear Vanillin is the new it thing these days…

But really, we should try not to eat these things when its so easy to prepare something even better in no time at all.

So, the recipe is as goes:

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 3/4 cup  sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk (or regular milk if that’s whats easy)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • touch of orange zest and cinnamon (both optional)
  • pinch of salt

Alright so here is the hard part. This makes about a cup and a half or so.

Directions:

  • In a medium saucepan, combine cocoa, sugar, coconut milk, vanilla, orange zest, cinnamon and salt.
  • Bring to a low boil and let simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and serve hot or chill in the fridge for a thicker sauce.
  • That’s it.

I hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more food-filled-fun soon to come.

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2 Responses to “Homemade Chocolate Sauce. It’s this easy…”

  1. Jed Friedland 08/24/2011 at 5:42 pm #

    Nice, and with the fork and knife as depicted it should last a while.

  2. frugalfeeding 08/24/2011 at 9:09 am #

    Sounds really good. I like what you do, it’s kind of like a more interactive version of what I do. Awesome.

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