This Vegan Chocolate Sauce recipe is made using just 3 ingredients - tahini, cacao powder and pure maple syrup. This dairy free chocolate sauce recipe is quick to make and can be used for topping ice cream, yoghurt, porridge, chia puddings, anything really! Add it to your choice of milk to make a delicious, yet healthy and wholesome chocolate milk.
How To Make Chocolate Sauce
Honestly, you almost don't need a recipe for this one! It's that easy to make. Just add your ingredients to a bowl and whisk to combine until smooth. Once it's nice and smooth your chocolate sauce is ready to use or store.
This recipe uses cacao powder, however you can make this chocolate sauce with cocoa powder if that is what you have on hand.
How to Store Dairy Free Chocolate Sauce
Store this chocolate sauce in an airtight jar or glass container in the fridge, with the lid on. This should keep well for around 2 weeks depending on the freshness of your ingredients.
I love making recipes with tahini in them as it is a highly nutritious ingredient. Tahini is high in calcium, magnesium, protein and healthy fats to name just a few! If you happen to be following a plant based or vegan diet then maintaining adequate levels of calcium and protein in particular can be tricky. Incorporating a food like tahini into the diet regularly can help to reduce deficiency of these nutrients.
Cacao powder comes with its own excellent profile of nutrients including iron, protein, magnesium, potassium and fibre.
And finally maple syrup. Pure maple syrup (not to be confused with maple flavoured syrup) is one of my favourite sweeteners to use in cooking. This is because it is minimally processed and unrefined, unlike maple flavoured syrup which is made using artificial colours and flavours as well as high fructose corn syrup. It is important to remember that (pure) maple syrup, while healthier than refined sugars, still contains a high amount of sucrose and should be used sparingly.
I choose to use maple syrup because:
- it has a lower glycemic index than white sugar and therefore has a lesser impact on blood sugar levels.
- maple syrup is minimally processed and doesn't use chemicals or bleach during processing.
- it will supply the body with a small amount of minerals (unlike white sugar, which is essentially empty calories).
Use this vegan chocolate sauce to:
- drizzle over ice cream
- dollop onto porridge or overnight oats
- stir through chia pudding
- make homemade chocolate milk
To make homemade chocolate milk simple add one tablespoon of chocolate sauce and 1 cup of your choice of milk to a jar. Place the lid on and shake vigorously until well combined. Enjoy as is or poured over ice. Yum!!
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- Measuring Cups
- ¼ cup cacao powder
- ¼ cup tahini hulled
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl and whisk to combine until smooth.
- Transfer to a jar or glass container with an airtight lid and store in fridge.
- Drizzle over ice cream
- Dollop onto porridge or overnight oats
- stir through chia pudding
- make chocolate milk (see instructions below)
To Make Chocolate MilkAdd 1 tablespoon and 1 cup of milk of choice to a jar with a lid. Place lid on and shake vigorously to combine. Nutrition facts are an estimate only.
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I can’t wait to try this lovely source! But I was wondering, how would you alter the quantity/measurements of each ingredient if you wanted to have it as a spread on toast? Thank you so much.
Hi Nancy, this is quite a thick sauce so you could leave it is to use as a spread (awesome idea by the way!) or reduce the maple syrup a touch to create a thicker sauce. Tahini really varies in thickness too so try to use a tahini that is not too runny. I hope that helps ?
Oh this sauce looks delicious (and so easy to make)! Can't wait to try this. Chocolate sauce on overnight oats sounds like the perfect brekkie.