I’m a chocolate lover, the only one in my house. CycleGuy and BabyGirl will sometimes indulge me if I make chocolate sauce. But, chocolate sauce can be temperamental. So I needed to find an alternative. And while I’m not a vegan, I do love coconut milk and knew it could be my answer.
If you’ve been missing out on chocolate sauce because of dairy concerns, this is your lucky day too! I’m crazy excited to share this with you because it is easy and delicious and while not actually good for you, it is better for you if you really need chocolate sauce. And while I think it’s terrific, I got the smile of approval from my friend Max (star of Love That Max) when he and his family came to visit.
Deliciously Easy (Vegan) Chocolate Sauce
(Also known as Clean Chocolate Sauce)
14 oz Light (or regular) Coconut Milk [do not confuse with coconut water]
4 oz Unsweetened (baking) Chocolate (buy the best you can since it figures prominently)
1/4 cup Agave Nectar (possibly a bit more, depending on the intensity of the chocolate)
Shake the can of coconut milk to make sure it’s well blended. But do that before opening the can. In a medium bowl, break up chocolate into small pieces. Set chocolate aside. In a saucepan, combine coconut milk and agave nectar. Over low heat, bring the milk and agave mixture to a gentle boil. Once it starts to boil, remove from heat and pour over the chocolate. Do not mix at this point! The heat from the milk will melt the chocolate. Let stand about 5-minutes. Using a rubber spatula, slowly stir the chocolate mixture until smooth. Taste with a separate spoon to see if it is sweet enough for your taste. If you need to sweeten it up, add small amounts (say, 1 tablespoon at a time) of warm agave and mix thoroughly. Keep tasting until it’s perfect for you!
Transfer to decorative glass jar and allow to cool to room temperature. Seal and store in refrigerator. If you don’t have a glass jar you can use a plastic container, just make sure it doesn’t smell like tuna or anything. Store sealed in refrigerator for a few day. I don’t know how long it would really last because it’s never lasted more than a few days for me.
Honestly, it’s that easy! So go out now, get the few ingredients and make some chocolate sauce. I know you’ll love it!