Lee Lee's Famous Chocolate Sauce for Ice Cream

Total Time
Prep 1 min
Cook 1 min

Here it is folks! First time ever in print! My Mom's famous hot chocolate sauce for ice cream sundaes. These are ingredients you more than likely always have on hand. Try this once and you will never buy store bought sauce again!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12-2 tablespoons butter
  • 14 cup water (more or less, as needed to make a stirable consistency)
  • 14 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine sugar, cocoa, and salt in small saucepan.
  2. Add enough water to make stirable consistency.
  3. Add butter to cocoa mixture.
  4. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly.
  5. Allow to boil for 1 minute, stirring.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Add vanilla.
  8. Serve warm over ice cream.
  9. Add sliced bananas and chopped walnuts if you really want a treat!
Most Helpful

Excellent and easy! I added a whole tsp of pure vanilla for a richer flavor.

Aroostook April 12, 2002

I'm giving this review based on the feedback from my kids and grandkids. I don't eat ice cream but they all love it and eat it pretty much daily! We use a bottled fudge sauce from an ice cream and candy shop in florida (at about $12 per 16 oz jar!!) as a topping because everyone thinks its the bomb - well, it just got replaced by Lee Lee creation!! Kids and adults alike were ooohing and awwwwing over this - my pregnant daughter in law was lapping it up by the spoonful! Thank you for sharing this one Bev - I have a feeling I'll be making it alot!

SuzieQue June 04, 2002

I agree, this is a wonderful chocolate sauce. I made mine with Splenda instead of sugar and it still was great! Now I can have chocolate sundaes with the kids.

Mysterygirl April 18, 2002