Chocolate Espresso Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 6
Author Debi


  • ½ tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons light corn syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate finely chopped (60% cacao)
  • Pinch of sea salt


  1. Combine espresso powder, water, and corn syrup in a small heavy saucepan, and bring it to a boil, stirring.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, chocolate, and salt. Stir until chocolate is melted and sauce is smooth.

Recipe Notes

Sauce can be made 3 days ahead and kept chilled, covered. Warm over low heat or on low for a few seconds in the microwave before serving.
Makes about 3/4 cup of sauce, so I figured about 6 servings at 2 tablespoons each

Adapted from Epicurious