Chocolate Espresso Sauce

Makesabout 3/4 cup
  • Active time: 10 min
    Total time: 10 min

Chocolate Espresso is a flavorful accompaniment to ice cream, fruit, or our favorite Bomboloni.
Published in Gourmet Live 11.30.11


  • 1/2 tablespoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces bittersweet (60% cacao) chocolate, finely chopped


  • Combine espresso powder, 1/3 cup water, and corn syrup in a small heavy saucepan, and bring it to a boil, stirring.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and chocolate, stirring until chocolate is melted and sauce is smooth.


  • Sauce can be made 3 days ahead and kept chilled, covered. Warm over low heat before serving.
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