If you’ve never made your own homemade chocolate sauce, its super easy. This Guinness Chocolate Sauce tastes even better because its made with stout beer!
If you’re familiar with my blog, you’ll know that I’m not a fan of drinking beer, but I love cooking with it. I’ve recently discovered how wonderful it is to cook with Guinness stout. This bubbly and wonderfully dark beer does magical things when you heat it up and mix it with other ingredients. Whether it be in a marinate and sauce for a delicious ribeye steak, or in an Irish cheddar stout beer bread, or in a dark chocolate cake… this stuff is awesome. It has quickly become a pantry staple and I vow to never run out of the stuff (which means I’ll have to hide a stash from the husband).
I wanted to make a chocolate sauce. No special reason, I just wanted to. I found a basic recipe online for how one goes about making a
boring chocolate sauce but I made one change – I substituted Guinness for the water. Good choice, Krissy! The result was a dark, rich, perfectly smooth and wonderful chocolate sauce that was perfect for making chocolate milk or pouring over ice cream. YUM!
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup Guinness or other stout beer
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch of salt
- 4 ounces semisweet or 60% cocoa chocolate pieces (about 3/4 cup)
- In a small saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, and Guinness. Bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat to low and allow to simmer for about 5 min. Remove from heat and whisk in the chocolate until smooth and completely melted.
- Will keep covered in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks. If cold, warm for 10-20 seconds in the microwave for easy pouring. Use on top of ice cream or to make some awesome chocolate milk.