I found this Chocolate Sambuca Sauce recipe while looking for a chocolate sauce to go with my Cannoli recipe.
This reminds me I need to post my Cannoli recipe on this blog. If you can’t wait that long, you can find the recipe in my Recipe Book on Amazon.
This chocolate sauce is so good that you will want to put it on your ice cream or any other dessert that calls for chocolate sauce.
Just remember that this chocolate sauce contains alcohol so be mindful of your audience. While most of it will burn off during the cooking process, you should still assume there might be a little alcohol left over.
Not familiar with the Italian Liqueur Sambuca? Check out this interesting article on this flavorful liqueur. Unfortunately Sambuca can be a little difficult to find depending on where you live and it's also on the pricey side.
I would suggest buying the smallest bottle you can find unless you plan on using it in other recipes.
🥃 Alcohol WarningPlease take into consideration that some of the alcohol in this recipe may not completely burn off and the remains could be of significant concern to recovering alcoholics, parents, and others who have ethical or religious reasons for avoiding alcohol.
For more of my great recipes like this one, make sure you check out my other Condiments, Sauces and Dry Rubs Recipes. This chocolate sauce is great poured over my Homemade Oreo Cookie Ice Cream.
For more great recipes made with Sambuca, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Chocolate Sambuca Sauce recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Water, White Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Salt, Heavy Cream, Unsalted Butter, Vanilla Extract and Sambuca.
🥣 How to Make Chocolate Sambuca Sauce
In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar and stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
Remove pan from heat and add cocoa powder, whisking until smooth. Add salt, cream, and butter and return to low heat, whisking until butter is melted.
Simmer sauce for about 2 minutes until the sauce thickens.
Stir in vanilla and Sambuca.
Chocolate Sambuca Sauce
- ½ Cup Water
- ⅔ Cup White Sugar
- ¾ Cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ½ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
- ¼ Cup Unsalted Butter
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- ½ Cup Sambuca
- In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar and stir until sugar is completely dissolved.
- Remove pan from heat and add cocoa powder, whisking until smooth. Add salt, cream and butter and return to low heat, whisking until butter is melted.
- Simmer sauce for about 2 minutes until the sauce thickens.
- Stir in vanilla and Sambuca.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
This chocolate sambuca sauce is so delicious. I put it on ice cream for a tasty dessert. Another way I used it was on pancakes. Very tasty.
Shirley A Bonawitz
How much is a serving? 1 tablespoon?
yes roughly 1 tablespoon