Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sugar-Free Chocolate Sauce, Chocolate Syrup and Ganache

Making your own sugar-free chocolate sauce and syrup is very easy. It's cheaper and in my opinion better tasting than the store bought variety. You can add cinnamon or flavored extracts as well.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Sauce:
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate 
  • 1/4 cup sweetener +/- to suit your own taste
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 
In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, add cream and sweetener, bring to a low boil. Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla and chocolate until it melts and is very smooth. You can add more cream if needed to reach your desired consistency.
This recipe has only 7 carbs if you use a zero carb sweetener.

Sugar-Free Ganache:

If you reduce the cream in the chocolate sauce recipe to 1/4 cup you will have a ganache for candy making. Add in other extracts with the vanilla, nuts, sugar-free candy or roll in cocoa powder for flavored chocolate truffles. Yummy!!
This recipe has only 5.5 carbs if you use a zero carb sweetener.

Sugar-Free Chocolate Syrup:
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sweetener +/- to suit your own taste
  • 3/4 cup water
In a medium sauce pan add all of the ingredients except vanilla and bring to a low boil over medium heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes until it thickens to your desired consistency. Stir in vanilla. This is perfect for making chocolate milk or dessert topping.
This recipe has only 5.5 carbs if you use a zero carb sweetener.