Chocolate-Orange Sauce

Winter 2003

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Chocolate and orange are a sublime pairing. This is a good lower-fat chocolate sauce for ice cream, cake or fruit fondue.

Chocolate-Orange Sauce

Makes: 1 cup

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  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup 1% milk
  • 2 ounces bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur


  1. Whisk sugar and cocoa in a small heavy saucepan. Gradually whisk in milk until a smooth paste forms. Bring to a simmer, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to low and simmer, whisking constantly, for 4 minutes. Remove from heat and add chocolate; stir until melted. Stir in orange-poaching syrup (or orange liqueur). Let cool.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.


Per tablespoon: 54 calories; 1 g fat (1 g sat, 0 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 7 mg sodium; 27 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate

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