Looking for an easy vegan chocolate fondue sauce? This recipe is one of my favourites, and as March’s seasonal produce list said, we should be getting ready for strawberries! I do say this with a huge asterisk of course – these strawberries were not grown in England, and neither was the cocoa, but the chocolate sauce definitely was made here – by my own fair hands!
You may also notice that I’ve used molasses sugar in this recipe – this is what sugar is like without the refining and bleaching! I was surprised to find it in my local supermarket so I picked up a bag, but you can use whatever sugar you have in the cupboard. What’s great about it, is that due to its unrefined state it’s surprising high in iron and calcium! A note on cooking with molasses sugar though – it has a very strong taste, similar to black treacle (as treacle is a by-product of the molasses removed during the refining of white sugar) and for this reason cannot always be switched for white sugar – for a start, it’s not so great in tea! I will be doing a blog on the best plant-based sugar alternatives, but until then, I’d recommend using honey, fruit-based syrup and molasses sugar interchangeably.
Of course, due to the sugar content this recipe is 100% a treat, and although it doesn’t use refined sugar, it still should be considered a dessert rather than healthy snack. What’s nice is that it’s a completely vegan, dairy- and gluten-free dessert!
Vegan Chocolate Fondue Sauce Recipe
- 3 tbsp cocoa powder
- 4 tbsp molasses sugar
- 100ml almond milk
- In a small saucepan, measure out all the ingredients and mix together
- On the hob, turn on at a medium heat and whisk the mixture continuously
- Once all of the ingredients have made a smooth liquid, remove from the heat
- Serve hot or cold, depending on your preference!