Totally Dreamy Vegan Spiced Chocolate Sauce (spon. Spice Sanctuary)

Chocolate sauce has a reputation for being particularly delicious but also very sugary and not usually vegan. I want to share with you an alternative to traditional chocolate sauce that is no where near as sugary but tastes equally as rich and indulgent. It tastes amazing when eaten warm or chilled and is very versatile- you can eat it with strawberries, dip in your favourite biscuits or pour it over a moist brownie.

vegan chocolate sauce with strawberries

I have been meaning to post this recipe for ages, but never seemed to get round to it. When Spice Sanctuary got in contact, I knew that their Sweet Delight blend would work so well with this rich, thick (almost custardy) vegan chocolate sauce, so I set to working making and photographing the recipe.

Spice Sanctuary say that “Sweet Delight is one of the only organic breakfast blends on the market and has been formulated to actively help reduce sugar and sodium intake, especially in the most important meal of the day. With the use of the best grade Cinnamon and Coorg Bold Cardamom, the blend delivers a natural sweetness to dishes and yet has ingredients that are known to curb sugar cravings and improve digestion. A perfect addition to coffee, smoothies, porridge, cereal, granola, pancakes and more, it also doubles up as a baking ingredient. As a Great Taste Award winner, the judges loved the versatility of this certified organic blend.”

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After you have finished drooling over the photos and looking at how simple the ingredients are I challenge you not to make this totally dreamy vegan chocolate sauce.

thick vegan chocolate sauce with strawberries

 

vegan chocolate sauce with strawberries

vegan chocolate sauce with strawberries - refined sugar free

vegan chocolate sauce with strawberries - refined sugar free

vegan chocolate sauce with strawberries

Totally dreamy vegan chocolate sauce

Ingredients
Serves – totally up to you
0 of your 5-a-day (so I recommend to serve with strawberries)

  • 1 cup rice milk*
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  •  6 tbsp. cold water
  • 3 tbsp. corn flour
  • 1 heaped tbsp. cacao powder
  • 1/2-2tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Spice Sanctuary Sweet Delight

*You can use any milk that you like. I suggest you use one that is quite creamy and naturally sweet so that you don’t have to add much extra sweetener.

Method

  1. In a medium sauce pan whisk together the milk, boiling water and cacao powder using a small whisk.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the corn flour and water.
  3. Once the sauce starts to boil turn down the heat. Next stir the sauce constantly as you pour in the corn flour mixture. If you don’t keep stirring then it will most likely get lumpy, which you don’t want!
  4. The sauce will seem watery at first but it will keep thickening if you leave it over the heat and keep stirring. Make sure to stir it evenly and right to the bottom to prevent the corn flour from getting stuck to the bottom of the pan.
  5. Once you are happy with the consistency add the spices and a small amount of maple syrup. Very carefully taste the chocolate sauce and see if you want to add any more maple syrup.
  6. Leave to cool slightly before serving or make sure it is totally cooled before you store it in the fridge.

 

DID YOU KNOW

I realise that my 2previous posts have been about chocolate! It wasn’t planned (maybe I should plan better!), but hopefully you love chocolate and so you will forgive me!

17 Comments

  1. July 17, 2017 / 8:06 am

    Looks good! I’m not vegan but I’m glad there’s vegan chocolate out there – the world would be a lot more miserable if people couldn’t eat any chocolate whatsoever! Stephanie xx

    • July 27, 2017 / 9:39 pm

      Hahaha totally true!! I think we would have a lot less vegans if there was no vegan option. And think of all those poor people who are allergic to dairy!! what would they do?

  2. July 17, 2017 / 10:37 am

    Oh my goodness this looks amazing. We are growing strawberries in the garden and this looks like the perfect thing to do with them

    • July 27, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      Ooooh yummy. I bet they are going to taste AMAZING! Let me know if you give it a try. It is easier to make than it sounds like from the recipe.

  3. July 17, 2017 / 12:32 pm

    Ooh and sometimes there is nothing better than strawberries dipped in chocolate but a spiced sauce has me intrigued x

    • July 27, 2017 / 9:42 pm

      I love those chocolate fountains with fruit!! The spice is nice to make it a bit special 🙂

  4. July 17, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    Looks like a great alternative to normal chocolate sauce, there’s almost always great vegan alternatives x

  5. July 17, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    My friend has recently gone vegan and it’s really opened my eyes to a vegan diet. I thought it was all lentils and pasta but yummy recipes like this prove me wrong! I’ll have to send her this link x

    • July 27, 2017 / 9:43 pm

      I’m not going to lie – there are a lot of lentils- but you can make a vegan version of a lot of things.

  6. July 18, 2017 / 7:23 pm

    This sounds delicious! Will definitely try out this recipe. Also, your photos are gorgeous!

  7. July 19, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    This looks and sounds so yummy! I love anything spiced with cinnamon and cardamon so could quite happily eat a bowl full of this.

    • July 27, 2017 / 9:45 pm

      Thakyou and snap. I love cinnamon so much! I used to put so much on everything – I had to consciously cut down!

  8. July 24, 2017 / 2:28 am

    This recipe looks very good. I need to give it a try.

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