Make Homemade White Chocolate Sauce!
Gather ’round, friends. I have something to tell you.
We have been lied to. Every one of us. We’ve been told that cooking real food is hard. And not just real food – any food. We’ve been deceived into believing that most foods must be purchased pre-made.
Take, for example, the time a friend of mine made my recipe for Homemade Alfredo Sauce for a church get-together. Every adult was like, “This is delicious. You made this? By yourself? How did you do it? You are amazing!” and my friend was like, “Actually it took about ten minutes and very little effort and all I did was follow a recipe.” (Though I personally still think she should take credit for being amazing.)
C’mon now. Pretty much anything that comes in a box or a jar or a bottle at the store can be made at home with healthier ingredients – and most foods are actually pretty easy to make. (Why hello, Gatorade. I did not buy you. I made you myself.)
Join me in offering a big smack-down of these lies. You can do this real food thing. I’m here to help. (And I’m also here to give you a White Chocolate Sauce recipe. What are friends for?)
When I served this sauce along with homemade Hot Fudge Sauce and homemade Caramel Sauce in my Iced Coffee Bar, some of my friends were like, “Where did you get those sauces? Wait. You made them?” When I told them how I did it, they were shocked at how easy it sounded. Measure, heat, stir, done. It’s too easy.
(This is the part where I pipe in with just a little warning: While these sauce recipes are easy and made with all real food ingredients – they are still full of sugar. Don’t drink these sauces or decide that they are a great substitute for vegetables. Instead, use them for an occasional special treat. Okeedokee.)
Homemade White Chocolate Sauce
- 1½ cups cocoa butter wafers
- ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
- ½ cup cane sugar (I use this sometimes when sucanat - which is brown - will change the color of the product too drastically)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Stir cocoa butter wafers, cream, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat until wafers have melted and mixture is smooth.
- Remove from heat.
- Stir in vanilla.
- Serve warm.
Links you might need: cocoa butter wafers and cane sugar
Note: The sauce hardens in the fridge, so I recommend storing leftovers in a wide mouth jar so you can actually enjoy the leftovers. Take a look at the picture of the container I put our white sauce in and ask me how much fun it was to try and get the leftovers out of that. It is so good for you to learn from my mistakes.
Another note: Cocoa butter wafers are different from white chocolate chips. White chocolate chips are actually made from cocoa butter and sugar. For this white chocolate sauce recipe, you’ll need just the straight cocoa butter. It’s not cheap. I have found some at Amazon and Mountain Rose Herbs (Amazon is cheapest right now because of free Prime shipping). But let’s just say that while this recipe is delicious, I will not be making this recipe often. Cha-ching. (This is probably a good time to put another plug in for way-less-expensive-per-pound vegetables. Okeedokee.)
Enjoy this White Chocolate Sauce on ice cream, in your Iced Coffee Bar, in your hot coffee, in your hot chocolate…and what else?
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