Warm Chocolate Sauce

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1 1/2 cups


  • ¾ cup half-and-half

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • ½ pound semisweet chocolate chips

  • ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. Scald the half-and-half and butter in a small, heavy saucepan over moderate heat. Remove from the heat. Place the chocolate and vanilla in a medium heatproof bowl. Add the hot half-and-half and let sit for 2 minutes, then whisk until smooth. Serve slightly warm.

Make Ahead

The sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days; rewarm gently.

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