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Denise's Chocolate Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 40 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 15 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 cup dry red wine

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons mulling spices

1 teaspoon minced orange peel

1/2 cup Dutch cocoa powder

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1-ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped

Mint, for garnish

Serving suggestion: Vanilla Bean Ice Cream


  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Cook for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat, cover and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain out the solids and return the liquid to a clean saucepan over low heat. Add the cocoa powder and corn syrup and whisk until smooth. Simmer for 2 minutes. Turn off the heat, add the chopped chocolate and stir until melted. Cool to room temperature. May be covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
  2. Drizzle over vanilla bean ice cream and garnish with mint.