3 Different Ways of Making Chocolate Sauce

3 Different Ways of Making Chocolate Sauce

You only need a few ingredients to make your own chocolate sauce/syrup at home and it tastes just as better as the one you buy from the stores. So, what are you waiting for? Try making something new this weekend!

This chocolate recipe gives you a sweet, smooth, goo-ey, and chocolat-ey taste – this is the chocolate sauce you should try at home.

How to Make Chocolate Sauce?

There are different ways to making this chocolate sauce but there are no fancy ingredients – just sugar, cocoa powder, and a few more that is most probably in your pantry. Isn’t that amazing?  I’ll be sharing with you four different ways to make this delicious and addicting recipe chocolate sauce.

Chocolate Sauce Recipe I

In making this chocolate sauce, a little bit of work and attention will be given to the pot for a while as you keep stirring so as to avoid burning and ending up with zero results and a messy work area.

Ingredients for Chocolate Recipe I

¼ cup of cocoa powder.

¾ tablespoon of sugar or more.

A pinch of salt.

1 cup of water.

½ teaspoon of vanilla extract.

Procedures for Chocolate Recipe I

  • In a bowl, sieve cocoa powder and sugar together to remove all lumps and traces of dirt.
  • Mix till well combined.
  • In a pan over medium heat, add in water and salt.
  • Pour in the cocoa mixture and bring to a boil till sugar is completely dissolved. Give this a stir.
  • Allow to cook till it begins to thicken.
  • Reduce heat and leave to simmer. Stir constantly.
  • Remove from heat, add in vanilla extract.
  • Stir this and let it cool.
  • Transfer this to a container or a jar. Tada. This is how to make a chocolate sauce but optimum attention is required here.
  • Refrigerate if needed.

Chocolate Sauce Recipe II

The method in how to make this chocolate sauce is different from the first. In this one, there is a twist which is the incorporation of flour. This is to give it a thick texture and a glossy look, the same job as the butter.

Ingredients for Chocolate Recipe II

¼ cocoa powder

2 teaspoons of flour

2 pinch of salt

1 cup of milk.

2 teaspoons of sugar

2 tablespoons of butter

½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

Procedures for Chocolate Recipe II

  • In a bowl, sieve cocoa powder, flour, salt, and sugar to remove lumps and traces of dirt.
  • Give this a mix.
  • In a pot over medium heat, add in a cup of milk and butter.
  • Allow to melt and dissolve completely.
  • Add in vanilla extract.
  • Give this a stir.
  • Add the cocoa mixture to the pot and stir again.
  • Cook on low heat for 5 minutes till it begins to thicken.
  • Turn off heat when thick.
  • If too thick, add more milk and if too thin, cook for 2-3 more minutes for perfect consistency.

Chocolate Recipe III

This is the simplest and easiest method on how to make a chocolate sauce as you won’t overwork yourself or even be in the kitchen. You could do this over the counter or in the dining area. Let’s get to the ABC method.

Ingredients for Chocolate Recipe III

1 cup of icing sugar

2 tablespoons of cocoa powder

½ teaspoon of vanilla extract

3 tablespoons of milk

Procedures for Chocolate Recipe III

  • In a bowl, add in a cup of icing sugar.
  • Add cocoa powder and vanilla extract.
  • Give this a mix.
  • Add in the milk but spoon after spoon so you can mix this gradually till you get a perfect combination.

Chocolate Sauce Recipe IV

This is another simple method as you’ll only need chocolate bars! It’s pretty easy to make this chocolate sauce.

Ingredients for chocolate recipe IV

Chocolate bars

Butter

Milk (optional)

Procedures for Chocolate Recipe IV

  • In a pot over heat, add in water and leave to boil.
  • Turn off heat.
  • Crush or break chocolate bars.
  • Pour these bars into a bowl that can withstand heat.
  • Place this bowl over the top of the pot and allow the heat to penetrate the bowl so as to melt the chocolates.
  • Add in butter as it begins to melt.
  • Add in milk if you wish to.
  • Give this a stir.

Recipes That Goes With Chocolate Sauce

Indulge yourself with this sweet sauce as you drizzle over pancakes, waffles, and even brownies. This sauce can even be eaten with doughnuts or used as a filling. In addition, this can be spread over bread, cakes, cupcakes, and ice cream.

Ways to Serve

The chocolate sauce should be served cold.

Occasions to Serve Best

This sauce can simply be made any day to enjoy and relax. It can be eaten with other confectionaries for lunch and dessert.

Health Benefits of Chocolate Sauce

Chocolate sauce is mostly made out of cocoa powder which is gotten from the cocoa bean. Cocoa beans have antioxidants also known as flavanols which have been proven to help lower inflammation and blood pressure. In addition, they help in improving blood flow to the heart and in blood clotting.

How to Store?

Simply pour this sauce in a jar or a container and refrigerate.

Conclusion

Ta-Da! That’s your own homemade chocolate sauce right there in 4 different ways. Everyone loves chocolate, for breakfast, lunch, snacks, and even dinner. I suggest you try this over bread and in doughnuts. Enjoy!

Comment below when you make this or intending to!

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6 Natural Ways to Avoid Diabetes

6 Natural Ways to Avoid Diabetes

The increasing rate of diabetes is alarming, resulting in about 1.6million death yearly, with its major percentage amongst developing countries, Nigeria included. Both young and old can be a victim. Therefore, how to prevent diabetes is the question asked by the majority, because the aftermath of diabetes when not treated gives rise to other detrimental diseases. Such as blindness, kidney failure, stroke, damaged nervous system, heart attack, and amputation of the lower limb.

However, before we look at how to prevent diabetes, it’s best we understand what diabetes is all about, its types, and likewise, what causes it.

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes is a metabolic disease also known as diabetes mellitus. This occurs when the body’s glucose or sugar is high. It all begins with the inability of the pancreas to produce enough insulin. Responsible for transporting glucose from the body to the cell to be used as energy or stored. Likewise, when the body experiences difficulty in using the insulin produced effectively. The two-process leads to the accumulation of sugar in the body resulting in diabetes.

What Causes Diabetes?

Medically, the main cause of diabetes stems from damaged insulin in charge of regulating body sugar. As the body’s immune system fights infection and other diseases bacteria and viruses attack the insulin and when it weakens it becomes difficult to transport sugar.

Obvious symptoms include blurred vision, fatigue, increased thirst, frequent urination, and infections.

Types Of Diabetes

1. Type I diabetes

The inability of the pancreas to produce insulin causing high storage of glucose in the body. Type I diabetes affects more children and young adults. 

2. Type II Diabetes

This occurs when the body resists insulin. Whereby, it fails to use produced insulin efficiently, causing glucose to build up in the bloodstream. However, type II diabetes affects adults above 45years.

3. Gestational Diabetes

This type of diabetes is common amongst pregnant women. Experience when insulin blocks hormones during pregnancy, the aftermath is the accumulation of sugar in the body. Affects both the mother and child.

How to Prevent Diabetes

1. Minimize Sugar Intake

A high intake of sugar and sugary products such as; chocolates, candies, yoghurts, sugary soda drinks, and ice cream boosts the likelihood of diabetes. Most especially when the body cell becomes resistant to insulin’s actions.

Glucose broken down from that food is unable to circulate across the cell, hence, is absorbed into your bloodstream.

2. Maximize Fiber Intake

Fibre products do the opposite of surgery products. Instead of increasing the body sugar, it helps keep the blood sugar and insulin low. Also, can be used to keep one’s weight in check. Preferably insoluble fibre which doesn’t absorb water. The more natural and unprocessed a food product is the higher its fibre content.

Foods with high fibre include; pear, strawberries, barley, avocado, carrots, nuts, peas, beans, potatoes, wholegrain, and wheat. 

3. Avoid Smoking

How to prevent diabetes also entails abstinence from smoking. It contains carbon monoxide (CO) which replaces oxygen in the blood, making other organs starved of oxygen.

Smoking leads to heart disease, cancer of the breast, lungs, and likewise prostate. However, research has proven that about 60% of smokers have a high risk of diabetes.

4. Engage More in Exercise

Effective work-out increases the function of insulin. The more sensitive your insulin becomes to glucose, it will be able to transport glucose from the blood to the cells. Likewise, those living with abdominal fat can also employ exercise methods to burn out fast. This is essential as abdominal fat increases inflammation and causes the body to resist insulin.

Other methods of losing abdominal fat are; healthy diet, reduced alcohol intake, and aerobics exercise.

5. Natural Herbs Helps Prevent Diabetes

They are categories of natural herbs which are used to increase insulin sensitivity to carry out its function of sugar regulations effectively. Also, decreased fats, support digestion, improves blood glucose level and concentration.

These herbs include aloe vera, bitter melon, ginger, cinnamon, and fenugreek.

6. Take in Lots of Vitamin D

The level of vitamin D in the body determines the amount of sugar absorbed by the body and transported to cells. One of the roles of vitamin D in the body is to strengthen the insulin when damaged by bacteria and viruses.

Sources of vitamin D are fatty fish, cod liver oil, egg yolk, mushrooms, and sunlight.

Final Words

How to prevent diabetes should be preferred above its treatments which are demanding. You shouldn’t wait until you experience its symptoms or when diagnosed with diabetes before applying preventive measures. It’s advisable to include the above methods as part of your routine. These healthy habits in turn will boost your immune system to fight other harmful diseases.

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