Michel Roux's chocolate sauce recipe

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Love chocolate? This chocolate sauce recipe will go down a treat...

michel roux chocolate sauce recipe
  • Vegetarian
  • healthy
Preparation Time5 mins
Cooking Time15 mins (approx)
Total Time20 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories263 Kcal13%
Sugar27.3 g30%
Fat16.5 g24%
Saturated Fat10.1 g51%
Salt0.14 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein2.8 g6%
Carbohydrates27.6 g11%
Salt0.14 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Michel Roux's chocolate sauce recipe is so easy to follow! Making your own chocolate sauce will impress your friends and family and it tastes better than the shop bought stuff too...

Michel Roux's chocolate sauce recipe is ideal for beginners and pros. Pour lashings of this rich chocolate sauce over ice cream, profiteroles, cakes and puds for an indulgent finish to your dessert. Homemade chocolate sauce tastes so much better than the shop-bought kind, plus you know exactly what is going into it! You can experiment with this chocolate sauce recipe by adding some booze for an adult twist... It's best to serve the sauce straight away or keep it warm on the hob.


  • 200g good-quality dark bitter chocolate, 70% cocoa solids
  • 175ml milk
  • 2 tbsp double cream
  • 30g caster sugar
  • 30g butter, diced




  1. Chop the chocolate and place it in a heatproof bowl. Set over a pan of gently simmering water and allow to melt slowly, stirring occasionally until very smooth. Take off the heat.
  2. Combine the milk, cream and sugar in a saucepan, stir with a whisk and bring to the boil.
  3. Still stirring with the whisk, pour the boiling milk mixture onto the melted chocolate, then return the mixture to the pan and let it bubble over the heat for a few seconds, stirring continuously.
  4. Turn off the heat and whisk in the butter, a little at a time, to give a smooth sauce. Pass it through a fine-meshed conical sieve. Serve at once or keep warm in a bain-marie.
Top Tip for making Michel Roux's chocolate sauce

Try adding a dash of Grand Marnier (liqueur) to add extra flavour or infuse the cream mixture with a good pinch of crushed cardamom seeds for a light spicy sauce

Michel Roux Jr.
Michelin-starred celebrity chef

Michel Roux Jr. was born in Kent where he was brought up around cooking. His earliest memories are playing in the kitchens where his father, the famous Albert Roux, worked as a private chef for the Cazelet family. He left school at 16 and worked he was around the Paris restaurant scene learning how to cook his now signature style of classic French food with a modern twist. 

In 1991 Michel took over his father and uncle’s restaurant La Gavroche. It has since been awarded three Michelin stars- the first ever in the UK- and was the first-ever Michelin-starred restaurant to offer a set-price lunch to make fine dining more accessible. Michel is now best known for presenting BBC’s Masterchef: The Professionals and the ‘Great British Food Revival.’ Michel also has a number of best-selling recipe books, including  The French Revolution, which aims to teach you simple yet delicious French recipes from scratch. If you’re looking to impress your friends and family with tasty dishes, sauces, and pastries, try our Michel Roux Jr's recipes.