Chocolate sauce with raspberries in white bowl with spoon, with partial view of white plate with pancakes on dark surface.

Easy Chocolate Raspberry Sauce

This easy chocolate sauce with raspberries is the perfect accompaniment for pancakes, ice cream, yogurt or desserts.  It is gluten free and suitable for dairy free/vegan diets. 
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine International
Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 87kcal
Author Monika Dabrowski


  • 100 g raspberries, fresh or frozen 1 cup
  • 2 tbsp cacao/cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 140 ml milk of choice
  • 1.5 tsp corn flour
  • 1 tsp butter or coconut oil


  • Place the raspberries in a pan and cook over high/medium heat for 2-3 minutes, mashing up with the back of a large spoon and stirring all the time. Transfer the mixture into a fine-mesh strainer, place over a bowl and press and stir for a few minutes to remove the seeds. Discard the seeds.
  • Place the raspberry sauce back in the pan, add the sugar, cacao/cocoa and corn flour, bring to boil and simmer for 2 minutes stirring with a whisk all the time. Gradually add the milk, whisking all the time, bring to boil again, then simmer for 2-3 more minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the butter and serve (or wait for the sauce to cool down first). If the sauce gets too thick after a while just add a bit of milk.


  • Raspberries: Use either fresh or frozen.
  • Texture: Use a whisk to stir the sauce as it's cooking to prevent lumps forming. Use either cocoa or cacao though bear in mind cacao is a tiny bit grainier (check out this collection of 27 everyday healthy cacao recipes).
  • Serving: Enjoy hot or cold. The sauce is likely to thicken after a while so just add a bit of milk to get the consistency you want.
  • Storing: You can refrigerate leftover sauce, covered, for up to 3 days.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 88IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 1mg