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Smoked Chocolate Sauce

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This smoked chocolate sauce is infused with a kiss of smoke flavor and will amp up your dessert game!

Smoked chocolate sauce over ice cream in a bowl

Drizzle this smoky chocolate sauce over ice cream, grilled fruits, or even chocolate cake. We love this sauce on brownies too. Don’t worry; the smoke flavor will not be overpowering, but it will add depth to the chocolate.

Smoked Chocolate Sauce 101

One thing to keep in mind is that this smoked chocolate sauce is quick-cooking. We recommend getting a good smoke production going before putting the pan in your smoker or pellet grill. Choose a milder wood like alder, apple, or cherry when making smoked chocolate sauce. More robust flavored woods could leave a bitter overpowering after-taste that does not work well with delicate dessert items like this one. Use dark or semi-sweet chocolate for best results. If you’d like to infuse a little earthy spice to your chocolate sauce, consider adding a pinch or two of cayenne pepper right before taking it off the heat!

What you’ll need

  • Heavy cream
  • Semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • Cinnamon 
  • Medium cast iron skillet
  • Wood chips 
  • Cayenne (optional)
Close up of Smoked Chocolate Sauce in a saucepan with wooden spoon

How to Make Smoked Chocolate Sauce:

  • Set up for indirect cooking. Prepare your smoker or charcoal grill for a medium temperature of 350 degrees F. If using a pellet grill, set temp for 350.
  • Add wood chips a few minutes right before you smoke the chocolate sauce.
  • Pour cream and chocolate chips into a cast-iron skillet, stir, place into smoker or grill. Close lid and smoke for 15-20 minutes, depending on the depth of smoke you desire. 
  • After 8-10 minutes, check on it and give it a good stir.
  • Remove pan from the smoker (or grill) and let it cool for 5-10 minutes before using.
  • Keep in mind that most of the smoke will be absorbed within the first 15 minutes of cook time.
  • Use as desired—store the unused sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5 days after preparation.

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Smoked chocolate sauce over ice cream in a bowl

Smoked Chocolate Sauce

This smoked chocolate sauce, infused with a kiss of smoke flavor, will amp up your dessert game!
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Course: Sauces
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: Dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 249kcal
Author: Sabrina Baksh

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips
  • Dash of cinnamon optional
  • Medium cast iron skillet
  • Wood chips cherry or apple recommended

Instructions

  • Prepare a smoker or charcoal grill for a 20-minute smoke.
  • Add wood chips right before you smoke the chocolate sauce
  • Pour cream and chocolate chips into a skillet, stir, place into smoker or grill. Close lid and smoke for 15-20 minutes, depending on the depth of smoke you desire. After 8-10 minutes check on sauce and give it a good stir.
  • Remove pan from the smoker (or grill) and let it to cool for 5-10 minutes before using.
  • Keep in mind that most of the smoke will be absorbed within the first 15 minutes of cook time.
  • Use as desired. Store unused sauce in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days after preparation.

Nutrition

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 664IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 1mg

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Derrick Riches

I began writing about Barbecue & Grilling in 1997 with one mission, to help the backyard chef have the best experience possible.

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