This is a fantastic 'from scratch' chocolate sauce recipe. It's really easy to make and tastes fantastic! Works beautifully drizzled over ice-cream like I have done in the pic or poured over puddings or brownies, or it can be made thicker and used to coat cakes too. You can also use the sauce to make a fantastic chocolate shake.
Blend together the milk, sugar, cocoa powder and corn flour with a whisk until a smooth paste has formed.
Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and heat over a medium heat until the mixture begins to boil.
Reduce the heat and simmer for 2 minutes.
Remove the pan from the stove and add the butter. Stir the butter until it melts and blends into the sauce mixture.
Finally, add the vanilla essence and the cream and stir well.
Serve the sauce warm or cold with your favorite pudding, ice-cream, brownies, cake...etc.
This sauce keeps for up to 2 weeks if refrigerated.