Indulge in the velvety goodness of homemade chocolate spread, the perfect accompaniment to bread, pancakes, waffles, or as a filling for pastries and desserts. This delightful spread is easy to make and can be customized to suit your taste preferences. By creating your own chocolate spread, you can control the ingredients, ensuring a healthier and more delicious treat for you and your loved ones.
A double boiler or a bowl that is heatproof on a saucepan
Electric mixer or hand whisk
Airtight container for storage
Melt the Chocolate
Fill the bottom of the double boiler with water, making sure it doesn’t touch the top pan. On a medium heat, you should bring the water to a simmer. Place the chocolate chips or chopped chocolate in the top pan and allow it to melt gently. If using a heatproof bowl, place it over a saucepan with a small amount of simmering water. Try to stir it a little bit until the chocolate becomes completely smooth and melted too.
Cream the Butter and Sugar
In a separate bowl, cream the softened butter and powdered sugar using an electric mixer or hand whisk until it becomes light and fluffy.
Incorporate Cocoa Powder
Add the unsweetened cocoa powder to the butter-sugar mixture and mix until it forms a smooth and consistent paste.
Combine Chocolate and Cocoa Mixture
Pour the melted chocolate into the cocoa-butter mixture, blending them together with the electric mixer or whisk until well combined.
Add Heavy Cream
Gradually pour the heavy cream into the mixture, continuing to mix until the spread reaches a creamy, spreadable consistency.
Add Vanilla and Salt
Stir in the pure vanilla extract and a pinch of salt to enhance the chocolate flavor.
If your chocolate spread is too thick, add a little more heavy cream, one tablespoon at a time, until it reaches your desired consistency.
Taste and Adjust
Taste the chocolate spread and adjust the sweetness or chocolate intensity by adding more powdered sugar or cocoa powder, if necessary.
Transfer to Container
Once you achieve the perfect balance of flavors, transfer the homemade chocolate spread to a clean, airtight container.
Making your own homemade chocolate spread is a rewarding experience that guarantees a delectable treat for any occasion. Whether you spread it on bread for breakfast or use it as a delightful dip for snacks, this versatile chocolate spread is sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it. Enjoy the creamy, chocolaty goodness and savor the joy of creating something delicious from scratch in your own kitchen.