You’ve Found a Golden Ticket! Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Sauce: Official Recipe Not Just “Pure Imagination”

Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Sauce over Banana Ice Cream

 “Hold your breath. Make a wish. Count to three… Come with me, and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination. Take a look, and you’ll see into your imagination.”


1⁄2 cup half-and-half

1 cup sugar

2 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped

2 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped

8 tbsp. butter

2 egg yolks, lightly beaten

The Chocolate Waterfall


Heat half-and-half and sugar together in a heavy saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring until sugar dissolves. Add chocolates and butter and whisk until smooth. Set aside to let cool briefly.

Stir in egg yolks and cook over low heat for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Set aside to let cool slightly. Serve over cake, brownies, fruit or ice cream.


Mr. Willy Wonka

“If you want to view paradise

Simply look around and view it

Anything you want to, do it

Wanna change the world?

There’s nothing to it”


3 Comments Add yours

  1. Bill says:

    just 2 days ago I was talking to a friend in Cardiff, Wales. He told me of his work collegue who’s parents were Norwegian, but lived in Cardiff. They knew Roald Dhal who was born in Cardiff. So, as a fan of his, I am happy to know I am just 4 degrees from the writer. Also, just 5 degrees from Wili Wonka, and 6 from Johnny Depp and 7 from . . . Anyway, more seriously, good post, Chef Lana, but one heck of a coincidence and just a week apart.


    1. Thank you, Bill! Yes it is and how exciting! Seems many greats hail from Wales. Roald Dahl has always been a personal favorite & Willy Wonka, well, is Willy Wonka! one of the best! Thanks so much for your wonderfully informative comment–as always!


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