The Best Hot Fudge Sauce

08.02.2017

This is the Best Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe! It’s deliciously rich and creamy and it has a deep decadent chocolate flavor. Definitely a recipe you’ll want to keep on file.

Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

My Favorite Hot Fudge Recipe!

This summer I’ve made this hot fudge sauce three times so that means it’s due time that I share the recipe.

It’s my favorite hot fudge sauce recipe! It’s so easy to make and it’s a thousand times better than the store bought stuff, there’s just no comparison.

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It’s deliciously rich, velvety smooth, and perfectly chocolatey. In other words, before summers up I hope you’ll have made it at least once. It just makes ice cream that much better.

I mean how could this not be good? It’s made with all the best things. Chocolate. Cocoa powder. Cream. Butter. Sugar. I’m sold.

Hot Fudge ingredients in a saucepan before cooking.

Ingredients You’ll Need for This Recipe

  • Heavy cream
  • Light corn syrup
  • Brown sugar
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate
  • Unsalted butter
  • Vanilla

Hot Fudge Sauce

How to Make Hot Fudge Sauce

  • In a 1 1/2 quart saucepan combine cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa powder, salt and 3 oz. of the chocolate.
  • Bring mixture to a light boil over medium heat, reduce heat and let simmer, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add in remaining 2 oz. chocolate, butter and vanilla extract and stir until smooth. Let cool to warm. Serve over ice cream.

Let it Cool to Thicken

When the chocolate sauce is just finished it will be fairly runny (and incredibly hot!) so let it cool until it has a thicker consistency. Then bring on ice cream and load on the hot fudge sauce!

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Can I Make it Richer?

If you are a seriously chocolate lover and want some extra decadence feel free to use bittersweet chocolate. I don’t like it too strong so I stick with semi-sweet.

It’s got just enough chocolatey power that it won’t overwhelm vanilla or strawberry ice cream.

How Long Does it Store For?

Then if you are lucky enough to have some leftover just refrigerate it (sneak a few spoonfuls here and there) and reheat it within a week for another treat.

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More Ways to Use Hot Fudge Sauce

  • Stir in to hot milk or water to make hot cocoa.
  • Drizzle over cakes and pies.
  • Dip graham crackers in it.
  • Stir it into morning oatmeal for some decadence.

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The Best Hot Fudge Sauce

This is the Best Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe! It's deliciously rich and creamy and it has a deep decadent chocolate flavor. Definitely a recipe you'll want to keep on file. Makes about 2 cups.

Course: Sauce
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Hot Fudge Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 223 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup (155ml) heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup (70g) packed dark or light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (25g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 5 oz semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped, divided
  • 2 Tbsp (28g) unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. In a 1 1/2 quart saucepan combine cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa powder, salt and 3 oz. of the chocolate.

  2. Bring mixture to a light boil over medium heat, reduce heat and let simmer, stirring frequently, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat, add in remaining 2 oz. chocolate, butter and vanilla extract and stir until smooth. Let cool to warm. Serve over ice cream.

  4. Sauce can be store in an airtight container in refrigerator for 1 week. Reheat before serving.

  5. Recipe source: adapted from Gourmet

Nutrition Facts
The Best Hot Fudge Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Potassium 139mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 21g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 6.1%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 7.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

3 comments

  • mwanaharus: nice and sweet need more November 24, 2017 at 2:59am Reply

  • Sadie Lunt: It looks so yummy. I will try make it tomorrow. Thank for share. August 3, 2017 at 7:48pm Reply

  • Paige Flamm: This sauce looks amazing! I need it in my life!

    Paige August 3, 2017 at 9:28am Reply

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