The Best Hot Fudge Sauce

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


  • 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


  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.

Recipe Notes

  • *If you are a serious chocolate lover and want some extra decadence, feel free to use bittersweet chocolate. 
  • Recipe source: adapted from Epicurious