Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 1
| Last Updated on October 17, 2023
Instantly give your ice cream an upgrade with this homemade hot fudge sauce. Decadently thick, shiny and fudgy, it’s the perfect chocolate touch to any dessert.
Utensils Dessert
Globe New American
8
ingredients
7
steps
13
minutes
Giselle is a recipe developer and content creator that loves all things sweet and savory. She runs her own food blog, The Busy Spatula, and her work has been featured on Yahoo!, Marvel Studios and the Kitchn.

Ingredients

Servings:
4
2 tbsp
unsalted butter
3/4 cup(s)
heavy whipping cream
1/3 cup(s)
golden syrup or light corn syrup
1/4 cup(s)
dark brown sugar
1/4 tsp
fine sea salt
6 oz
dark chocolate, chopped, see notes
1/3 cup(s)
Dutch-process cocoa powder, see notes
1 tsp
vanilla extract
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Directions 7 steps | 13 Minutes

Step 1

In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the butter, heavy cream, corn syrup, brown sugar and salt.

Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe: In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add the butter, heavy cream, corn syrup, brown sugar and salt.
Step 2

Bring the mixture to a simmer. Simmer while stirring for 2 minutes.

Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe: Bring the mixture to a simmer.
Step 3

Add the dark chocolate and stir until melted, about 1-2 minutes.

Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe: 
Add the dark chocolate and stir until melted, about 1-2 minutes.
Step 4

Once the chocolate melts, turn off the heat and whisk in the cocoa powder. Whisk until no lumps remain.

Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe: Once the chocolate melts, turn off the heat and whisk in the cocoa powder.
Step 5

Turn on the heat back to low and simmer while whisking constantly until the sauce is glossy, less than 1 minute.

Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe: Turn on the heat back to low and simmer while whisking constantly until the sauce is glossy, less than 1 minute.
Step 6

Turn off the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.

Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe: Turn off the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract.
Step 7

Serve over ice cream or any other dessert. Enjoy!

Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe: Serve over ice cream or any other dessert.

Notes:

  • It is important to use high-quality chocolate and Dutch-process cocoa powder for a decadent hot fudge sauce. 
  • Store the hot fudge sauce in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave in 15-second intervals until melted and glossy. 
  • Packaged in a pretty jar, hot fudge sauce is a great hostess or holiday gift.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
595
FAT
41 g
PROTEIN
6.1 g
CARBS
56.1 g
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Kimiko S.

Kimiko

23 Sep 2022

No more store-bought awful fake "fudge" sauce. This was a snap to make and uber-delish!

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