Nothing compares to a hot fudge sundae! Especially when the hot fudge sauce is homemade and so rich, thick, and velvety. You’ll love this easy recipe!

Hot Fudge Sauce: so thick, rich and velvety!  I could not believe how easy it was to make this incredible ice cream topping!  food desserts chocolate

Hi again! It’s me, with another awesome addition to your recipe collection.

Hot fudge sauce!

There is something you should know about me. Confession time: I can be pretty boring when it comes to ordering desserts, especially in the summertime. Sure, I whip up all kinds of unique creations for the website. But on hot summer nights, when we go out for ice cream, I’m nothing but a one-trick pony. I almost always get the same thing, every time.

Hot Fudge Sauce: so thick, rich and velvety!  I could not believe how easy it was to make this incredible ice cream topping!  food desserts chocolate

Hot fudge sundae, man. I cannot resist.

There is just something about the contrast of cold against hot, sweet against rich, vanilla against chocolate. I’m completely powerless against the charms of a hot fudge sundae.

So when I posted that amazing no-churn vanilla ice cream last week? I had an ulterior motive all along. It was really all about the hot fudge sauce.

Can you blame me? Just look at how well they go together. These two were meant to be!

As you can see in the video below, it’s dangerously simple to make.

Just a handful of pantry staples, simmered and stirred together, yield a tall jar of magnificently thick, rich hot fudge sauce. It’ll keep for weeks in the fridge, just microwave it, 20 seconds at a time (stirring) to bring it back to velvety-warm life.

Hot Fudge Sauce: so thick, rich and velvety!  I could not believe how easy it was to make this incredible ice cream topping!  food desserts chocolate

It makes a great gift too! I know it’s early yet, but I always like to make mental note of those kinds of treats that can be tucked into Christmas stockings a few months down the line. (Have a peek at my “Homemade Gifts” category, and you’ll see what I mean!)

Although, it’d probably be pretty hard to part with, especially for a hot fudge sundae freak such as myself.

Hot Fudge Sauce: so thick, rich and velvety!  I could not believe how easy it was to make this incredible ice cream topping!  food desserts chocolate

More great summer recipes on my “Seasonal Recipes: Spring & Summer” Pinterest board!


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Hot Fudge Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Nothing compares to a hot fudge sundae!  Especially when the hot fudge sauce is homemade and so rich, thick, and velvety.  You’ll love this easy recipe!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot fudge
Servings: 16 ounces
Calories: 167 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 ounces chocolate, divided
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Place the cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa, water, salt, and half the chocolate in a small pot.
  2. Stirring occasionally, allow the mixture comes to a boil.
  3. Turn the heat down to low and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and whisk in the remaining chocolate, butter, and vanilla extract.
  5. Transfer the hot fudge sauce to a mason jar or other heat-safe vessel.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Hot Fudge Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 167 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Potassium 73mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 22g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 19g
Vitamin A 3.5%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 3.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.