Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

By Eat More Chocolate Team  ,     

April 16, 2015

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This weekend, I needed hot fudge sauce for a recipe that I was photographing and decided to forgo the jar in my fridge and make my own. I rolled up my sleeves and took a walk down memory lane that was full of chocolate, caramel, whipped cream and maraschino cherries. What resulted is a fabulously decadent hot fudge sauce that will have you thinking you can open your own ice cream parlour.

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • 5 mins

    10 mins

    15 mins

  • Yields: 2 Cups


In a medium, heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa, salt, and half of the chocolate. Bring the mixture to a boil. stirring until the chocolate pieces are completely melted.

Reduce heat and cook at a low boil, stirring occasionally, for about five minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and add in butter, vanilla, and remaining chocolate and stirring until smooth. Allow the sauce to cool down before serving.


This recipe can be easily adapted to create new flavors. I added in 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract which yielded a subtle, smooth, minty flavor. I think orange extract would also be excellent.

To store, cool sauce completely and chill in an airtight container within the refrigerator for up to one week.

Source: http://www.mybakingaddiction.com/homemade-hot-fudge-sauce/


2/3 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar

1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

6 oz quality bittersweet chocolate (not unsweetened), finely chopped

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract