How to make Hot Fudge Sauce

How to make Hot Fudge Sauce @createdbydiane #food #recipe #chocolate

Tell me you like HOT FUDGE SAUCE as much as I do.

Really no ice cream sundae would exist without it, if I had anything to say.

I’m not sure the first time I ever had hot fudge sauce, but I certainly know my life is better for knowing it well.

I made my first batch of hot fudge sauce the other day and….the jar was empty before I knew it. I whipped up another batch to finish what I was working on, which I will tell you about soon.

I am now dreaming of other ways to enjoy hot fudge sauce. Do you have a favorite? Please share it with, I’m thinking three servings a day of this stuff will be a good balance.

Yep, it’s my opinion that everyone need hot fudge sauce….and it’s super easy to make.

I’m thinking this on top of a tray of brownies next, are you with me?

hot fudge


I even think I see it smiling back at me!

This is a quick and easy recipe and I have made many batches of this Hot Fudge Sauce. I really like the flavor of the dutch process coco and the 60% cacao chocolate together.





Hot Fudge Sauce @createdbydiane

Hot or cold, hot fudge is yummy! This recipe made 2 cups.

Hot Fudge Sauce @createdbydiane


This hot fudge sauce is so rich and creamy!


3.5 from 4 reviews
How to make Hot Fudge Sauce
  • ⅔ cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz ghiradelli 60 % Cocoa Chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. In medium saucepan, bring heavy cream, corn syrup, sugar, coocoa, salt 3 oz. chocolate chips to a boil over medium heat.
  2. Stir until chocolate has melted.
  3. Cook on low for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in the remaining 3 oz. chocolate chips, butter, and vanilla.
  5. Stir until smooth.
  6. Serve hot or pour into a canning jar and cool before placing lid on top.
  7. Refrigerate after it has cooled.
  8. Heat before serving if you want a smooth pouring sauce or spread on at room temperature for a thick fudge like frosting or filling.



Hot Fudge Sauce @createdbydiane

When I got down to the end of the jar of course I had a spoonful or two, quality control….it’s tough, but I got it done.

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*recipe slightly adapted from Epicurious

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  1. 5

    Sol says

    Diane! I’m from Argentina, and believe it or not over here we’re big big fans hahaha, I already follow you on instagram! Mine is sowkersten <3

  2. 9


    This looks absolutely evil. Seriously. And you had to go and put Ghiradelli chocolate in it. I like the way you think, ma’am.

  3. 11


    I’ve made chocolate syrup before, the kind you use for making chocolate milk, but never a nice thick hot fudge, this looks fabulous!

  4. 16


    Diane my SIL makes chocolate sauce and also cans it! I can’t recall the instructions at the moment; but I’m sure if you check out either on line or your local Extension Service you could figure it out… this way making a larger batch to keep longer or use for gifts! Just a thought. Looks yummy…

  5. 21

    Sharon says

    I’ve never seen brown sugar or corn syrup used for Hot Fudge before. The other ingredients I have. Is this the kind when u put on ice cream it gets Super thick?? Thanks Diane. If not does anyone have that one using heavy cream, sugar, vanilla, chocolate chips Ghirardelli of course, semi-sweet and milk chocolate?? I think that was it. I know corn syrup and brown sugar wasn’t on it.

    • 22

      Diane says

      This is nice and thick. The brown sugar gives it a great taste and I can’t rave enough about this recipe. It’s a favorite :) Sorry I can’t help you with another recipe, I’ve been making this one for a while.

  6. 24

    Julie Plummer says

    I just finished making this to give as gifts for a couple of friends for Christmas. It filled two half pint jars nicely with a little left over (and I had all I could do to not sit down with a spoon and finish it off!) This stuff is awesome! I need to go to the store and buy some more chocolate so I can match a batch for home. It’s delicious. The only thing I did different (and it wasn’t on purpose) was my cocoa powder was Hershey’s Special Dark. No problem there I love dark chocolate.


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