Hot Fudge Sauce

Hot Fudge Sauce

homemade hot fudge @createdbydiane

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 needs 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 cocoa 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!

Now, hot fudge isn’t just GREAT on a spoon, it’s perfect over ice cream, or drizzled over fruit, It tastes great over a cake like this Banana Split Cake!



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.

I shared this photo on Instagram. Are you on Instagram? I’m HERE, leave me a link to yours so I can follow you too. Instagram is my favorite social networking site, what’s yours?

And don’t forget fudge like this is great layered in between cake, and well I could go on all day about how delicious it is.

Use good quality chocolate for the best results. In the recipe, I tell you exactly what chocolates I use and the flavor is fantastic!

 Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

If you like ice cream as much as me this Brownie Ice Cream Cake is super fun.

You may also love my Hot Fudge Sundae Cookies, they are super cute too!

and these…

hot fudge sundae cupcakes from

Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes


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3.50 from 4 votes

How to make Hot Fudge Sauce


  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 oz Ghirardelli 60 % Cocoa Chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  • In a medium saucepan, bring heavy cream, corn syrup, sugar, cocoa, salt 3 oz. chocolate chips to a boil over medium heat.
  • Stir until chocolate has melted.
  • Cook on low for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, stir in the remaining 3 oz. chocolate chips, butter, and vanilla.
  • Stir until smooth.
  • Serve hot or pour into a canning jar and cool before placing the lid on top.
  • Refrigerate after it has cooled.
  • Heat before serving if you want a smooth pouring sauce or spread on at room temperature for a thick fudge like frosting or filling.





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homemade hot fudge sauce recipe from @createdbydiane

*recipe slightly adapted from Epicurious



  1. 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. 5 stars
    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. 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. 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. 3 stars
    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.

    1. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Sorry I can’t help you with another recipe, I’ve been making this one for a while.

  6. 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.

  7. How much sauce does a batch of this homemade sauce yield? I’ve looked over the recipe but I don’t see anything. I may have missed it but so far can’t find it. Thanks

    1. I put it in a 16 oz glass jar, but it doesn’t quite fill it. So about 12 oz is my estimation.

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