Thick, creamy, decadent and ready in 10 minutes, this easy homemade chocolate hot fudge sauce is so scrumptious you may never want to buy it at the store again!Thick, creamy, decadent and ready in 10 minutes, this easy homemade chocolate hot fudge sauce is so scrumptious you may never want to buy it at the store again!
It’s the middle of summer, it’s extremely HOT in Oregon this week, with temps expected to reach 108-110 degrees. However… we do have some yummy ice cream in the freezer!

We also have this amazing, thick Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce ready to drizzle on the ice cream, so it’s all GOOD! We may be HOT, but at least we will have a smile on our faces!

This recipe for homemade hot fudge sauce is a keeper, folks… fudge-y, creamy… and ready in under 10 minutes!  I’m NOT kidding… it tastes amazing!  Here’s how you can make this decadent sauce at home, rather than buying it at the local grocery store!

How To Make Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

In a large saucepan, bring the whipping cream, corn syrup, dark brown sugar, salt, and HALF of the finely chopped chocolate to a boil over medium heat.

Stir often, until all the chocolate has melted. Reduce the heat under the pan and simmer (a low boil) for 5 minutes. While cooking, make sure to stir the mixture frequently to prevent scorching.

Whipping cream, brown sugar and chocolate for fudge sauce, in saucepan

Remove the pan from the heat. Add butter, vanilla extract and the rest of the chocolate to the pan.

Stir the hot fudge sauce until the chocolate is smooth and lump-free. Let the hot fudge sauce cool just a bit before serving.

Butter and chocolate added to hot fudge sauce in pan

Spoon the hot fudge sauce over ice cream, cake, or even drizzled on top of dessert crepes!  It tastes soooo good!

Homemade hot fudge sauce served over vanilla ice cream in dish

Storing Hot Fudge Sauce

Store the unused sauce in a covered jar or container with a lid for up to a week in the refrigerator. Once the sauce has been refrigerated, it will thicken considerably.

How To Reheat Hot Fudge Sauce Once It Has Been Refrigerated

When ready to use it again, remove the thick hot fudge sauce from the refrigerator.  The sauce can either be cooked in a saucepan on the stove, or in a microwave.

  • TO MICROWAVE: Place the amount you will be using in the microwave (in a microwave-safe container). Re-heat hot fudge sauce for 10-15 seconds on high setting. Give it a stir. If it needs just a bit more time, place it back in microwave for a few seconds.
  • TO REHEAT ON STOVE: The hot fudge sauce can also be reheated in a small saucepan on your stovetop using low heat.

Spoonful of thick hot fudge sauce, over a glass jar

Spoon some of the hot fudge sauce over ice cream, cake, or whatever you want to top with it!

My favorite way to use this thick, delicious sauce is to top homemade vanilla ice cream with it! Oh YUM.

Hot fudge sauce as topping for ice cream

This homemade hot fudge sauce is so delicious, thick and fudgy, you might be tempted to grab a spoon and eat it straight out of the jar! NOT that I would know anything about that, of course… wink, wink!.

This recipe is most definitely going into my “keeper” file!  Hope you will give it a try – I just KNOW you’re gonna love it, too!

If you are interested in a couple other delicious dessert sauces to serve over ice cream, you might want to try these:

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Recipe Adapted From: https://www.averiecooks.com/2013/04/10-minute-homemade-hot-fudge-html

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

Thick, creamy, decadent and ready in 10 minutes, this easy homemade chocolate hot fudge sauce is so scrumptious you may never want to buy it at the store again!

Category: Dessert Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade hot fudge sauce
Servings: 16 (2 cups-2 Tablespoons per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 160 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar , packed
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (can also use dark or bittersweet), finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In a large saucepan, bring whipping cream, corn syrup, dark brown sugar, salt, and HALF of the finely chopped chocolate to a boil over medium heat. Stir often until chocolate has melted. Reduce the heat under the pan and simmer (a low boil) for 5 minutes, making sure to stir the mixture frequently to prevent scorching.
  2. Remove pan from the heat. Add butter, vanilla extract and the rest of the chocolate. Stir until chocolate is smooth and lump-free. Let the hot fudge sauce cool just a bit before serving.
  3. Store the unused sauce in a covered jar or container with a lid for up to a week in the refrigerator. Once refrigerated, the sauce will thicken considerably. When ready to use it again, place the amount you will be using in the microwave (in a microwave-safe container) and re-heat for 10-15 seconds. The sauce can also be reheated on your stovetop. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 Tablespoons)
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 61mg3%
Potassium 94mg3%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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