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Hot Fudge Sauce – Ice Cream Topping

Easy to make hot fudge sauce a simple recipe with out fancy ingredients.

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Easy Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

A thick fudgy chocolate sauce that is smooth and simple to make. This recipe uses ingredients that you already have on hand like cocoa powder, sweetened condensed milk and light corn syrup.

Hot fudge sauce makes the best ice cream sundaes. Poor sauce over vanilla ice cream & top with your favorite ice cream toppings.

Serve hot fudge sauce with pancakes, cakes, crepes or chocolaty drinks like hot chocolate and cafe mocha.

Chocolate Fudge Sauce on Pancakes – Photo by Yulia Khlebnikova on Unsplash

What Everyone Loves About This Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

  • Easy hot fudge sauce: Simple Ingredients and easy to make in many flavors of chocolate sauce with just one recipe.
  • Hot fudge & peanut butter cup sauce sundae bar: Start a new family tradition with your kids for birthdays and holidays. Make hot fudge and add ½ cups of chopped peanut butter cups for a double chocolate peanut butter cup fudge sauce.
  • Peanut butter hot fudge sauce: Add 1 tablespoon of your favorite creamy peanut butter in the 3rd step below. Mix and enjoy a creamy peanut butter chocolate sauce. A favorite topping for ice cream.
  • Spreadable thick semi-sweet chocolate sauce: Add ½ cups of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the 3rd step of this recipe. Whisk chips into hot mixture with butter until completely melted before cooling. Make a Nutella flavored spread by adding a little hazelnut flavoring.
Cup of hot coco with fudge sauce – Photo by Aliona Gumeniuk on Unsplash

How to make hot fudge sauce

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1 – MIX INGREDIENTS

Add unsweetened cocoa powder and white sugar in a small heavy saucepan. Combined milk and syrup together. Mix into the coco powder and sugar in the small sauce pan.

2 – COOK THE SAUCE

On stove top, bring the coco mixture to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring continuously. Cook for 1 min and remove from heat.

3 – ADD BUTTER & VANILLA

Cut cold unsalted butter into 1″ or cubes. Stir cold butter cubes into hot chocolate mixture until blended. Add vanilla extract and mix well. Fudge sauce will thicken as it cools.

4 – COOL SAUCE

Poor hot fudge sauce into a shallow dish and cover it with plastic wrap. Seal out any air bubbles so the sauce does not get a skin on top. Let it cool to room temperature before refrigerating.

Sifting cocoa powder – Photo by Sorin Gheorghita on Unsplash

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS

Refrigerate and keep the sauce in an airtight container, it will stay good for a long time (up to 3 weeks).

WHAT TO SERVE WITH HOT FUDGE ICE CREAM SAUCE

A great way to serve hot fudge sauce is over a scoop of ice cream or one of my favorite desserts a banana split. Add sliced bananas, ice cream, whipped cream, fudge sauce and chopped nuts. Go for that cherry on top if you need a little something extra.

Fudge sauce on chocolate creamsicle – Photo by Anshu A on Unsplash

HOW TO MAKE AHEAD AND FREEZE:

To make ahead: Prepare hot fudge sauce and store in an airtight container in your fridge. Hot fudge sauce will last up to 3 weeks ahead of time. Warm up over the stove or in the microwave. If using the microwave be sure to stir the fudge sauce every 30 seconds so it does not burn.

To freeze: Let the hot fudge cool completely before storing it in a freezer safe container or bag. To thaw frozen fudge sauce: place the frozen container in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat on the stove in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. For a microwave place in a microwavable safe bowl, be sure to stir every 15-30 seconds.

Latte with Hot Fudge Sauce topped with whipped cream – Photo by Anna Bratiychuk on Unsplash

Tools Guide

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  • medium sauce pan
  • fine mesh sifter
  • wire whisk
  • medium mixing bowl
  • measuring cups & spoons

Ingredient List

  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • white sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • light corn syrup
  • unsalted butter
  • vanilla extract
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Easy Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

Recipe by Angela – blueboxrecipe.comCourse: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

16

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes

Easy to make hot fudge sauce with coco powder and sweetened condensed milk is a thick smooth sauce. Serve drizzled over ice cream, pancakes, cakes, crepes or make hot chocolate over a cup of warm or cold milk.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Hershey’s cocoa

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • ¾ cup evaporated milk

  • ⅓ cup light corn syrup

  • ⅓ cup butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Directions

  • Sift unsweetened cocoa powder into a medium heavy sauce pan.
  • Add white sugar, blend together.
  • Mix milk and corn syrup into the cocoa powder mixture.
  • Bring the coco mixture to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring continuously. Cook for 1 minute, don’t stop stirring.
  • Remove from heat, stir in butter and vanilla until mixed.

Notes

  • How many servings in 2 cups of fudge sauce? Serving size = 2 tablespoons. There are 16 servings in 2 cups of fudge sauce.
  • How to store: Cool fudge sauce completely before storing. Refrigerate and keep the sauce in an airtight container, up to 3 weeks. Cool fudge sauce completely before storing in the fridge.
  • How to freeze: Let the hot fudge cool completely before storing it in a freezer safe container or bag. Hot fudge sauce will stay good for up to 3 months in the freezer.
  • How to thaw and reheat: Frozen fudge sauce: place the frozen container in the refrigerator overnight. Reheat on the stove in a medium saucepan over medium low heat, stirring constantly. For a microwave place in a microwavable safe bowl, be sure to stir every 15-30 seconds.
  • How much does this recipe make: Recipe makes 2 cups of hot fudge sauce.

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