Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

Sure, you could buy the pre-made stuff, but there’s something special about simmering sweet cream and buttery chocolate on your stovetop for the ultimate sundae topping.
April 28, 2021, 11:00am
Photo by Farideh Sadeghin

Makes 1 ½ cups|320 grams
Prep time: 10 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes


¾ cup|177 ml heavy cream
½ cup|50 grams cocoa powder
½ cup|120 grams granulated sugar
4 tablespoons|56 grams unsalted butter
2 tablespoons corn syrup
½ teaspoon kosher salt
4 ounces|115 grams semi sweet chocolate, finely chopped
½ teaspoon vanilla extract


In a small saucepan, whisk together the cream, cocoa powder, sugar, butter, corn syrup, and salt. Cook, stirring, over medium-low until the butter has melted and the mixture is smooth, then whisk in the chocolate and vanilla. Serve warm. To store, keep refrigerated and reheat as needed. Hot fudge sauce will keep, refrigerated, for up to 2 weeks.

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