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Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe (5-minutes)

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Next time you need hot fudge for an ice cream sundae, to pour over chocolate cake, or to use in a recipe, whip up a batch of this easy to make homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe. Ready in just minutes, this rich chocolate sauce is made with simple ingredients like sugar, cocoa, cream, butter, and semi-sweet chocolate.

pouring hot fudge over vanilla ice cream in a white bowl.

Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

We may never buy hot fudge sauce from the store again! It really only takes a few minutes and 6 ingredients to make this warm chocolate sauce from scratch and it tastes absolutely amazing.
Check out these recipes for more chocolate dessert goodness: Chocolate Blackout Cookies | Snickers Cake Recipe | Nutter Butter Brownies | Best Chocolate Cake Recipe | Instant Pot Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

The Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe (the exact measurements and full recipe instructions are below in the easy to print recipe card):
  • Heavy cream – it is important to use heavy cream in this recipe and not milk for the right consistency and flavor.
  • Unsalted butter – we use unsalted butter since the amount of salt in butter can vary. If you prefer to use salted butter, simply omit the salt in this recipe.
  • Granulated sugar
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate bar – use semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate for the best flavor.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder – the cocoa powder gives the hot fudge sauce an even richer chocolate flavor.
ingredients to make Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe.

How to Make Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

To a small saucepan, add the cream, unsalted butter, sugar, and salt. Place over medium heat and cook until the butter is melted and the mixture begins to simmer, stirring frequently.

butter, sugar, and cream in a saucepan.

Simmer for one minute, then reduce the heat to low and add the chocolate; stir well until melted.

adding chopped chocolate to the heated cream mixture.

Remove the fudge from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder. Return to the heat and cook on low for about 30 seconds while whisking until smooth.

whisking cocoa powder into the sauce.
Pour the hot fudge into a bowl to serve, or a jar with a lid to store in the refrigerator.
homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe in a jar.

How to Store Leftovers

Keep the leftovers from the Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe in an airtight food storage container or a jar with a lid. Reheat in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave, heating in 30-second intervals and stirring well between each interval.
Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe.

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Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

Published By Jill
Next time you need hot fudge for an ice cream sundae, to pour over chocolate cake, or to use in a recipe, whip up a batch of this easy to make homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe. Ready in just minutes, this rich chocolate sauce is made with simple ingredients like sugar, cocoa, cream, butter, and semi-sweet chocolate.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate bar finely chopped
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Instructions
 

  • To a small saucepan, add the cream, unsalted butter, sugar, and salt. Place over medium heat and cook until the butter is melted and the mixture begins to simmer, stirring frequently.
  • Simmer for one minute, then reduce the heat to low and add the chocolate; stir well until melted.
  • Remove the fudge from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder. Return to the heat and cook on low for about 30 seconds while whisking until smooth.
  • Pour the hot fudge into a bowl to serve, or a jar with a lid to store in the refrigerator.
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Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe on Pinterest.

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