Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Susan Vega // Savor Your Saturday


September 18  

This thick and smooth hot fudge sauce is made with only four simple ingredients. This decadent sauce will be on your go-to list of family fun recipes. It’s easy to make and very chocolaty, without using actual chocolate. It’s not melted chocolate, but cocoa powder that is in the recipe—I love this since I always have cocoa powder on hand. You’ll never want store-bought again after making your own hot fudge in under ten minutes. The hot fudge sauce is thick, rich, fudgy, and very chocolaty, but not overly sweet. Serve over ice cream, brownies, cookies, waffles, pancakes, cakes, or strawberries. 


  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cane sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream


In a heavy-bottomed sauce pan, combine all ingredients over medium heat. Whisking constantly, cook until thoroughly combined and hot. Let cool slightly before pouring over ice cream. Any leftovers may be stored in a tightly closed jar and refrigerated. Reheat before using again. 


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