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Hot Fudge Sauce

Hot Fudge Sauce

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  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes
  • Yield: About 3 pints 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Chocolate and cocoa combined with heavy cream and butter makes the best hot fudge sauce. And it’s ready in less than 15 minutes.


Units Scale

1 c salted butter at room temperature

4 oz unsweetened chocolate, roughly chopped

1 c Dutch processed cocoa

1 1/3 c sugar

2 c heavy cream

1 t salt

1 T vanilla


In a heavy saucepan over low heat, melt butter and chocolate, stirring fairly often so chocolate doesn’t burn.

Add the cocoa, sugar, and 1 1/2 c cream. Turn heat to medium low and stir constantly until lumps are gone and sauce is just heated, about 2-3 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/2 cream and mix until smooth and thick, about 1 more minute.

Remove from heat and stir in salt and vanilla. Pour into small jars and let cool. Then cover. Keeps in the refrigerator for 6-8 weeks.