Let’s just put this stuff on everything, shall we?

Hot Fudge // Warm Vanilla Sugar

Whether we’re putting it on traditional stuff like ice cream and milkshakes….

Hot Fudge

…or making pie or brownies with it.

Hot fudge for President. Hot fudge for life.

Hot Fudge

And it’s just in time for the weekend. Because weekends are the time to indulge in all the things you love in life. And I love hot fudge.

Hot Fudge

This is my favorite recipe for hot fudge. It’s perfectly thick and chewy when it’s on ice cream and when it’s on its own, it’s smooth and rich. AWESOME!

Hot Fudge

Hot Fudge

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 cup


  • 2 tbsp Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
  • 3oz (75g) 70% dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. Stir together cocoa powder, sugar, corn syrup, cream, salt and half of the chopped chocolate in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring, until chocolate is melted. Cook sauce at a low boil, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat and add the remaining chocolate. Let sit for a minute, before stirring in the vanilla extract and stirring everything together until smooth.
  3. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  4. Store in the refrigerator.


Recipe adapted from The Sugar Hit

Cooled sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Reheat over low heat, stirring.


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22 Responses to Hot Fudge

  1. Hand me a straw, please! I’d drink this up in no time! 🙂

  2. It’s seven in the morning where I live and I’m literally drooling over my keyboard! This looks amazing.

  3. Oh my, now I just need an entire pint of ice cream to pour this on and then devour!

  4. This is soooo dangeous, because if I can make this at home, I’ll totally find myself eating it out of the jar by the spoonful. Pinning, because it’s worth the risk! 🙂

  5. YES. I friggin’ love hot fudge. I’ve been known to order ice cream and just eat the parts with the hot fudge, lol.

  6. Anne says:

    Omg yassssss why can’t I just drink it with a straw???

  7. Bobby DoTube says:

    This is intoxicating! lol love it

  8. Mmm – that homemade hot fudge looks so creamy and chocolatey – definitely gotta try it out!! 🙂

  9. Sabrina says:

    Looks like a great hot fudge recipe!

  10. Hot Fudge is my all time favorite ice cream topping. The homemade version wins over store purchased, no contest! (Admittedly, I do not have issues consuming the store purchased hot fudge as well.)

  11. Yummy! I love hot fudge topping! I cannot wait to try this recipe.

  12. I cannot get enough of this stuff. I LOVE hot fudge! I mean… what’s not to love right?! I haven’t made the homemade version yet, but I can’t wait to try this one!

  13. I’ve never made my own hot fudge, I’ll definitely have to try this out, it looks amazing!

  14. YES YES YES. and I agree, put it on EVERYTHING

  15. Delicious! Love this recipe!

  16. Yessss and i have all the ingredients in my house right now! I had fudge from a jar yesterday on my ice cream … but DAMN I am ready to make my own now… ! Hot fudge for president, prime minister, king and queen! XO

  17. Joanne says:

    I think I need to make this and pour it in my coffee every morning!!

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