A decadent rich homemade and easy hot fudge sauce that can be ready in 10 minutes or less.So with below zero freezing temperatures outside in Boston, I’ve been holed up inside in my kitchen. Which of course is no complaint for myself. So I was working on a second gooey bar recipe after making this one, and it was an utter failure. So I threw the whole gooey mess in the trash and decided I need to whip up a quick and delicious dessert.
Homemade hot fudge.
Chocolate. 10 minutes. Perfection.
Have you ever made your own hot fudge? It’s first of all quick. Yes 10 minutes is all you need. It’s all made in one pot on your stove. So easy peasy. #dessertdone I actually grew up thinking I hated hot fudge. I know, what was I thinking? I avoided hot fudge sundaes at all costs. I cringed when my mom would order one at the local ice cream shop.
What I didn’t realize was I hated chocolate sauce. You know the kind. I thought hot fudge sauce and chocolate sauce out of a squeeze bottle were the same thing. Not. Even. Close. Hot fudge is rich, pure chocolate heaven that is warm and thick and Oh. My. God. over icecream. Just let me faint now.
So since I missed out on hot fudge sundaes my whole life clearly it’s time to make up for it.
This hot fudge sauce is great as a gift. If you’re willing to part. It’s ok if you don’t and keep it all for yourself. I won’t judge. I’ve even made a festive peppermint version for co-workers before. Just simply add in a teaspoon of peppermint extract.
You can make this a week ahead of time as well. Just store in an airtight container. And simply reheat before drizzling over your icecream!
Ingredients You May Need to Buy:
- Heavy Cream
- Corn Syrup
- Good quality bittersweet chocolate (remember chocolate is the star here so use good quality, I used Ghirardelli)
Ingredients you probably have on hand:
- Brown sugar (I used light, dark would work as well)
- Cocoa powder (again good quality is key, I used natural but dutch process works too)
Cost of Recipe: $5.90/recipe, $2.95 per 8 oz jar. I filled two 8-ounce jars or 2 cups total. So for less than $6 you have quality homemade hot fudge sauce! #winning
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10 Minute Hot Fudge Sauce
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 ounces 2/3 cup fine-quality bittersweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Bring cream, corn syrup, sugar, cocoa, salt, and half of chocolate to a boil in a 1 to 1 1/2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring, until chocolate is melted. Reduce heat and cook at a low boil, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes, then remove from heat. Add butter, vanilla, and remaining chocolate and stir until smooth. Cool sauce to warm before serving.