The Best Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

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Felicia Daniels Modified: March 21, 2022
The Best Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

How To Make The Best Hot Fudge Sauce

Here’s the perfect pair for countless desserts! This hot fudge sauce made with heavy cream, corn syrup, and chocolate chips, takes 5 minutes to prep.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 13 minutes



  • cupheavy cream
  • ½cuplight corn syrup
  • cuppacked dark or light brown sugar
  • ¼cupunsweetened cocoa powder
  • tspsalt
  • 5ozsemi-sweet chocolate,finely chopped, divided
  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • 1tspvanilla extract


  1. In a 1½ quart saucepan combine cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and 3 ounces of chocolate.

  2. Bring mixture to a light boil over medium heat, reduce heat and let simmer for about 5 minutes stirring frequently.

  3. Remove from heat, add in the remaining 2 ounces chocolate, butter, and vanilla extract, then stir until smooth. Let cool to warm.

  4. Serve over ice cream. Sauce can be store in an airtight container in a refrigerator for 1 week. Reheat before serving.


  • Calories: 1079.36kcal
  • Fat: 63.78g
  • Saturated Fat: 39.01g
  • Trans Fat: 0.47g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 19.02g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.25g
  • Carbohydrates: 143.17g
  • Fiber: 8.16g
  • Sugar: 130.19g
  • Protein: 6.86g
  • Cholesterol: 139.22mg
  • Sodium: 246.92mg
  • Calcium: 122.88mg
  • Potassium: 521.56mg
  • Iron: 3.91mg
  • Vitamin A: 423.19µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.48mg
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