Skip the store-bought fudge sauce with the questionable ingredients. Instead, make a bath of this good ole fashion Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce instead!
Okay, where are my chocolate lovers? This recipe is for you! I will admit that chocolate is one of those things that I love. If you've never made your own homemade hot fudge sauce, you're missing out. This recipe is super easy to make and tastes way better than the jarred stuff at the store. So ditch the store-bought and try making your own.
What makes this the best?
This hot fudge sauce is just like your grandma would have made to top some homemade ice cream when you would visit her on a hot summer day!
Signs of a good hot fudge sauce:
- It gets thick and a bit chewy when it's cold.
- You warm it up to pour it.
- It has a perfectly deep, rich chocolate flavor that your ice cream is begging for.
- You can vary the taste to your liking.
Don't worry; this sauce has them all.
How can you vary this recipe?
- Orange zest for a chocolate orange zing.
- Instant coffee for a little espresso love.
- Peppermint extract for a festive treat.
- Cinnamon or even some chipotle pepper powder for a bit of heat,
Play around with it, and you'll see it is perfect for so many things.
Favorite ways to use homemade hot fudge sauce:
- Top your ice cream or add it to your homemade kind of a bonus.
- Serve it drizzled over cake.
- It's perfect on top of a cheesecake.
- Use it drizzle over fruits.
- Add a spoon to your coffee for an instant mocha boost even!
So what really sets this apart from the jarred stuff?
For starters this is made with super simple ingredients.
- and can be made completely Dairy-free
Ingredients in homemade hot fudge sauce
- Palm shortening or Butter
- Chocolate Chips (I always use Enjoy Life allergy-friendly chocolate chips.)
- Milk of Choice
- Powdered Sugar (Make sure your powdered sugar is grain-free if avoiding grains. Wholesome Brand is what I use)
Storing Hot Fudge
When you want to store the hot fudge sauce later, place it in an airtight container in the fridge. I prefer a glass mason jar for this. The fudge sauce will last up to about two months in the refrigerator. (If you don't eat it all before then).
Reheating Hot Fudge
To reheat the hot fudge, place in the microwave and on in 15-second intervals until warmed to desired temperature, making sure to stir between each interval.
More Frozen Treats
- Strawberry Sorbet
- Homemade Orange Sherbet
- Berry Melon Popsicle's
- Homemade Classic Vanilla Ice Cream
- Homemade Dairy-Free Vanilla Ice Cream
Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
- ¼ C Palm Shortening or Butter
- 1 C Chocolate Chips
- 1 ½ C Powdered Sugar
- 2/4 C Milk of Choice
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- Combine all of the ingredients except the vanilla into a pot over medium heat and stir until everything is melted and combined.
- Increase the heat to medium-high just until it starts to simmer and let it simmer for about 1-2 minutes. You will see the mixture start to thicken.
- Once the mixture starts to thicken, remove it from the heat and stir in the vanilla.
- Allow the mixture to cool for about 5-10 minutes. (It will thicken more as it cools).
- Transfer to your container to store for later or enjoy over your favorite things!
Originally Posted 08/30/2019