It’s been years since I’ve had a hot fudge sundae. Two? Three years? It likely came in a waxed cardboard cup from Baskin-Robbins. Inexplicably, the other night I was craving one.
“Where are you going to get a hot fudge sundae?” my husband asked. There’s not an ice cream shop anywhere nearby. “The stuff at the store all has high fructose corn syrup.” (Here, let me interject how pleased I am that my husband is taking this into consideration these days. He’s come a long way, baby.)
A quick internet search pulled up a number of options, but this homemade hot fudge sauce recipe seemed like a good place to start. I changed it up a little bit (cinnamon? Why yes, thank you!) and it turned out wonderfully. It made enough for us to indulge ourselves plus there was a full jar left over to give away.
Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe
- 1 cup butter
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder (like this)
- 3 cups organic sugar
- 1-1/3 cups cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Combine butter, cocoa, sugar, and cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and boil for 7 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and cinnamon. Cool slightly, then spoon over ice cream. Store any remaining sauce in the refrigerator.
Optional: for a smoother consistency, blend with an immersion blender (I like this one) after adding the vanilla and cinnamon.
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