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. Time for some homemade hot fudge sauce!
This homemade hot fudge sauce certainly doesn’t qualify as healthy, but it means you can indulge without resorting to the store-bought, high fructose corn syrup versions. It’s not hard to make and I suspect you’ll find the flavor to be superior to that of the jars you’d get at the store.
This recipe makes enough for us to indulge ourselves and still have a full jar left to give away. Or to keep on hand in case of an emotional crisis that absolutely requires chocolate. In which case, feel free to skip the ice cream and enjoy straight from the spoon.
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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