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Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

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.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade hot fudge sauce, hot fudge sauce recipe, ice cream toppings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 32 servings
Calories 160 kcal
Author Kris Bordessa


  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 cups granulated organic cane sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon


  1. Combine butter, cocoa, sugar, and cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and boil for 7 minutes, stirring frequently.

  2. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla and cinnamon. Cool slightly, then spoon over ice cream. Store any remaining sauce in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Optional: for a smoother consistency, blend with an immersion blender after adding the vanilla and cinnamon.