ice cream in a glass dish with hot fudge sauce

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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 32 servings
Calories 160kcal
Author Kris Bordessa



  • 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 after adding the vanilla and cinnamon.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 6.5% | Vitamin C: 0.1% | Calcium: 1% | Iron: 0.8%