The Best Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Ever!

Nothing beats a hot fudge sundae… unless it is a hot fudge sundae made with homemade ice cream and homemade hot fudge sauce. Most hot fudge sauces contain artificial flavor and color, preservatives, high fructose corn syrup and thickeners, making it a treat not worthy of it’s calling. Thankfully it is easy to make with all natural ingredients, and tastes far better than any product you could buy. This recipe is coming to you just in time for Valentine’s Day! Bring on the sundaes!  This recipe is adapted from Smitten Kitchen’s Hot Fudge Sundae Cake recipe.


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The Best Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Ever!
Recipe type: Condiment
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Serves: 2 cups
All Natural Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce. Can we -almost- say healthy?
  • ⅔ cup heavy or whipping cream
  • ½ cup honey
  • ⅓ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, divided
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  1. In a heavy saucepan, bring cream, honey, sugar, cocoa, salt and half the chocolate to a boil.
  2. Reduce to a low and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in remaining chocolate, butter and extract.
  4. Stir until smooth.
  5. Cool to room temperature to thicken, then serve on homemade ice cream and fresh or canned sour cherries. Mmmm!


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  1. This looks delicious! Do you know how long and how well it keeps? I’m assuming you can refrigerate it for a while – ?

    • I think it would keep a week or 2 in the fridge. It has no preservatives so it wouldn’t hast forever, but it would freeze nicely too. I have yet to have it last more than a day… it is soooo good :)

  2. Sounds great, can’t wait to try it!

  3. This looks rich and amazing. I think I gained 5 lbs just reading the recipe.

  4. This is by far THE BEST Hot Fudge recipe! I've tried others, but they just don't compare! Thanks for sharing this "somewhat healthy" recipe ;-)

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