Heavenly Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

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Looking for a fabulous hot fudge sauce recipe?  Look no further--this homemade hot fudge is everything you've been dreaming of. Intense REAL chocolate flavor, velvety smooth, and outrageously delicious; it's everything you want in a hot fudge recipe.

Homemade hot fudge sauce is outrageously delicious and full of real chocolate flavor.

I've been in an ice cream kind of mood lately, which is, quite frankly, unusual for me.  Maybe it's because the Golden Spoon that used to be close to us shut down, and I'm suddenly feeling the lack of availability?  

hot fudge sauce on vanilla ice cream, topped with sprinkles, in a silver ice cream dish.

Whatever the reason, I've been feeling the urge to dig up an old favorite recipe for fabulous homemade hot fudge sauce.

Homemade hot fudge sauce being poured on vanilla ice cream in a silver ice cream dish.

This recipe originally came from the Roscoff hotel in Belfast.  I know this, because that note is scribbled on the recipe card I've had for ages.

  Homemade hot fudge sauce being poured on vanilla ice cream in a silver ice cream dish.

I know that the Roscoff Hotel serves their hot fudge over homemade ginger ice cream (also in my notes).

Having never been to Ireland, however, I know I didn't get this recipe directly from the source.  Unfortunately, I did not write down where I originally found it.  Oops.  At least I can give credit to the Roscoff for the original recipe.

hot fudge sauce on vanilla ice cream, topped with sprinkles, in a silver ice cream dish.

Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

Hot Fudge Sauce ingredients on a wooden cutting board.

Homemade Hot Fudge:

  • 8oz dark chocolate, morsels or chopped
  • 8 T softened butter
  • 1/2 C sugar
  • 1/2 C heavy cream
  • 1/4 C hot water
  • 1 t vanilla
  • pinch salt

double boiler hack

Combine the chocolate, butter, sugar, cream, and hot water in the top portion of a double boiler.  

Chocolate melting Tip:

  • Don't have a double boiler?  Neither do I.  But I do have a saucepan, in which I put a couple inches of water, and a bowl that rests on top.  Whatever you do, don't put so much water in that it touches the bottom of the bowl on top.  That would eliminate the whole purpose of a double boiler.

Hot Fudge Sauce being melted and made in a double boiler.

In your double boiler (formal or makeshift), melt everything but the vanilla and salt over medium-low heat.  

Hot Fudge Sauce being melted and made in an improvised double boiler.

Stir the whole time, until everything is nicely combined.  This should take about five minutes.  Remove, and stir in the vanilla and salt.

Does Homemade Hot Fudge Need to be Refrigerated?

  • Though not strictly necessary, I always keep my homemade hot fudge sauce in the fridge.  It does get thick, Just like any ganache would, but it's easy to heat up again in the microwave when you're ready to use it.

How Long does Homemade Hot Fudge Last?

  • Homemade hot fudge sauce should last at least two weeks in the fridge.  I'm not entirely certain how long it could go--I always eat it before I get to that point.  ;-)

Fabulous homemade hot fudge sauce on vanilla ice cream.

It's an amazingly delicious hot fudge sauce topping: intensely chocolaty, warm, and smooth.  Everything you want from a hot fudge sundae.

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