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Easy Hot Fudge Sauce

Easy Hot Fudge Sauce

You'll never buy hot fudge sauce again once you see how easy (and delicious) it is to make your own. Drizzle over your favorite ice cream or use as a dip for bananas, strawberries, pineapple, or other favorite fruits. 

Course Dessert
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 1 cup


  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter (I used salted butter)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Chop the chocolate into small chunks about the size of large chocolate chips.

  2. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the cream, sugar, and butter. Stir until the butter is melted and the sugar is completely dissolved, about 2 minutes. The moment you see bubbles at the edges of the pot, remove it form the heat and turn off the stove. 

  3. Pour the chocolate chunks into the warm cream and add the vanilla. Let the mixture sit for 2 minutes (don't stir it). After 2 minutes, stir until smooth. 

  4. Transfer to a clean jar with a fitted lid. Will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. It thickens as it cools; to bring it back to pourable consistency, put it in a double boiler and warm it over low heat.