Sunday, October 14, 2012

Hot Fudge Sauce

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

I made this sauce a couple of weeks ago to go with my birthday mud pie. I had some left over, so I purchased some Archer Farms (Target brand) Madagascan Vanilla Ice Cream to finish it off. Now, this sauce was perfectly fantastic on my mud pie, but the coffee ice cream and Oreo crust were the stars of that dessert. Eating this sauce on vanilla ice cream was a whole new experience for me. I didn't heat it too much, just enough to make it liquid, about 11 seconds in the microwave for 2 tablespoons of fudge sauce. When I poured it onto the ice cream, it started to thicken immediately and turned into what it was intended to be, what it was named for: fudge. A nice, soft, rich, Dove chocolatey fudge. Oh my gosh. I had to blog about the sauce on its own because it's worth its own post. 
Lucky for me, I'm down to about my last quarter cup of this stuff because I would definitely be eating too much if there were more. 
If you're looking for a homemade hot fudge sauce, look no further. This is it.

Hot Fudge Sauce
    --adapted from


  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 24 Dove Dark Chocolate Promises, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, bring cream, corn syrup, sugar, cocoa, salt and half of the chocolate to a boil. Stir until chocolate is melted. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
Add butter, vanilla, and remaining chocolate and stir until smooth. Cool sauce to warm before serving.

Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Makes about 2 cups of sauce

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