Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Savor the delightful taste of this homemade Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce, a wonderful chocolaty treat that adds a burst of flavor to any dessert! This irresistible sauce is perfect for pouring over your favorite treats like ice cream, brownies, or pancakes, making them even more delicious.

Made with simple ingredients such as cocoa, sugar, chocolate, and cream, this sauce is easy to love and impossible to resist. Its creamy texture and rich chocolate flavor make every bite a moment of pure joy.

Whether you’re hosting a cozy gathering with friends or simply treating yourself to a sweet indulgence, Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce is the perfect addition to any dessert table. So go ahead and elevate your desserts with the magic of this delectable sauce!

This one is classic with just a hint of vanilla but you can change the flavors to your tastes, like adding some almond extract, peppermint, or citrus flavor.

How to make hot chocolate fudge sauce

Begin by heating the cream, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and half of the chocolate in a saucepan over medium-high heat until it boils. Then, reduce the heat to medium-low and let it cook for 5 minutes, stirring every so often.

Once it’s cooked, take it off the heat and mix in the butter, the rest of the chocolate, and the vanilla extract until it’s all smooth. Let it cool down for 20 to 30 minutes – it will get thicker as it cools.

You can store it in a jar or airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. When you want to use it again, you can reheat it in the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute until it’s pourable but still thick. If you prefer not to use the microwave, just place the jar in a bigger bowl filled with hot water for a few minutes to warm it up.

If you want to pour this sauce over ice cream you may also like to try this Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream or this Nutella Ice Cream. This sauce can be a great addition to ice cream cakes like this Chocolate Cherry Ice Cream Cake, Baked Alaska or Almond Raspberry Ice Cream Cake. For a decadent chocolate treat serve this sauce with our delightful Double Chocolate Waffles.

Hope you will try this Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce and let’s enjoy this summer my friends!  If you try it out, make sure to share the photos with me on Instagram. Enjoy!

This recipe is slightly adapted after BrownEyedBaker

Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce

5 from 1 vote
Easy recipe for Hot Chocolate Fudge Sauce, takes only few minutes and you can serve it as it is, or pour it over your favorite desserts. Totally irresistible.
Servings 1 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2/3 cup (160g) heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup (100g) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (30g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1g) sea salt
  • 4 oz (120g) semisweet chocolate , chopped, divided in half
  • 2 tbsp (30g) unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp (5g) vanilla extract


  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, bring the cream, sugar, cocoa powder, salt and half of the chocolate to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low, and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the the butter, the remaining chocolate, and the vanilla extract, stirring until smooth. Let cool for 20 to 30 minutes before using (it will thicken while it cools).
  • Store in a jar or airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. To reheat, you can use the microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute until it's pourable but still thick or if you don't want to use microwave just place the jar in a larger bowl with hot water for few minutes.


Calories: 1535kcalCarbohydrates: 181.8gProtein: 14.8gFat: 89.2gSaturated Fat: 58.3gCholesterol: 197mgSugar: 159.3g
Calories: 1535kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate sauce hot fudge sauce, homemade hot fudge sauce, hot chocolate fudge sauce, sauce

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  1. Suzanne Author says:

    I could drink this sauce up, it looks rich and delicious!

  2. Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking Author says:

    Hi Elle,
    I love hot fudge sauce and your photos make my mouth water! Just perfect with a couple of scoops of vanilla ice-cream.
    I have a small request, could you please add the ice-cream to the ingredients list, otherwise I’ll have to delete the link from the party. We are supposed to use both chocolate and ice-cream in our recipe.


    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Yes, will do that today, thanks for noticing me. 

  3. GourmetGetaways Author says:

    Oh I love a good chocolatey fudge sauce, YUM, your pictures are so lush 🙂

  4. Cindy's recipes and writings Author says:

    Your fudge sauce looks out of this world!

  5. Liz Author says:

    We were both on the same wavelength this month. My family would love if I made your recipes next…it’s been perfect chocolate sundae weather!

  6. Thomas Author says:

    Could we heat this sauce continuously to serve hot over frozen vanilla ice-cream ? For instance at a party that’s over 2 hours – can hot chocolate be heated on a Electric Stove to keep it warm throughout.

    Please help.

    1. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure Author says:

      Maybe a double boiler will be just enough to keep it warm.. that is probably what I would do

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