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Peppermint Hot Fudge Sundaes


Scoops of vanilla ice cream are immersed in minty hot fudge.

  • Servings: 4

Photography: David Sawyer

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2000


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup, plus more to adjust consistency
  • One 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Best-quality vanilla ice cream
  • Peppermint candy, coarsely chopped


  1. Combine heavy cream and corn syrup in a small saucepan. Stir to combine, and bring just to a boil over medium-high heat. Remove from heat, and add chocolate and peppermint extract.

  2. Whisk until the chocolate is melted. If necessary, adjust consistency with additional corn syrup. Serve over ice cream. Garnish with chopped peppermint candy.

Cook's Notes

Peppermint extract can be found in most supermarkets.

Reviews Add a comment

  • Emily118
    30 DEC, 2011
    This hot fudge turned out beautifully. It couldn't have been easier to make and was excellent over vanilla ice-cream.
  • Tryingsomethingnew
    1 APR, 2009
    This really is perfect for the holidays! At Christmas time, we used both red and green peppermint candies.
  • bff201
    28 NOV, 2008
    This will be extreamly fun! I mean my family and I always have people over for the holidays. So this is a perfect treat, dessert, and a little warm in a cup when we go outside. Perfect! I will do this!