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.