Hot Fudge Over Vanilla Ice Cream

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
1 quart hot fudge

Warm, dark fudge is a perfect playmate for pale scoops of mild vanilla ice cream. A full cup of pure cocoa mixed with bittersweet chocolate, cream, and sugar, gives this sauce irresistible boldness.


  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • cup packed dark-brown sugar

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup light corn syrup

  • 1 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder, sifted

  • Salt

  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped (1 cup)

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving


  1. Bring cream and butter to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add sugars and corn syrup, and heat, stirring, until sugars dissolve. Whisk in cocoa powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Add chocolate, and stir until melted. Stir in vanilla. Use immediately, or keep warm in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Serve hot fudge over ice cream.

Cook's Notes

Sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Warm before using.

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