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Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

I have tried several hot fudge sauces over the last few years. I started trying to make my own hot fudge sauce in order to avoid the store bought version that is full of ingredients that I cannot pronounce. The homemade version may not be healthy, but at least I know what is in it.

I recently tried a new recipe for homemade hot fudge sauce that came from an Everyday Food Magazine. This recipe contains corn syrup, which is something I try to not use very often, but I figure hot fudge sauce is not something I make or serve often. I decided that since this recipe was easy and looked good, I would give it a try even though it contained corn syrup and let me tell you the corn syrup is the trick.

This was by far the best hot fudge sauce I have made. I used this in a pudding dessert that I made and we also used it over vanilla ice cream. This was so good. My whole family loved it. I could have eaten this by the spoonful. I doubt I will ever buy hot fudge sauce again. If I can find a recipe this easy and this good, why buy it.

This hot fudge sauce would also make a really nice holiday food gift. You can make a large batch of this up and then place it in a pretty or unique jar for a really nice gift. I can’t think of anyone that does not like hot fudge sauce.

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  1. Wow. This looks great. Im gonna give it a go. I shared with my friends on FB.

  2. This just sounds delicious – a lot cheaper to make your own.

  3. You had me at chocolate–this is a keeper!

  4. This is a great recipe! So easy. And done in the microwave- Wonderful! Thank you sharing this. I have eggnog cream puffs in the freezer, wouldn’t a little hot fudge be heavenly?

  5. Umm chocolate sauce and homemade at that. Thanks for sharing cant wait to try this one.

  6. Sometimes you just have to look the other way and indulge in guilty pleasures, this sounds like a delicious way to accomplish that.

  7. This looks soo good…and oh the things that could be dribbled over! 🙂 The fact that it is frugal is just the icing on the cake! 🙂

  8. Hi Lynn!

    Just want to congratulate you for the amazing blog you have! You have been helping me organizing the menu here in our home, thank you very much :).

    Keep up the good work!

  9. Try making your own corn syrup – super easy.

    Can’t wait to try your sauce!

  10. What a great recipe. I’ll be giving it a try at some point during the holiday’s ahead. Have a wonderful Foodie-Friday.

  11. Yay! You just gave me the perfect gift idea for my BIL whom I’ve been racking my brain trying to think of something he’d enjoy that he doesn’t already have. He LOVES chocolate fudge sauce. Thanks so much, now I can finally check him off my list!!!

  12. GREAT!!! recipe for Homemade Hot Fudge.

  13. Perfect! Just what I need to recreate an old fave sundae – vanilla ice cream, dark cherries & hot fudge. Thanks!

  14. Another great recipe that turned out fabulous. I live overseas (The Netherlands) and have been struggling to find a good old fashion hot fudge sauce recipe, because the bottled kind does not exist in Holland. This was so easy to make, I’m excited to make it for all my expat friends as gifts 🙂

    • @Penny, Thank you for letting me know that you liked this. I love hearing how my recipes turn out for my readers. It is always great to be able to make something from scratch that we can not find in the stores where we live. And this one is great because it is so easy to make.

  15. I googled “great fudge sauce” and yours was the first to come up. This is what I want, great taste and easy! We have an ice cream social every winter and I bring the hot fudge, my old recipe takes a lot of stirring and although the taste is fine, it never seems to thicken. Am making this today, thanks!

  16. beingjennifer says

    I don’t have a microwave. I’ll probably just heat the cream and corn syrup in a sauce pan to boiling and then follow the rest of your directions. Seems similar to how to make a ganache. Sounds delish and so easy!

  17. Do you think this would work in chocolate milk or would the milk need to be warm?

    • It is great in chocolate milk, if the sauce is warm or at room temperature. If the chocolate sauce is cold from the fridge it is too thick to stir in. My kids love it in chocolate milk.

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