Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

An easy recipe for homemade hot fudge sauce. A great homemade gift and a must have topping for ice cream parties!

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Today is the day! It’s the last day of school! Summer break begins at 11:10 yay!! No more schedules. No more checking the time to make sure we don’t miss the bus. Lazy fun days of summer are here and I only hope they’re fantastic. They are what you make them so I’ll do my best to make them happy and memorable days of summer. I’m still in a total debate over if we’ll be making a zoo day Friday or not. It’s the one day all summer it’ll be free so I’m really tempted to go but then there’s the though that everyone else will be doing the same thing so it might be mobbed and I hate crowds. I might just suck it up and go. I’ll let you know next week. Or you can stalk my Instagram feed to see if anything fun shows up.

If we don’t go, I might have to make a double batch of this insanely good hot fudge sauce and slather it all over every dessert in sight. I’m pretty sure that’s what it’s meant for. Or just eating it with a spoon. Either way is totally acceptable in my book. Not only is it super tasty and smooth but it’s seriously easy to make. Forget heating up a jar of store bought stuff in the microwave, that in many cases probably has ingredients with four or more syllables. And we can all agree that’s just plain wrong. I have, however, found a local company that keeps it super simple with all normal and basic and very easy to pronounce ingredients. That’s my go to store bought fudge sauce, but homemade is worlds better. And again… it’s so easy so why not spend the handful of minutes and whip up a batch for yourself. Then you’ll see how easy it is and want to make more to share with your family and friends. They’ll love you to pieces if you make some for them too. Can you imagine getting a jar of tasty homemade hot fudge sauce? I’d be thrilled. Chocolate in a jar. Yes please!

PS I have something super awesome coming up that you can use this IN. But that’s all the hint I’m going to give you. ;) Come back Friday to find out…

Be sure to prep this while you wait!

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

An easy recipe for homemade hot fudge sauce. A great homemade gift and a must have topping for ice cream parties!
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Condiment, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Cups


  • 2/3 C heavy cream
  • 1/2 C light corn syrup
  • 1/3 C light brown sugar
  • 1/4 C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine heavy cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa, salt and 3oz of bittersweet chocolate. Bring mixture to a low boil, stirring frequently until chocolate is completely melted.
  • Reduce heat to med-low, continue to stir. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, add remaining 3oz bittersweet chocolate, butter and vanilla. Stir until sauce is smooth. Cool slightly before using or transferring to a storage container. Store chilled. Re-warm in a saucepan or microwave prior to serving.


*Only reheat leftovers in heat safe container.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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34 Responses to “Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce”

  1. #
    Tieghan — June 26, 2013 at 6:24 am

    I love homemade hot fudge! It so good on pretty much everything! Your recipes looks delicious!

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      Rachel — June 26, 2013 at 11:45 am

      It really is! Now I want to go and pour it on everything :)

  2. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — June 26, 2013 at 7:24 am

    Happy last day of school! Yay!!!

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      Rachel — June 26, 2013 at 11:45 am

      Yay! We have first graders omg

  3. #
    Paula — June 26, 2013 at 8:24 am

    This looks wonderful. Can’t wait to see what you have in store for us on Friday.

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      Rachel — June 26, 2013 at 11:45 am

      It’s super duper delicious ;)

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — June 26, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Hot fudge sauce is my weakness in life!

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      Rachel — June 26, 2013 at 11:45 am

      Haha! I’ll remember that ;)

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    Marie @ Little Kitchie — June 26, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Love the idea of doing this as a gift or party favor! And hooray for summer break!!!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 26, 2013 at 10:20 am

    It’s been about 12 bazillion years since I’ve indulged in ice cream smothered in hot fudge. Must remedy that!

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      Rachel — June 26, 2013 at 11:46 am

      Yes you must!! I’m giving you till the end of the weekend to remedy that lol

  7. #
    Carla @ Carlas Confections — June 26, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Seriously, I would eat this by itself. I think it would be a bad idea to have this in my house…

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      Rachel — June 26, 2013 at 11:46 am

      Haha! I may or may not have had a few spoonfuls – you know… taste testing purposes of course ;)

  8. #
    Mr. & Mrs. P — June 26, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Looks so thick and delicious…. yum

  9. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — June 26, 2013 at 11:24 am

    Mmmmm….this just made my day a whole lot better! :)

  10. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — June 26, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Can i just drizzle that sauce directly in my mouth?

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      Rachel — June 26, 2013 at 11:46 am

      Isn’t that the best way? :)

  11. #
    marcie@flavorthemoments — June 26, 2013 at 11:32 am

    I need to make homemade hot fudge sauce! It has to be so much better than store bought, which I really don’t buy. This looks just amazing.

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    Kristen | Pixelated Crumb — June 26, 2013 at 11:34 am

    Oh yes please! I could really go for a big bowl of ice cream smothered with some of that hot fudge sauce right now! And I definitely love the idea of giving it as a gift!

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      Rachel — June 26, 2013 at 11:47 am

      Thanks kristen! You really should indulge in a bowl of ice cream covered in fudge sauce soon ;)

  13. #
    Jessica — June 26, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    Looks delicious. How long will that last in the fridge? I have vague memories of store-bought hot fudge sauce being nearly indestructible, but homemade will probably have a different storage life.

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      Rachel — June 26, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      I’d say it should last a couple of weeks give or take in the fridge. Because of the dairy, I wouldn’t use it much longer after that.

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — June 26, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    In love. love love love x1000. Hot fudge is the best! I need to make my own one day!

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      Rachel — June 26, 2013 at 8:34 pm

      I’m shocked you haven’t made any yet!

  15. #
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — June 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    I totally need to make this. I’ll probably eat the entire jar like this just with a spoon. :)

  16. #
    ashley - baker by nature — June 26, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Ooooo girl! I want to drizzle this (and by drizzle, I mean SLATHER) on everything! Love it!

  17. #
    Nessa — June 26, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    I want to eat this in spoonfuls. Wait, make that just drink it straight up :)

  18. #
    Heather @ French Press — June 28, 2013 at 12:24 am

    I really need to try making this – I cannot believe ive never dontefudge

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      Rachel — June 28, 2013 at 7:49 am

      You really should! It’s so easy and tasty! :)

  19. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — June 29, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I can’t have a sundae without hot fudge sauce :) have to save this for the future!

  20. #
    Kristine Partlow — May 14, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    How long can you store this deliciousness in the fridge?

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      Rachel — May 23, 2018 at 6:54 am

      Typically it will be good for several weeks. But I’ve kept it for longer without an issue.

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    niki — August 13, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    how long will this keep refrigerated?

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      Rachel — August 23, 2019 at 9:25 pm

      At least several weeks stored properly in the fridge, but it may last much longer than that too. It will vary greatly depending on storage.

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