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4.60 from 10 votes

Hot Fudge Sauce

This homemade fudge sauce is so quick and easy to make and tastes amazing over ice cream and fruit!
Prep Time1 min
Cook Time4 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hot Fudge Sauce


  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup heavy cream or milk
  • 1/2 Tbs vanilla extract
  • a pinch of salt


  • Stir brown sugar and cocoa powder together in a small bowl, and set aside.
  • In a small sauce pan, over medium-high heat, add unsalted butter and heavy whipping cream together, and bring to a soft boil.
  • Let boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in brown sugar and cocoa powder mixture and whisk until smooth.
  • Remove from heat, add vanilla and salt.
  • Whisk, and let sit a minute to thicken.


Heavy whipping cream is best, but this ultimate hot fudge sauce is also great with milk, so just make it!
This hot fudge sauce will keep up to a week in the refrigerator in an airtight container.