I really love making this quick and easy chocolate fudge sauce to add to ice cream and other desserts.
This is one of those recipes that is hard to resist. When you make this chocolate fudge sauce, you’re going to want to lick the spoon, scrape out the pan and sneak tastes once it’s in the fridge too. It’s kind of irresistible.
I always make a double batch of this sauce. It makes the perfect homemade hostess gift when you’re headed over to someone’s house for dinner.
- white sugar
- heavy whipping cream
- cocoa powder
- salted butter
- corn syrup
- vanilla extract
How to make Chocolate Fudge Sauce:
The full, printable recipe with ingredient amounts and instructions is included at the end of this post.
Place all ingredients except for the vanilla extract in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil. Stir at boiling for 1 minute, until the sugar dissolves.
Remove the pan from heat, and stir in the vanilla extract. That’s it. This is such an easy recipe to make!
The recipe makes 1 1/2 cups of chocolate fudge sauce. Scrape it into a jar or another covered container. Keep it refrigerated until ready to use. You may use it as cold fudge sauce or hot fudge sauce. It heats well in the microwave.
Chocolate fudge sauce also makes a nice gift! Tie a cute bow around the jar, and type out some instructions. Be sure to include in the instructions the need for refrigeration. It should keep just fine in the refrigerator for up to one month. Freeze for up to 6 months.
Here are a few more chocolate fudge recipes you might like to try:
- Chocolate Fudge Brownies
- German Chocolate Fudge
- Chocolate Fudge Frosting
- Chocolate Pudding Fudge Cake
Chocolate Fudge Sauce
- 1 cup granulated white sugar
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons salted butter
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- To a medium saucepan, add sugar, cream, cocoa powder, butter, corn syrup and salt; stir.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add vanilla.
- Serve over ice cream, cake, brownies, or puddings. Keep refrigerated.
- *If you are preparing this recipe as gluten-free, just be sure to use brands of corn syrup and vanilla that are known to be GF.
- *For a thoughtful gift, pour sauce into a pretty jar. Label, and tie a ribbon around the top with instructions for serving (include the need for refrigeration in your instructions).
- *To reheat: on the stovetop, stir over low heat for 5 to 8 minutes, until the sauce is hot. In a microwave, put the sauce into a glass jar. Reheat 2 to 3 minutes on high, stirring once about halfway through.