Five ingredients and five minutes of your time and you will have a chocolatey, dreamy Hot Fudge Sauce on your hands! Store in the fridge and reheat as needed for your next bowl of ice cream or pan of fudgy brownies. This will not last long in the fridge and it is also a great DIY gift that people will love!
Hot Fudge Sauce is one of those dreamy foods that isn’t sure whether it is a sauce or a dessert. I’ve given this dessert sauce away as a gift a handful of times recently and each recipient swooned and declared NO SHARING with family members. This Hot Fudge Sauce is the perfect easy DIY gift, by the way. If you are looking for something unique to give to loved ones or teachers or the mail man, you will never go wrong with this! It is also a great treat to have hanging out in your fridge because you never know when you’ll want to douse a dessert with it. And homemade is always best!
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How Do You Make The Best Hot Fudge Sauce?
It is SO easy to make! There are only 5 ingredients involved and this recipe takes 10 minutes from start to finish. See the recipe card below for full instructions, but you will combine cocoa, sugar, heavy whipping cream and butter in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, remove from the heat and stir in vanilla extract. THAT. IS. IT. Yes I’m serious and you’re welcome.
How long does hot fudge sauce last?
Once hot sauce has cooled, place it in a sealed container such as a mason jar or tightly sealed plastic container and store it in the fridge until ready for use. When stored properly, it will last up to 4 months in the fridge.
Can you freeze hot fudge sauce?
Yes, you can absolutely freeze hot fudge sauce. Pour it into a sturdy jar and seal it tightly before freezing. Allow it to thaw completely before use. Pour it into a saucepan and warm over medium-low heat (stir often to avoid scorching!) until it is smooth. If needed, stir in 1 tablespoon of heavy cream or milk to get the correct consistency. Hot Fudge Sauce will last for 12 months in the freezer.
How do you heat hot fudge sauce?
There are a couple different methods you can use to heat hot fudge sauce. Use the method in the previous paragraph (on the stove top) or heat in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for 20-30 seconds, then stir until smooth.
What desserts can I use with hot fudge sauce?
Well the obvious answer is ice cream. Vanilla, chocolate or any type of ice cream! Here are a few other great dessert options:
The better question is: Is there a dessert that doesn’t taste great when Hot Fudge Sauce is drizzled over the top? Yeah, I don’t think so, either. Whatever deliciousness you eat with it, ENJOY!