Homemade Hot Fudge


If you love Hot Fudge on your dessert, you have to make this easy and delicious recipe! This recipe has only five ingredients that you probably have in your cupboard right now. Not only is the taste delicious, it makes about three cups of Hot Fudge! I made this to go on top of an amazing Frozen Peanut Butter Pie.

Source: Pioneer Woman





In a medium saucepan, add the cocoa

and sugar and whisk together.



Whisk in the cream.



Place the pan on the burner over

medium heat whisking until

the mixture gets hot.


Add the butter, whisking until the

butter melts. Add the vanilla whisking

to combine then remove from the heat.

Let the Hot Fudge sit in the pan for 5 minutes.



Store the Hot Fudge in a jar with a lid

(like a Mason Jar) in the refrigerator.



To serve, scoop out the amount you

want and put it in a microwave safe bowl.

Heat on high for 20 seconds, stir and

heat for 10 more seconds or until the

Hot Fudge is warm and then serve.


Homemade Hot Fudge




  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 stick salted butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 tsp vanilla extract


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the cocoa and sugar.
  2. Whisk in the cream and place on a burner over medium heat.
  3. Continue to whisk until it gets very warm then add the butter, stirring until the butter melts.
  4. Add the vanilla whisking to combine. Remove from the heat.
  5. Let the Hot Fudge cool for 5 minutes in the pan then pour it into a resealable jar such as a Mason Jar.
  6. Store the sealed jar in the refrigerator.
  7. To serve, scoop out the amount you want and place it in a microwave safe bowl.
  8. Heat on high for 20 seconds then stir. Heat 10 more seconds or until warm then serve.




Categories: Ice Cream, Sauces


  1. That’s absolutely scrumptious! I have a ‘weakness’ for anything chocolatey 😉 !

    • If you use 3/4 cup milk to 1/4 cup melted butter it is equal to 1 cup heavy cream, just won’t whip but you don’t need it to whip in this recipe. Now since there is already a stick of butter in it, I would be apt not to add more and just see how it turns out. Trial and error….lol

  2. Looks delicious. Layer that hot fudge with some red-skin peanuts and vanilla ice cream and you have a Tin Roof Sundae. Years ago we used to go to Farrell’s Ice Cream Parlor – those were the days, eating all the ice cream and toppings you wanted and still slim as a willow. 🙂 Now we await peanut-butter pie.

      • That’s for sure – we were on the go. I worked at a diner while I attended college, and got to sit down just as long as it took to finish my meal. We were always busy and I worked weekends during the school year and all Summer vacation and school breaks. Sometimes we had little breaks, a half-glass of milkshake and about 15 French fries, a snack here, or there, during the day, but always on the go. I never gained an ounce in those days – sometimes I think I need to go back to a job where I am on the go all the time and not just sitting in one place, and on top of it I work from home, so not moving around an office – that is why I started walking. Then I could have more treats like this and the peanut-butter pie that you are going to be/or have written about today … I’m just finishing work, so have not caught up on Reader yet.

      • I posted it today so check it out. The nice thing about the peanut butter pie is it goes in the freezer. Better for portion control because it won’t get stale!

      • That is a good idea – if it too handy, you keep taking the knife and having a little sliver … my mom would do that when she made pumpkin or lemon pie … she called it “ensuring the slices were cut evenly” 🙂

  3. I can’t wait to give this a try! We are making homemade icecream this weekend. May as well make a home-made topping, too!

    • We have made Hot Fudge Sundae’s for ever. Heat it up and place a spoonful on top of ice cream. The warm sauce starts to melt the ice cream slightly and the combination is amazing!

  4. It must be something in the air . . . I just downloaded a hot fudge recipe yesterday. Will add this to my collection. Chocolate syrup just doesn’t cut it – must be HOT FUDGE! ;->

    Virtual hugs,


  5. I’ve gained 4 pounds and counting, a lot of them coming from 10pm bowels of ice cream topped with store bought hot fudge sauce. I’m about to make yours and more than happy to round up to 6 pounds!

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