Easy Hot Fudge Sauce

You can make this hot fudge sauce in the time it takes to soften ice cream from the freezer! It only takes 5 minutes to cook and uses simple ingredients.

The easiest 5-minute Hot Fudge Sauce!

Most of the time I don’t think ice cream needs toppings (at least the good ones don’t), but sometimes I’ll make an exception for two things, depending on my mood. Those two things being sprinkles (jimmies in particular) and homemade hot fudge sauce.

Because ice cream is so delicious on its own, I think the effort required to make any sort of topping needs to be minimal, and this recipe fits the bill.

It takes a little over 5 minutes to make, and usually what I’ll do is pull the ice cream out of the freezer before I start making it so the ice cream is actually scoopable by the time the hot fudge is done.

It’s pretty perfect!

How to Make Hot Fudge Sauce in 5 minutes!

This is a very small-batch recipe. Despite loving leftovers in general, I don’t really like to have leftover hot fudge sauce because it is a terribly dangerous thing to have in the refrigerator.

Especially since hot fudge sauce is delicious when simply eaten with a spoon.

With that said, feel free to double the recipe if you want leftovers. Enjoy!

 

The easiest 5-minute Hot Fudge Sauce!
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5-Minute Hot Fudge Sauce

You can make this hot fudge sauce in the time it takes to soften ice cream from the freezer! It only takes 5 minutes to cook and uses simple ingredients.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword hot fudge sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 203kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 3 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until the butter is melted, about 2 minutes.
  • Turn heat down to medium low and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Let the fudge sauce cool for at least 5 minutes, until warm, then it’s ready to drizzle over ice cream!

Notes

Makes 1 cup of sauce.

Nutrition

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 121mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 6.1% | Calcium: 5.6% | Iron: 2.1%