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.
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!
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!
5-Minute Hot Fudge Sauce
- 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
- 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!