Classic hot fudge is the king of ice cream toppings. Deeply chocolate, satiny smooth, and with a viscosity that transforms from warm and gooey to thick and slightly chewy after hitting the freezing cold ice cream.
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Hot fudge is the king of ice cream toppings, and this homemade version is such a snap that you'll never need to buy it in the jar again.
What's a better match for ice cream than hot fudge? Sure, the best fudge probably comes from your childhood scoop shop (don't things like that always taste better in memory?). But in the name of finding the best hot fudge you can buy, we tried 14 commercially available fudge sauces to find you the best.
Making hot fudge sauce is relatively straightforward. You just need cream to keep it flowing, light corn syrup for body and shininess without making it too sweet (that's where the brown sugar comes in), cocoa powder for the rich fudgy taste, and regular chocolate to smooth out the cocoa. The end result is much more interesting than anything you'd buy at the grocery store.