Homemade Hot Fudge Recipe

Photograph: Yvonne Ruperti

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.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serves: 8 to 12 servings
Makes: 1 1/2 cups

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  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped

  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup (3/4 ounce) cocoa powder

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • Pinch salt

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


  1. In medium saucepan, stir all ingredients (except vanilla) together over medium low heat until combined and melted. Increase heat to medium and bring to a low boil, stirring frequently. Continue to cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.

  2. Stir in vanilla off-heat. Cool slightly (to about 140°F) before serving.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
178 Calories
10g Fat
22g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8 to 12
Amount per serving
Calories 178
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 17g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 119mg 3%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)