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
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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