Hot Fudge Sauce - The Southern Lady Cooks

Hot Fudge Sauce is so good and I can eat this sauce with a spoon.  It keeps in the refrigerator. Just reheat in the microwave. This hot fudge sauce is great for ice cream sundaes, banana splits, brownies and cakes. I slice up bananas and eat them with this sauce poured over them.  If you are a chocoholic like me, you will love this over ANYTHING! This hot fudge sauce keeps a week or so in the fridge and is just wonderful to keep on hand for pouring over any kind of dessert.

Hot Fudge Sauce Simple Ingredients Needed:


White Sugar

Whipping Cream



Vanilla Flavoring

Such simple ingredients yet such a wonderful sauce! People often ask what is the difference between hot fudge sauce and chocolate syrup.. well the thickness for one and the sauce has a more rich flavor. Hot fudge sauce is much thicker than the syrup. Plus the sauce gets cold and thick when refrigerated and the syrup will stay a much thinner consistency. You can easily heat this sauce up in the microwave! It reminds me so much of melted fudge.. which if you have followed our site for ANY amount of time, you know we love this 5 Minute Fudge!

If you love peanut butter and chocolate, I highly suggest topping some peanut butter ice cream with this delicious sauce. Such a delicious treat!

You can put this sauce on many things, these are a few of our favorites:

  • Brownies
  • Make a sundae
  • Ice cream
  • waffles
  • pancakes
  • Cakes

This sauce will last for abut 3 weeks in an air tight container in the refrigerator!

Hot Fudge Sauce - The Southern Lady Cooks

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Hot Fudge Sauce

Judy Yeager
This hot fudge sauce is so easy to make! Wonderful over ice cream, cake or even waffles. Keeps for a few weeks in the fridge.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 1 cup


  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring


  • Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Cook on top of stove until it boils, then continue on a low boil about 3 more minutes stirring often. This makes 1 cup of hot fudge sauce. I usually double the recipe.
Keyword hot fudge sauce
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