Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Annalise, Completely Delicious

The key to a rich, chocolate hot fudge sauce is real dairy. Enjoy this creamy topping on all your favorite desserts!
5 min Prep Time
5 min Cook Time
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Cook Time: 5 min
  • Servings: Yields one cup

Servings: Yields one cup


  • 4 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, chopped or use chips
  • ⅓ cup full-fat half and half
  • 2 tablespoons butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1

Add chocolate, half and half, and cubed butter to a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan filled with simmering water.

Step 2

Stir chocolate mixture as it melts, it will be lumpy and grainy at first, but will come together once chocolate is fully melted. Stir until smooth.

Step 3

Remove from heat and stir in light corn syrup and vanilla extract.

Step 4

Use immediately or store for later use. Hot fudge will keep in the fridge for several weeks.

Step 5

To reheat, microwave in 30 second bursts and stir until smooth.
You can use high quality chocolate or generic chocolate chips, but higher quality chocolate will produce the best flavor. This recipe can be doubled or tripled as needed!