You’ll never go back to the storebought hot fudge sauce after one taste of this super-smooth and chocolate-y ice cream sauce! You may just want to grab a spoon.
Let’s be honest here: How many of us buy hot fudge sauce for the sole purpose of eating it by the spoonful?
Of course, while we’re buying it, in the back of our minds we’re thinking, Oh, I’ll just have a little bit on top of my ice cream for dessert tonight and that’ll be it.
10 minutes later: I need more fudge sauce.
10 minutes later: Just a little bit more on top and I’m good.
10 seconds later: Forget this lameness—gimme the whole jar!
And that, my friends is how to spend a productive Sunday evening after you had to work all day. On a WEEKEND in case you missed the point. Yes, I would say fudge sauce from the jar was perfectly appropriate last night. 😉
Quick little sidenote here: I just wanted to take a second to share an exciting piece of news with you guys! I think I may have failed to mention that my older sister, Lora was pregnant. Well, this past Saturday morning I woke up to discover that I was an aunt again! Kaylee River, otherwise known as the “miracle baby” arrived safely and even though she’s tiny, she’s very healthy as well.
I was in the kitchen making french toast and coffee when my mom was like: “Sarah! She’s here!”
Me: “Who’s here?”
Mom: “The baby! She’s here!”
Me: “The baby? What baby?”
Me: “OH, the baby….she’s here?!”
Now, keep in mind that I hadn’t had my coffee yet so don’t laugh at my confused brain.
Anywhoo, we’re calling Kaylee the “miracle baby” because there were so many complications during my sister’s entire pregnancy we weren’t even sure the baby was gonna pull through, but she did and we are all so thankful and relieved that she and mom are both doing well.
And now I’ve got another little person to cuddle. YAY. 😀
Okay, so fudge sauce. You NEED a little/a LOT in your life especially it being a Monday and all. It’s kind of a rule of nature that Monday is a stuff-your-face-with-ice-cream kinda day. Unless you’re a food blogger who’s frustrated and then that’s just a regular day in the kitchen.
In other news, recipe fails are the worst and they don’t make Mondays any easier on me. (FYI: I’m working on a KILLER new recipe that I’m determined to get right, but it’s not really being cooperative)
Good thing we have homemade, SUPER-simple fudge sauce to help us through these annoyances. 😉
So peeps, the title of this post doesn’t lie. This awesome fudge sauce IS better than store-bought stuff. Like a billion times better.
Yes, that ginormous number is totally legit. This sauce is liquid gold.
GOLD, you guys. And gold, I’m sure is to-die-for delicious.
Not that I’ve tasted gold before, but people seem to love gold, so hey it must be tasty, right?
K. Getting back to the topic of fudge sauce that we somehow strayed from….You guys. Have you EVER tried homemade fudge sauce? If the answer to this question is no, then I’m begging that you get off the couch NOW and go round up the ingredients to make this sauce.
Seriously, it takes 10 minutes to whip up on the stove and before you know it, you have a jarful of warm, chocolate-y fudge sauce; ready to tackle that bowl of naked vanilla ice cream.
Unbelievably smooth and fudgy. Spot on chocolate-y. Oh-so warm and swoon-worthy, this sauce will change your whole perspective on your usual boring-bowl-of-vanilla-ice-cream night.
Just look at all that fudgy chocolate goodness….Dontcha’ just want a spoon?
So good you may just wanna skip the ice cream all together and just eat this sauce by the spoonful.
Don’t mind if I do. 😉
Better-Than-Storebought Hot Fudge Sauce
- 1 cup milk divided
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1/3 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate chopped
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Whisk 2/3 cup milk, syrup, sugar, cocoa, and salt together in a medium saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, then reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat and whisk in chopped chocolate, butter, and vanilla until chocolate is melted and smooth. Whisk in remaining 1/3 cup milk until sauce is smooth and pourable.
- Allow sauce to cool slightly before using.
To bring sauce back to liquid consistency, slowly heat over medium heat until sauce is pourable.
P.S. This sauce makes the BEST gift ever, if you can bear to part with it! 😀
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Karen @ Lushious Eats says
Congrats on becoming an aunt (again!) 😉 How exciting!!
This hot fudge sauce looks incredible!! The ingredients are good too, this I love!
Thanks, Karen! 😀
Kelly // The Pretty Bee: Cooking & Creating says
This sauce looks so good – I can’t resist homemade hot fudge. And I’m so happy your niece arrived safely! She looks so sweet.
Thanks so much, Kelly! 🙂
Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen says
Not only does this look amazing (YUM), but I love that picture with the bow on it. It reminds me that this would make excellent gifts at Christmas time – thanks for the reminder!
This hot fudge would totally make the BEST gift around the holidays. Love that idea, Kristi! 🙂
It’s very hard for me to walk away from a jar of homemade chocolate sauce, and it makes the ice cream so much better! I have a couple of spoonfuls before I top the ice cream, of course, then I need that jar out of sight. This sauce looks amazing, Sarah! 🙂
Hahaha! Ohhh hot fudge, why must it be so amazing and addicting?! Thanks Marcie! 🙂
Baby cuddles and fudge sauce…those sound totally Monday-appropriate and perfect! Congrats to your sister and your family! What a cutie.
Thanks, Joanne! Definitely made my Monday, that’s for sure! 😀
Congratulations! She is an adorable baby. Being an aunt is the best isn’t it?
You are so right about fudge sauce. Just give me the jar and a spoon. Forget the ice cream. This one looks so chocolatey and rich!
Thanks, Christin! Yes, totally agree! Being an aunt is awesome. 😀
And hot fudge sauce jar + spoon = eternal happiness. 😉
Annie @Maebells says
What a precious little pumpkin she is!! Its so fun that you are going to have a little one around! And this hot fudge – yum!! Looks like a great way to celebrate!
Thank, Annie! She’s a pumpkin that’s for sure! A teeny-tiny one. LOL. 😉
Arpita@ TheGastronomicBong says
Congratulations Sarah! Your baby niece is so sooo cute… Oh! and that hot fudge sauce just incredible. I don’t even need the spoon just over the jar to me .. 😉
Thanks so much, Arpita! I’m already in love with that little lady. 😉 And I totally understand about just the jar—who needs a spoon? 😀
Yay for babies! Congratulations, I’m sure you’re excited!
By the way I need this fudge sauce in my life, like right now. Plus it’s another excuse to use my coconut sugar. Pinning! I could put this on anything and everything 😉
Thanks, Danielle! And yes, I’m pretty excited at the moment! 😉
And girl, you TOTALLY need to try this sauce with your coconut sugar—it’ll be worth it, I promise!
Congrats on being an auntie!! That is so great that she is healthy and doing well, she is also so stinking adorable!!
I want to skip the spoon and just drink this fudge sauce form the jar!! It looks so smooth and velvety and OMG delicious! I’ll have to make your vanilla ice cream just so I can dump this whole jar of fudge sauce all over it 🙂
Thanks so much, Izzy! We are already in love with the little princess. 🙂
Oh, and I totally get wanting to just drink this sauce—I MIGHT have ended up doing just that. *blush* 😀
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Congrats on your gorgeous niece, Sarah! That’s so exciting for you and your family! And yes, I am definitely the person who buys a jar of hot fudge just to eat with a spoon. I have no shame! This hot fudge looks crazy good! Like I’m seriously drooling right now. Pinned!
Thanks, Gayle! And whew, I’m SO glad that’s not just me who does that! LOL. You should totally try this sauce over your amazing reese’s ice cream, girl! 🙂
Jessica @ Sweet Menu says
Good golly! I just want to grab my spoon and dig right in! Delicious!
Haha! I totally understand that, Jessica! LOL. 🙂
Olivia - Primavera Kitchen says
Congrats on becoming an aunt! And I’m so happy your niece arrived safely! God blesses this beautiful baby! She looks so cute!!
This sauce looks so delicious!
Thanks, Olivia! You’re too kind, girlfriend! 😀
Jessica @ Jessica in the Kitchen says
Homemade sauces are ALWAYS so much better! This looks so tasty – can I have a spoonful please?!
Totally agree, Jessica! Storebought fudge sauce just doesn’t even compare to homemade. 😀
Kelly - Life Made Sweeter says
Yay, congratulations on becoming an aunt! Your niece is adorable and so happy she arrived safely 🙂 This sauce looks incredible, I just want to grab a spoon and dive right in!
Thanks so much, Kelly! You’re the best, girly! 🙂
Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods says
Congratulations to you, Aunt Sarah 😀 Such a cute and tiny little baby. Truly a blessing 😀
Thanks, Cindy! Absolutely a blessing. 🙂
Congrats on your new niece! Being an auntie is the best, isn’t it?! And your fudge sauce looks delicious. Want some on my ice cream right now!
It’s totally the best! 🙂 Thanks, Sarah!
Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness says
Babies and homemade fudge sauce?! There is SO much awesome in this post girl! I obvs love to eat my fudge sauce face-first and that little girl is SO CUTE! Thanks for sharing with us! 🙂
That was just totally one of the best days ever since I had fudge sauce AND a cuddle-buddy. LOL. Thanks, Taylor! You’re the sweetest, girly! 🙂