November 17, 2023Review Recipe
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Everyone loves the rich, creamy flavor of this decadent hot fudge recipe, and it’s so to make from scratch. Simple ingredients such as butter, cocoa, vanilla, and marshmallow fluff combine to create a topping you’ll want to pour over all your desserts!
Hot Fudge Sauce Ingredients
This hot fudge recipe is a rich and indulgent treat with a deep chocolate flavor, thanks to unsweetened cocoa powder and plenty of butter.
A hint of coffee from instant coffee adds complexity, while vanilla extract provides warmth.
The surprise twist comes from a generous amount of marshmallow fluff, creating a gooey marshmallow twist that makes this hot fudge exceptionally delicious.
- 2 cups of granulated sugar
- 1½ cups of heavy whipping cream
- 1 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup of butter
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- 3 tablespoons of vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon of instant coffee granules
- 17-ounce jar of marshmallow fluff
Marshmallow Fluff is a name brand, and if you can’t find that brand, you can pick up a jar of marshmallow creme instead.
Substitutions And Additions
INSTANT COFFEE: The instant coffee adds a nice richness and extra flavor to the hot fudge sauce, but if you would rather leave it out, the sauce will still be delicious.
SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK: Some hot fudge recipes call for sweetened condensed milk, but it is not necessary here, as much of the sweetness comes from the granulated sugar.
Marshmallow fluff thickens the sauce at the end of the cooking time.
DARK COCOA: For extra richness, try using dark cocoa powder instead of regular.
How To Make This Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe
Let’s combine the ingredients on the stovetop following our step-by-step instructions to make this hot fudge sauce.
STEP ONE: Combine all ingredients except for marshmallow fluff in a medium saucepan pan on the stovetop.
STEP TWO: Set over medium heat. As the butter starts to melt, whisk together the ingredients until they are smooth.
STEP THREE: When the fudge starts to bubble along the edges, cook for an additional two minutes, stirring every few seconds.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
Keep a close eye on your mixture, especially when it starts to bubble, as you don’t want it to burn to the bottom of your pan.
STEP FOUR: Remove from heat and stir in the marshmallow fluff until melted and smooth.
STEP FIVE: Let cool slightly before serving.
Your sauce may harden when stored in the fridge. Just warm it a bit in the microwave to restore the creamy liquidy texture.
How To Serve
Ice cream sundaes are the perfect way to use your hot fudge sauce.
Hot fudge sauce can really bring a dessert to a whole new level of deliciousness!
You’ve whipped up a batch of our delicious hot fudge, and now you’re wondering how to store it to keep that irresistible flavor intact.
MAKE AHEAD: If you want to get ahead of the game, you can absolutely make this hot fudge ahead of time.
Simply let it cool to room temperature, then transfer it to an airtight container. It can be stored in the fridge or freezer, depending on how long you plan to keep it.
IN THE FRIDGE: Store the hot fudge sauce in an airtight container or a mason jar with a lid. It will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.
IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze this easy hot fudge sauce recipe in a freezer-safe container for up to three months.
Why We Love This Recipe
INCREDIBLE RICHNESS: This hot fudge is a decadent treat with an abundance of butter and cocoa powder, creating a velvety and intensely chocolatey flavor that’s simply irresistible.
SURPRISING TWIST: The addition of marshmallow fluff adds a delightful surprise, infusing a gooey and sweet marshmallow essence that takes this hot fudge to a whole new level of deliciousness.
EASY TO MAKE: With step-by-step instructions and helpful tips, this recipe is beginner-friendly, making it accessible to cooks of all skill levels. You’ll be enjoying homemade hot fudge in no time!
Make the best hot fudge recipe in your own kitchen and enjoy the decadent flavor that beats out store-bought hot fudge sauce every time. It takes just minutes, and you’ll be ready to spoon the hot homemade chocolate sauce over ice cream, or any other sweet treat to make it over-the-top delicious.
Frequently Asked Questions
I think this would work fine. Your hot fudge sauce may be ever so slightly less creamy but still delicious.
This ice cream sauce will last for up to two weeks sealed in an airtight container.
This easy hot fudge sauce recipe will freeze for up to three months.
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Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe
- 2 cups sugar
- 1½ cup heavy cream
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup butter
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee
- 17 ounces marshmallow fluff
- Combine all ingredients except for the marshmallow fluff in a medium pan.
- Set over medium heat. As the butter starts to melt, whisk together the ingredients until they are smooth.
- When the fudge starts to bubble along the edges, cook for an additional 2 minutes, stirring every few seconds.
- Remove from heat and stir in marshmallow fluff until melted and smooth.
- Let cool slightly before serving.
- Marshmallow Fluff is a name brand, and if you can’t find that brand, you can pick up a jar of marshmallow creme instead.
- Keep a close eye on your mixture, especially when it starts to bubble, as you don’t want it to burn to the bottom of your pan.
- Your sauce may harden when stored in the fridge. Just warm it a bit in the microwave to restore the creamy liquidy texture.