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Best Hot Fudge Sauce in a Mason Jar

Best Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

A combination of dark and milk chocolate with brown sugar and espresso really does make the Best homemade hot fudge sauce.
Course Salads, Dressings, Marinades and Sauces
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Calories 309kcal
Author Creative Culinary


  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup half & half
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 6 ounces milk chocolate chopped
  • 1 teaspoon espresso
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • teaspoon sea salt


  • Combine the butter and half and half in a double boiler or a saucepan that you've set over another larger pot with simmering water. Warm until the butter is melted. Whisk together.
  • Add the chocolate, espresso, brown sugar, vanilla, and sea salt to the mixture and bring to a simmer; whisking continuously until smooth.
  • Use an immersion blender (or pour mixture into a countertop blender) and blend until smooth and shiny.
  • Cool.slightly before serving warm over your favorite ice cream.
  • Refrigerate to store; heat in warm water or microwave on low power before using.


Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce

Add 1/4 cup of tequila to milk and butter and boil for one minute to boil off alcohol.
Add an additional 1/2 teaspoon of espresso powder, 1/2 to 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper and 1 teaspoon cinnamon to sauce when you add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well. I like to serve a sundae with this sauce and crumbled up cinnamon tortillas.


Serving: 18 | Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 97mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g