Cocoa Hot Fudge Sauce

Cocoa Hot Fudge Sauce-just simple ingredients make this family favorite topping.

Cocoa Hot Fudge Sauce-just simple ingredients make this family favorite topping.

I don’t always have chocolate in the house. Did I really just say that? It’s like butter, sugar, and flour, I try to stay stocked up. I buy Butter 10 pounds at a time. Just today I ran out of powdered sugar. I buy that two 7 pound bags at a time. So it does happen. No good sales happening or I just go on a baking spree and before I know it, the last bag is gone.

Cocoa Hot Fudge Sauce-just simple ingredients make this family favorite topping.

Sure I might have other flavors of chips like peanut butter or butterscotch. Those just won’t do when you want hot fudge though. That’s not to say you can’t make a yummy topping with those chips, it just won’t be chocolate.

Cocoa Hot Fudge Sauce-just simple ingredients make this family favorite topping.

In case of an emergency, I wanted to have a good recipe to make Hot Fudge Sauce using cocoa. No baking chocolate, no chocolate chips, no fancy ingredients someone might not have on hand. Well, maybe you wouldn’t have heavy cream on hand but whole milk works just fine for this recipe. I’ve made this with all three, the cream, half and half and the milk. I honestly couldn’t tell the difference. So use what you have.

Cocoa Hot Fudge Sauce-just simple ingredients make this family favorite topping.

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Cocoa Hot Fudge Sauce

Yield: 3 cups sauce

Cocoa Hot Fudge Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup heavy cream, half and half or whole milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. In a 2 quart saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and milk, stirring with a whisk until completely combined and smooth.
  2. Turn heat on stove to medium and stirring occasionally, bring to a boil.
  3. Stir in butter and continue to boil until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and salt. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving over ice cream. Store in container in the refrigerator. To reheat, microwave for 30 seconds at a time until warm.

Notes

keeps for 2 weeks refrigerated

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Cocoa Hot Fudge Sauce-just simple ingredients make this family favorite topping.

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Comments

  1. ooooh love this! making hot fudge sauce with cocoa powder is such a good idea!

  2. I’m like you. I don’t always have chocolate chips…but there is some sort of chip-variety in my house at all times.
    I LOVE that this recipe doesn’t actually need chocolate. Perfect! Pinning!

  3. Debbie Caraballo says:

    LOVE this recipe! I’ve already pinned it – growing up, my mom, grandmother, and aunt all tended to use cocoa in practically everything chocolate at our house. Chocolate pie, hot cocoa, frosting, cake, whatever! So I actually prefer cocoa over baking chocolate, and chocolate chips, if it has to be melted. I do keep them on hand most of the time though.
    Thanks for a great recipe.

  4. Joan,
    I buy butter when it’s on sale and my hubby always complains that it’s taking up all of the fridge but you can freeze it and it stays fresh longer. I’d love to make this recipe. It’s a lot better than Hershey’s syrup in the can. Pinned.
    Annamaria

  5. Joan, I am new to your site, and I am already loving it! Who needs ice cream? I would eat this right out of the jar. It looks amazing!

  6. Cathy Perez says:

    Hot Fudge Sauce, looks easy to make, Pinned!

  7. This fudge sauce looks like the perfect amount of chocolate! Saving for later!

  8. This looks incredible! Must make it soon!

  9. My daughter would want me to make her about a gallon of this :)

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