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decadent hot fudge sauce is drizzled over vanilla ice cream in a white bowl.
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The Most Decadent Hot Fudge Sauce (In Minutes)

This hot fudge sauce is rich and creamy like a ganache but with a more robust flavor. The brown sugar and butter compliment the chocolate and give you a true melted fudge flavor but it only takes minutes to make this easy sauce!
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate sauce, easy, homeamde dessert sauce
Servings: 10 (2.5 cups total yield)
Calories: 341kcal
Author: Mirlandra Neuneker


  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup salted butter
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  • In a large sauce pan over medium heat, bring cream to a simmer. You do not have to stir but watch that it does not go past a simmer.
  • Add chocolate chips and brown sugar. Stir until all the chips are melted, removing from heat when they are half melted.
  • Add the butter, vanilla and salt. Stir until combined and the sauce is smooth without any sugar grains.
  • Serve warm over ice cream, cheesecake, or any other dessert. Refrigerate leftovers. Microwave gently to reheat.


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 106mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 680IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 2mg