You just need two ingredients to make this homemade hot fudge: heavy cream and chocolate chips. So easy and SO good!
Warm summer days are on the horizon, and so is ice cream season! If you’re like our family, ice cream doesn’t really have a season (it’s consumed ALL year round) but it’s especially delicious in the summer when the weather is warm.
I love the contrasting temperature of warm fudge drizzled over ice cream, making the ice cream melt a bit. Anyone else a fan of slightly melted ice cream? It’s the best part!
Homemade hot fudge is super easy to make. Here’s how to do it.
Ingredients for hot fudge
You just need two ingredients: heavy cream and chocolate chips. Heavy cream is sometimes called heavy whipping cream. It’s basically the same thing and either can be used here.
I used semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe, but other chocolate chips would work, too. Dark chocolate chips, bittersweet chips, white chocolate chips…now I want to make a few more batches!
How to make hot fudge
The steps are simple. First, warm the cream in a saucepan over medium heat. Take it off the heat as soon as you see bubbles start to come up around the edges of the pan. Any further and the cream will begin to get a film on the top and overheat. We don’t want that.
Pour the cream over the chocolate chips. Let sit for 3 minutes.
Whisk the mixture together, and your hot fudge is done!
Hot fudge sundae bar toppings
This is the fun part. Now it’s time to make a hot fudge sundae bar! Use whatever you have in your pantry, such as:
White chocolate chips
Crushed potato chips
Chopped candy bars
Crushed/chopped cookies (like Oreos or Thin Mints!)
Freeze dried fruit
My favorite topping is Honey Roasted Sliced Almonds from Trader Joe’s. They’re a little sweet, a little salty, and the add the perfect crunch to a hot fudge sundae.
You could also serve the ice cream in glasses, add the hot fudge, and then pour in soda for a black cow!Print
Homemade Hot Fudge
Use your favorite chocolate chips here—semisweet, dark, bittersweet, white. They’re all delicious!
- Prep Time: 10
- Cook Time: 3
- Total Time: 13 minutes
- Yield: 12 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
- ⅔ cup heavy cream
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Place heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium heat. Heat just until the cream starts to bubble slightly at the edges of the pan. Remove from the heat.
- Place the chocolate chips in a heat-safe bowl. Pour the warm cream over the top. Let sit for 3 minutes, then whisk together.
The hot fudge will keep in the refrigerator (in a jar with a lid) for several weeks.
- Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
- Calories: 98 calories
- Sugar: 7 g
- Sodium: 14 mg
- Fat: 6 g
- Saturated Fat: 4 g
- Carbohydrates: 9 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 1 g
- Cholesterol: 12 mg
Keywords: hot fudge sauce
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