Decadent Fudge Sauce
Theresa Polley
February 7, 2022
August 16, 2023

I've always been a chocolate lover - for those of y'all that don't like chocolate (like my ex) - I love you but I don't get it! As I've gotten older my taste buds have matured (or just gotten older!) and I prefer dark chocolate over milk every time. I made this hot fudge last year when I made Nina her annual birthday ice cream pie. In the past, I've used the jarred stuff from the store, but decided to give homemade a try. So glad I did! Nina and Spencer loved the pie, but their favorite was the fudge sauce. This year I made myself some for my birthday - because - life! I knew I deserved it. So good with ice cream, fresh fruit or the old fashioned way - on your finger. This recipe is for those of you who share my addiction or those who want to come over to the dark side. Enjoy!


  • 1/2 stick salted butter
  • 3/4 cup extra dark cocoa powder (or regular)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp cinnamon (optional)


  • Melt butter in heavy duty pan.
  • Add sugar, cocoa and cream stirring well.
  • Add vanilla and cinnamon (or other flavoring).
  • Remove cream from heat.
  • Store in glass jar in refrigerator.
  • Makes two cups.

To Serve

  • Heat in microwave for 10 seconds at a time.
  • Take care to not overheat, it burns easily.

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