Is your ice cream screaming to be covered in something dark, rich and divine? If so, it’s time to make this quick and easy Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Sauce. Get ready to turn any cold confection into something dazzling and completely satisfying as it’s doused with this warm and thick chocolate decadence. You see, my husband has been begging me to make homemade hot fudge for a while now. He is a traditionalist and likes things pure and simple. He constantly reminds me of his fond childhood memories of the most incredible hot fudge sauce from a place called Rumplemeyer’s that was located in the Saint Moritz Hotel on Central Park South, he used to go there with his dad when they visited New York. So I found this simply divine recipe, and let me tell you from the very first spoonful, he was hooked.
Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Sauce
(adapted from Averie Cooks)
2/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted (I used Hershey’s)
3 ounces dark chocolate, finely chopped (I used Ghirardelli 60%)
3 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped (I used Ghirardelli 60%)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
In a medium heavy saucepan, add cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa powder, and half the dark and bittersweet chopped chocolate. Over medium heat, bring to a boil, stirring until chocolate is melted. Reduce heat and cook at a low boil for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
Turn off the heat and add butter, vanilla, remaining dark and bittersweet chocolate, and stir until smooth. Cool slightly before spooning over your favorite ice cream!
This sauce can be made in advance, cooled and stored in a jar with a lid or in airtight container in the refrigerator for several weeks. However it probably won’t last that long! You can reheat the sauce by scooping out the desired amount in a microwave-safe bowl and heating for about 10 to 15 seconds, or you can reheat on the stove top then pour or spoon onto your dessert. Yields about 16 ounces.
So what are you waiting for? Take the plunge now and dive into this Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Sauce, you’ll be glad you did!