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Old Fashioned Hot Fudge Sauce

You may never purchase another jar of the store-brand after making Old Fashioned Hot Fudge Sauce.  You can have this thick, rich sauce drizzled over your ice cream in ten minutes or less. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: copycat hot fudge sauce, homemade hot fudge sauce, hot fudge sauce, hot fudge sauce from scratch, hot fudge sauce with cocoa powder, thick hot fudge sauce, vintage hot fudge sauce
Servings: 1 pint
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a small saucepan.
    You may never purchase another jar of the store-brand after making Old Fashioned Hot Fudge Sauce.  You can have this thick, rich sauce drizzled over your ice cream in ten minutes or less. 
  • Heat over medium heat, whisking constantly until the mixture boils and thickens.
    You may never purchase another jar of the store-brand after making Old Fashioned Hot Fudge Sauce.  You can have this thick, rich sauce drizzled over your ice cream in ten minutes or less. 
  • Serve over ice cream. Cool, cover and store in the refrigerator.
    You may never purchase another jar of the store-brand after making Old Fashioned Hot Fudge Sauce.  You can have this thick, rich sauce drizzled over your ice cream in ten minutes or less. 

Notes

  • This thick hot fudge recipe is a copycat of the jarred type that you get at the grocery store.
  • Grandma's hot fudge sauce uses cocoa powder for a deep, rich chocolate flavor.
  • Corn starch is the thickening agent, and you may get clumps if you don't whisk constantly. Feel free to push the sauce through a sieve for a smoother texture. 
  • Let the homemade hot fudge sauce cool completely, seal and store in the refrigerator.
  • To rewarm old fashioned hot fudge sauce, remove the metal lid, and warm in 30 second intervals in the microwave, stirring in between intervals until it's at your desired temperature.
  • Serve drizzled over ice cream or try adding a scoop to your morning coffee to create a mocha. Try Grandma's Ice Cream recipe.