Chocolate Sauce and Hot Fudge Recipes

Find easy recipes for decadent chocolate sauces and the best hot fudge. Take your ice cream (or any other dessert!) to the next level.

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Southern-Style Chocolate Gravy

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Oh yes, you can have chocolate for breakfast! Excellent served on top of hot flaky biscuits or homemade drop biscuits. Everyone will be cheering for more.

Chocolate Syrup

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This is my step-mom's syrup recipe, and everyone says it's better than Hershey's! Great on ice cream, in chocolate milk, or drizzled on warm brownies.

Easy Homemade Chocolate Sauce

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If you are a regular buyer of store-bought chocolate sauce, and didn't realize how easy it is to make your own at home, then I hope you give this recipe a try. Enjoy!

Instant Chocolate Hard Shell

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Two ingredients and less than 5 minutes to a delicious chocolate candy shell for ice cream. After trying recipe after recipe that turned out either rock hard or thick gummy hard shells - I thought to read the ingredient list on a bottle of the store stuff and came up with this! You can use any oil that has NO flavor or has a flavor compatible with chocolate and your ice cream - canola or soybean work ok here, but the coconut oil sends the flavor over the top and makes it a tad crunchier! Drizzle on top of your favorite ice cream!

Sue's Hot Fudge Sauce

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Decadent thick and delicious hot fudge sauce. Simple to make and so much better than store-bought!

Rich Hot Fudge Sauce

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A rich hot fudge sauce that is great over ice cream, fresh strawberries, or as a cake filling when cooled.

Chocolate Gravy II

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When my grandchildren spend the night the first thing they ask for is chocolate gravy for breakfast. It's delicious served over buttered toast with bacon at the side.

Art's Southern-Style Chocolate Gravy

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Art Stone from Honest Biscuit in Seattle was inspired by his grandmother's version of this down-home, easy-to-make breakfast staple that's served over fluffy buttermilk biscuits. Sounds kind of funny if you've never tried it before, but one bite and you'll be hooked.

Old-Fashioned Hot Fudge Sauce

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This is a very classic hot fudge for all your chocolate whims. Of course it is perfect for ice cream, but consider using it as a sauce over cheese cake ...yum.

Hot Fudge Sauce II

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This is a great hot fudge sauce to use for almost any chocolate dessert. My mom gave me this recipe with a note that said, 'Use this sauce over brownies and vanilla ice cream to make 'Eskimo Pie Delight'. It was a favorite of mine from college.

Best Hot Fudge Sauce

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A friend of my mother-in-law shared this easy recipe with me years and years ago.

Chocolate Sauce

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Just cocoa, sugar, water and vanilla in this quick chocolate sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

Pete's Chocolate Malted Milk Syrup

"In minutes, this makes a delicious sauce for ice cream, cake, crepes…you name it. So easy, and so good!" – lutzflcat

Instant Chocolate Hard Shell

"Made as stated, with coconut oil. Served over coconut ice cream and it was awesome!" – Kim Henke

Chocolate Shell Sauce

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Butter and chocolate chips are melted together for a quick and easy chocolate sauce.