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Hot Fudge Sauce

Hot Fudge Sauce can be enjoyed - in moderation - while following low FODMAP protocol.

Low FODMAP Serving Size Info: Makes about 2 cups (480 ml); serving size 2 tablespoons

Course: Condiment, Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Makes: 16 servings
Calories: 232 kcal
Author: Dédé Wilson


  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream, lactose-free or conventional
  • 1 cup (198 g) sugar
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) light corn syrup
  • 6 ounces (170 g) semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, preferably 55% to 65% cacao), finely chopped
  • 4 ounces (115 g) unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 1/4 cup (21 g) sifted Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon instant espresso powder or instant coffee
  • Large pinch salt


  1. Whisk together the cream, sugar and corn syrup in a medium sized heavy saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until sugar dissolves and mixture comes to a boil. Adjust heat and simmer for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in chocolates and butter. Let sit for about 1 minute, then whisk gently to encourage chocolate to melt with the residual heat. Once chocolate is melted gently whisk the mixture until it is smooth. Whisk in the cocoa in three batches to help it disperse evenly. Whisk in vanilla, coffee powder and salt. You can whisk vigorously at this point to make sure everything is ultra smooth and combined.
  3. Hot fudge is ready to use or refrigerate in an airtight container up to 4 weeks. The sauce may be reheated on the stovetop over very low heat or in the microwave at 50% power.



  • This is all about the chocolate flavor so we encourage you to use the best quality chocolate that you can find. This means seeking out bars or bulk chocolate. The kinds of chocolate morsels that you buy for cookies are formulated to hold their shape and do not melt readily. In the supermarket look for wrapped bars of Ghirardelli 60% or bars or bulk pieces bars of Callebaut, Guittard or Sharffen Berger, for instance.
Nutrition Facts
Hot Fudge Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 215IU4%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.