Homemade Hot Fudge {two ways}

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This past weekend was ALL about the ice cream. It has been extremely hot here, and nothing beats the heat better than ice cream. To make things interesting, we had a fun family sundae building competition.

Have you voted for your favorite yet?

PicMonkey Collage



On Saturday I got busy making all of the sauces that we would be using.

Everyone’s favorite….

hot fudge


dark chocolate chips


I happen to prefer caramel or butterscotch, but homemade hot fudge really is good.

It was so good that I decided to make two batches,

one plain that we would use for sundaes

and one mint

{you can see what I did with that one soon}



Homemade Hot Fudge {two ways} ~adapted from Smitten Kitchen


  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup agave
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup of dark chocolate {chunks or chips}
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla {or 1 tsp mint}
  • 1/2 tsp seasalt


  • in a medium saucepan combine the cream, agave, sugar, cocoa powder, and 1/2 cup of the chocolate chips
  • whisk together and bring to a boil
  • reduce the heat and simmer {stirring occasionally} for 5 minutes
  • remove from the heat and whisk in the butter, remaining chocolate, salt, and vanilla {or mint}
  • the sauce will thicken quite a bit while cooling


dark chocolate hot fudge sauce


Sometimes you just have to have a ย hot fudge sundae for dinner,

or in my case a hot fudge, butterscotch,caramelized banana sundae:)