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Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

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Hot fudge has to be one of my favorite things on this planet. On ice cream, drizzled over cake or brownies, mixed into milk – you name it, I love it. Sadly, I’d always relied on the kind from the jar to get my fix. But, as with some of my other favorite store-bought items, I wanted to learn to make it at home.

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
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Hot fudge has to be one of my favorite things on this planet, I wanted to learn to make it at home.

  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light agave syrup (nectar)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces semisweet or bittersweet chocolate (60%–72% cacao), chopped

  1. Bring sugar, agave syrup, and 2 Tbsp. water to a boil in a small deep heavy saucepan, stirring to dissolve sugar. Prop a candy thermometer in pan with bulb submerged in syrup. Boil without stirring until thermometer registers 265°, 8–10 minutes. Add cream, milk, and butter. Whisk until butter is melted and mixture is smooth.
  2. Remove from heat; add chocolate and whisk until melted and mixture is smooth.

DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 weeks ahead. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl. Let cool completely; cover and chill. Reheat in microwave in 10-second intervals, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

Recipe aadapted from Bon Appetit

Photo Courtesy of WhatKatiesBaking / CC BY

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