Hot Fudge Sauce in a Mason Jar

Hot Fudge Sauce in a Mason Jar

May 19, 2023

Hot Fudge Sauce in a Mason Jar

One of our amazing customers shared with us this recipe for hot fudge sauce and we couldn't be more grateful because our tastebuds have never been the same!  Dive into a rich and velvety chocolate experience that will take your desserts to new heights.

What is Hot Fudge Sauce?

Hot fudge sauce is a thick and creamy sauce that is typically made with chocolate, sugar, butter, and cream or milk. It has a rich, chocolatey flavor and a smooth, velvety texture that is perfect for drizzling over ice cream or other desserts. The sauce is usually heated and served warm, which helps it to melt into the dessert and create a deliciously decadent treat. Hot fudge sauce is a popular topping for ice cream sundaes, brownies, cakes, and other desserts, and it's a beloved classic in the world of sweets.

How is Hot Fudge Sauce Different Than Chocolate Syrup?

Hot fudge sauce and chocolate syrup are both chocolate-based toppings that are commonly used to enhance the flavor of desserts, particularly ice cream. However, there are some key differences between the two:

  1. Ingredients: Hot fudge sauce is typically made with chocolate, sugar, butter, and cream or milk, while chocolate syrup is made with cocoa powder, sugar, and water or milk.
  2. Consistency: Hot fudge sauce has a thicker and creamier consistency than chocolate syrup, which tends to be thinner and more liquidy.
  3. Flavor: Hot fudge sauce has a richer and more intense chocolate flavor than chocolate syrup, which can sometimes taste more artificial or diluted.
  4. Serving temperature: Hot fudge sauce is typically served warm, while chocolate syrup is often served at room temperature or cold.
  5. Usage: Hot fudge sauce is usually used as a topping for ice cream sundaes or other desserts, while chocolate syrup is often used as a flavoring agent for milkshakes, coffee drinks, or other beverages.
Overall, hot fudge sauce is a richer, creamier, and more indulgent option for chocolate lovers, while chocolate syrup is a thinner and more versatile topping that can be used in a variety of different ways, including for chocolate milk.

Check out our version of the Perfect Chocolate Syrup for Chocolate Milk.

What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Hot Fudge Sauce?

  • Butter: a dairy product made from milk or cream that is used in cooking and baking. It provides flavor and richness to the sauce.
  • Cocoa powder: a dry, unsweetened powder made by grinding roasted cocoa beans. It provides a rich chocolate flavor to the sauce.
  • Flour: a fine powder made from cereal grains, typically wheat, that is used to thicken the sauce and give it a smooth texture.
  • Sugar: a sweet, crystalline substance that is used to sweeten the sauce and balance out the bitterness of the cocoa powder.
  • Evaporated milk: a canned milk product made by removing most of the water from regular milk. It has a slightly caramelized flavor and is used in this recipe to give the sauce a creamy texture.
  • Vanilla extract: a liquid made by soaking vanilla pods in alcohol. It provides a sweet, floral flavor to the sauce.

All of these ingredients come together to create a delicious and indulgent sauce that is perfect for drizzling over ice cream, brownies, or other desserts.

How to Make Hot Fudge Sauce

  1. Melt butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add cocoa powder to the melted butter and stir well.
  3. Mix flour and sugar together in a bowl and then add the mixture to the cocoa and butter mixture.
  4. Slowly add canned milk to the saucepan while stirring constantly.
  5. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil lightly for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove the saucepan from heat and add vanilla extract.
  7. Serve the hot fudge sauce in a mason jar with an Ergo Spout®.

How To Use Hot Fudge Sauce

Hot fudge sauce is a versatile sauce that you can use for all your desserts:

  • Pour it over ice cream: The classic way to enjoy hot fudge sauce is as an ice cream topping. It can be poured over a simple scoop of vanilla, used as a topping on a cone, or drizzled on a banana split or sundae. There isn’t an ice cream flavor in the world that isn’t made better by hot fudge sauce. 
  • Use it for other desserts: Hot fudge sauce doesn’t have to be limited to ice cream. It’s also fabulous on top of brownies, cakes, and cookies. If there’s already chocolate included, it’ll be better with hot fudge. 
  • Use it for fondue: Classic chocolate fondue is typically made using a recipe that’s much different than hot fudge, but if you prefer the richness of hot fudge over the taste of chocolate fondue, use hot fudge instead. So long as it stays heated, it’ll be easy to dip all your favorite fondue foods. It’ll be tasty, too.
  • Eat it with fruit: If you can’t be bothered to dip your fruit into a sauce, just douse it with hot fudge. A bowl of your favorites like strawberries, bananas, and orange slices will be made infinitely sweeter with a hot fudge topping. 

How to Store Hot Fudge Sauce

Storing hot fudge sauce is easy, especially when you’re using a mason jar and an Ergo Spout. Hot fudge sauce keeps best in an airtight container at room temperature. After you’ve poured your sauce into your mason jar and secured it with your Ergo Spout, you simply need to find a spot in your pantry to keep it for its next use. 

To reheat the hot fudge, remove the Ergo Spout and put the mason jar (so long as it’s safe) in the microwave or pour the fudge back into a saucepan. Just be sure to return it to the mason jar and top it with the Ergo Spout for easy pouring.


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