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Homemade Fudge Sauce

Since I don't like store-bought sauces, I decided to come up with my own. I make it for family and for company, and I'll often get asked for the recipe. —Trudy DeFelice, Columbia, South Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    3 cups


  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into eight pieces
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  • In a heavy saucepan, stir together sugar, cocoa and cinnamon. Add cream and milk; mix well. Over medium heat, bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat; cool for 15 minutes. Add butter and stir until melted. Stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature. Cover and store in the refrigerator. Stir before serving.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 122 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 7mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Hogs-n-Quiches
    Dec 7, 2013

    This is almost like my Mother's Hot Fudge recipe. She didn't use cinnamon but instead used instant coffee. I've since changed that to instant espresso granules and it's wonderful!