THE perfect hot fudge recipe without corn syrup
If you're like me, you've struggled finding a good homemade hot fudge recipe without corn syrup for ice cream. Yes, I know, we shouldn't be eating this too much, since it's full of sugar. We don't have it a LOT, but it's a fun treat sometimes, and even though sugar isn't good for us, at least it's not the nasty high fructose corn syrup in the kinds you find at the store. Not only that, but it's also not made with corn syrup, which most homemade hot fudge recipes call for.
For a while my attempts were a work in progress because the consistency didn't always turn out, well… fudgy. Instead it was often too thin. I've played with it more and came up with what I think is THE perfect hot fudge recipe now. It's thick and fudgy and wonderful. 🙂 It reheats nicely too, so you can get the consistency back again for your leftovers. I came up with the beginning of this recipe totally by accident when I was making these Fudgy Cream Cheese Brownies that start with a similar chocolate base…
Homemade Hot Fudge Recipe WITHOUT Corn Syrup
- 6 ounces of your favorite chocolate or chocolate chips, chopped, we like these
- 3 tablespoons butter, pastured butter is best
- 1/2 cup organic powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup organic sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 cup heavy cream, NOT ultra-pasteurized — read more about that here
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate on low heat so it doesn't burn.
- In another medium sized saucepan, whisk the other ingredients together over medium heat — keep stirring as it comes to a low boil and it'll start to thicken after it boils for a minute or two.
- Remove from heat and whisk in the melted chocolate.
Let cool a little bit before putting it onto your ice cream, it'll be a little thicker that way, plus it won't melt it all. 🙂 Makes about 2 cups.
Now, good luck with your self-control!
Remember to either make your own ice cream (fun once in a while), or be sure to buy better quality ice cream at the store, with VERY few ingredients. Important note: we only get plain chocolate, strawberry or vanilla – that's your only chance at finding some with short ingredient labels, and even then it's tricky. Anything else is full of ingredients I can't pronounce and/or I don't know what most of them are.
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