Choco-Coffee Hot Fudge Sauce

This recipe for creamy hot fudge sauce flavored with coffee liqueur makes the perfect ice cream topping for holiday entertaining. Spoon sauce into decorative glass jars to hand out as food gifts.

Choco-Coffee Hot Fudge Sauce
Yield: 3 cups Prep 10 mins Cook 10 mins


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
  • 6 1 ounce squares bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon espresso powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Make It

1. Heat cream in a heavy-bottomed medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat until bubbles form along edge. Lower heat to medium-low and stir in both sugars, cocoa, butter, chocolate, espresso powder and salt.

2. Continue to heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and sugars are melted, about 10 minutes. Take off heat and stir in the coffee liqueur and vanilla. Allow to cool; store in airtight jars in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. When serving, reheat gently.

3. To present as a gift, wrap the tops of the jars in festive fabric and secure with ribbon; keep refrigerated until ready to give. Nestle in a tin filled with netting and include a whisk, wooden spoons and premium maraschino cherries.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 86, Fat, total (g): 5, sat. fat (g): 3, carb. (g): 10, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 1, sodium (mg): 16, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.