This simple hot fudge sauce is a rich and decadent topping for your ice cream sundaes! Dairy free, vegan, and so delicious.
There’s nothing like a delicious hot fudge sundae on a special occasion. The combination of cold ice cream and hot fudge is truly decadent.
If you have food allergies, you probably aren’t going to head to the local ice cream shop to get a hot fudge sundae. There are too many allergens that can cross contaminate your sundae.
But this homemade hot fudge sauce is even better than what you’ll find in an ice cream parlor, plus it’s free of the top allergens.
I wanted to make this simple hot fudge sauce a little healthier (if that’s possible with hot fudge), so I decided to use coconut sugar.
I’ve been using more coconut sugar in my recipes because it’s a natural sweetener. You could also try date sugar. I don’t know if maple syrup or honey will work – if you try it, let me know!
If you prefer to use regular sugar, that’s fine! Just use an equal amount.
This hot fudge sauce is rich and chocolatey – it’s perfect over your favorite ice cream, or drizzled into a milkshake, or eaten with a spoon. :)
Is hot fudge gluten free?
Yes, hot fudge sauce can easily be made gluten free. Just use arrowroot starch or corn starch as a thickener.
Can you make hot fudge without milk?
It’s easy to make a dairy free hot fudge sauce by using non-dairy milk and vegan buttery spread. Use whatever type of non-dairy milk that works for your dietary needs.
This dairy free hot fudge sauce is:
- decadent and rich
- perfect for a special dessert
- so delicious, you’ll never guess it’s vegan and dairy free!
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Simple Hot Fudge Sauce (Dairy Free).
In a small pot, whisk together the coconut sugar, cocoa powder, and salt. Add the ½ cup non-dairy milk, and heat over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low.
Add the vegan buttery spread and chocolate chips and stir until melted.
Put the arrowroot powder and the 2 Tablespoons coconut milk in a small jar with a lid and shake to combine. Drizzle this mixture into the pot and stir until the sauce thickens.
Remove the pot from the heat and set aside so that it cools enough to serve.
Serve over the dairy free ice cream of your choice.
Store leftover hot fudge in the refrigerator.
Leftover hot fudge sauce can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week.
If you aren't dairy free, go ahead and use regular milk and butter.
This post was originally published in February 2015. It has been updated with new text and photos.
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