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Hot Fudge Sundae

Hot Fudge Sundae

  • Author: The Commish
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert



For the fudge sauce:

  • 3/4  cup heavy cream
  • 1/2  cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3  cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons Dutch-processed cocoa
  • 1/4  teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 7 ounces bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the sundae:

  • 1 cup heavy cream, chilled
  • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar, more to taste
  • 1/2  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 pints vanilla ice cream
  • Chopped toasted nuts, such as almonds, peanuts or pecans
  • Cherries, for garnish


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the cream, sugar, honey, cocoa and salt to a simmer. Whisk in the sugar until it dissolves and the mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir in the chocolate, and cook until the chocolate melts. Stir in the butter and vanilla.
  3. Allow the mixture to cool slightly.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the cream, sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form.
  5. Pour 2 tablespoons of fudge sauce into a sundae dish. Top with ice cream, hot fudge and nuts. Cover with whipped cream, and top with a cherry.