Hot Fudge to Soothe Your Soul

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Hot Fudge to Soothe Your Soul


  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup (packed) light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream


In a large saucepan, mix the heavy cream, brown sugar, cocoa powder and a pinch of salt. Bring to a simmer over medium-high, stirring to blend. Stir in the corn syrup. Add the chocolate and stir until melted. When the sauce begins to boil, stir in the butter and espresso powder, then the vanilla extract. Serve over vanilla ice cream.