Mini aluminum bowl with vanilla ice cream, chocolate fudge sauce and a cherry with a mason jar of fudge sauce in the background.
Photography & Art Direction: Anthony Contrino – Food Styling: Carrie Parente

I’m one of those people who needs to eat something sweet after having something salty or savory.  I almost have some form of ice cream in my freezer to make sure I always have something on hand.  For me, it’s usually vanilla ice cream (it’s my fave and I love that it’s both a flavor and a blank canvas at the same time).  This chocolate sauce is SO EASY to make, and I promise it’s better than anything you’re finding in a supermarket.  It’s sure to be the star of your next sundae!

Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 cups


  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • cup dark brown sugar
  • cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces high-quality dark chocolate, 58-62%
  • 2 tablespoons European-style unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a small saucepan combine the cream, dark brown sugar, cocoa powder, corn syrup and salt.
  • Whisk over medium-high heat, being sure to scrape the bottom and sides of the saucepan, until the mixture begins to boil; cook for 30 seconds, then remove from the heat.
  • Add the chocolate and butter and whisk until melted and glossy.
  • Add the vanilla and whisk to combine.
  • Serve warm; refrigerate up to one month, warming in a microwave or water bath between uses.
Course: Condiments, Dessert
Author: Anthony Michael Contrino