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Hot Fudge Sauce With Cocoa

You know your life as a food blogger has reached an all time low when you are caught in the kitchen by your children licking vegan hot fudge sauce off of your shirt. And then they want a lick too. Yes, sadly that seriously happened. I was taking pictures and next thing I knew my shirt was covered in chocolate sauce. I really was just trying to prevent the washing machine from working overtime. Honest. Or at least that’s what I’m telling myself.  😉

And fyi… no, I did not let my children lick my shirt. I don’t like sharing my chocolate.  

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My Dad and I used to make hot fudge sauce together when I was a kid. I loved making treats with him, but I especially loved it when we made hot fudge sauce. It guaranteed we were going to have Hot Fudge Sundays for dessert. Who can possibly resist vanilla ice cream with hot fudge sauce and chopped nuts? 

This Rich & Decadent Dairy Free Hot Fudge Sauce is ridiculous, and I mean that in such a good way – it’s ridiculously good! Think of the inside of molten chocolate cake, you know that ooey-gooey fudge in the middle? Yeah, this is just like it. It’s smooth, dark chocolate-y, and downright sinful. You’ll be secretly sneaking spoonfuls from the refrigerator when no one is looking. Or dipping fruit into it. Or enjoying it in/on dairy free ice cream (There just might be another recipe coming soon… stay tuned!). 

Peace, love, and hot fudge sauce.

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Hot Fudge Sauce with Cocoa

Hot Fudge Sauce with Cocoa

Yield: about 2 cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

This Hot Fudge Sauce with Cocoa is smooth, dark chocolate-y, and downright sinful. You’ll be secretly sneaking spoonfuls from the refrigerator when no one is looking.


  • 14 ounces full fat canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons vegan butter, or ghee for non-vegan
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a blender, blend together the coconut milk, coconut sugar, and cocoa powder until smooth (this step ensures the sauce will be smooth and not lumpy).
  2. Pour the mixture into a small saucepan and bring it to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes and then remove from heat.
  3. Whisk in the coconut oil and vanilla.
  4. Allow the sauce to cool for 20 minutes. A thin film will naturally form over the top of the fudge sauce; this is perfectly normal. Simply give the fudge sauce a good whisk before pouring it into an airtight glass container. The sauce will continue to thicken while it cools.
  5. Store in the refrigerator. Can be served cold or hot. Consume within 4-6 days.


Caution: Don't put this on the stove to boil and walk away! You have to babysit it, otherwise it could boil over and make a huge mess!

You also might like my “Liquid Gold” a.k.a. Dairy Free Caramel Sauce. Click here for the recipe. 
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 This recipe is linked to, Marvelous Mondays, Fat TuesdayAllergy Free WednesdayGluten Free Wednesdays, Waste Not Want Not Wednesdays, Frugal Day Sustainable Ways, Thank Your Body Thursday, Simple Lives Thursday, Pennywise Platter, Fight Back Friday and Gluten Free Fridays. 

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Maria McKenzie

Sunday 8th of September 2019

This hot fudge sauce is so delicious and easy to make! For my birthday, I wanted a hot fudge brownie, one of those childhood treats I wouldn't dream of eating now. But with my paleo brownie and paleo coconut whipped cream recipes , So Delicious vanilla bean dairy free "ice cream," and this amazing hot fudge sauce, I was able to enjoy one! Thank you, Megan!


Friday 13th of September 2019

Awe, that's awesome, Maria! Thanks so much for coming back here and letting me know your thoughts - I appreciate that! And happy belated birthday!

Jill Giaquinta

Tuesday 13th of November 2018

Hi Megan, have you ever tried chilling then whipping the sauce to fill mini tartlets? Thanks


Tuesday 20th of November 2018

Hi Jill, I have not! But the thought of this in mini tarts makes my mouth water! ;)

Isabelle Payne

Tuesday 16th of October 2018

Just found this recipe! AMAZING! Will be using it on all my desserts! Thank you!


Friday 19th of October 2018

Yay - awesome, Isabelle! Glad you enjoyed it!


Wednesday 10th of October 2018

Does it thicken? It appears thin


Monday 15th of October 2018

Yes, it does thicken as it cools in the refrigerator.

Nancy Ryan

Sunday 8th of April 2018

This is absolutely devine!!! I used Lakanto Monk fruit sweetener (granulated)and it came out so good and it's totally sugar free and you can NOT even tell!! Great on the Keto diet. This will not spike blood sugar either. I've died and gone to heaven!!


Monday 16th of April 2018

Oh, wonderful, Nancy! Thank you for letting us know how the substitution worked out. I haven't used monk fruit sweetener yet (though I have some in my pantry). Looking forward to trying it out using that!