Classic ooey, gooey 5-minute Fudge Sauce, just begging to be drizzled over ice cream, brownies, or pancakes and waffles.
Hey, friends. Over the last couple years, I’ve added a few quick and easy single-serving dessert sauces to the site:
And I have another one for you today: Hot Fudge Sauce (For One).
It’s SO GOOD.
And the best part is, if you have cocoa powder in your cupboard, you can probably make some fudge sauce right now because this recipe uses just five ingredients: sugar, cocoa powder, butter, milk, and optional vanilla.
How to Make Fudge Sauce
- On the stove, melt butter in a small saucepan, and whisk in milk followed by cocoa powder and sugar.
- Then just whisk continuously until the mixture thickens into a sauce.
- Stir in vanilla and let the sauce sit at room temperature to thicken further while you scoop your ice cream or plate your brownies, and then drizzle away.
Totally easy, right?
Single-serve Fudge Sauce Recipe Notes
- This recipe doubles or triples with no changes except you will need to extend the cooking time slightly for sauce to thicken.
- If you make a larger batch, you can store any extra sauce in the fridge in an airtight container. It will become solid as it cools, but will return to its smooth, pourable state with 15 to 30 seconds in the microwave and a couple good stirs.
- Looking for some more things to pour fudge sauce over? Try Frozen Hot Chocolate, Hot Chocolate, or make a cookie sundae with One Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie.
Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe for One
- 2 tablespoons (25g) granulated sugar
- 1 heaping tablespoon (8g) cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon (14g) butter
- 2 tablespoons milk any percentage
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a small bowl, combine sugar and cocoa powder. Stir together and set aside.
- In a small saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter. Whisk in milk followed by the sugar and cocoa powder mixture. Whisk continuously, beating out any lumps as they form, until mixture begins to thicken and bubble 1-3 minutes.
- Remove from heat and continue whisking for about 30 seconds to cool the sauce slightly before whisking in the vanilla. Allow to sit and thicken for 2 to 3 minutes. Serve over ice cream, brownies, or pancakes and enjoy!
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