Dairy-free Hot Fudge Sauce!
Hot fudge sundaes are literally one of my favorite desserts of all time.
I really wanted to create the best hot fudge recipe that was free of dairy, corn syrup and other refined sugars.
A lot of people don’t handle dairy well and having a dairy-free hot fudge recipe in my repertoire just seemed like the right way to go. It was a sacrifice to keep testing hot fudge recipes, but someone has to do the hard work.
So let’s get cooking….and eating
You start this hot fudge recipe off by melting together dark chocolate and coconut oil. Usually recommend that you use around a 60-70% chocolate for this hot fudge recipe but you can also use whatever cacao percentage you prefer.
Is used in place of butter in this dairy-free hot fudge recipe. I find that the flavor of coconut oil is mild enough while also giving it nice flavor.
dairy-free hot fudge made with coconut milk acts as the “heavy cream” in this recipe. The thickness and creaminess is a perfect substitute for the cream and imparts great flavor and texture. Be sure to buy the coconut milk in the can. Not the coconut milk found in the cartons.
Is a great alternative sugar option. It has a slightly molasses flavor that always pairs great with desserts. I often refer to it as a cross between cane sugar and brown sugar. The coconut sugar sweetens this hot fudge recipe without having to add corn syrup or other processed sugars.
Gives this dairy-free hot fudge and extra layer of chocolate flavor. I usually use a natural processed cocoa powder like THIS. Typically, don’t prefer a Dutch processed cocoa powder because it lacks the acidity and flavor I am looking for.
Making homemade hot fudge sauce is so easy!
Start by heating a saucepan to low-medium heat and melt the chocolate and oil together. Once melted go ahead and pour in the full-fat coconut milk and whisk to combine.
Next you wanted to add the coconut sugar and sifted cocoa powder and continue to whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
Remove from the heat and use immediately or store in an airtight container for later use. You can reheat it on the stove or in the microwave before use.
Most hot fudge recipes contain either butter, cream or condensed milk as the base of their hot fudge recipe. However, there are a lot of vegan options for hot fudge sauce. Including this awesome recipe!
Store the hot fudge in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you are ready to use It you can reheat the whole container or just scoop out how much hot fudge you need and heat it on the stove or in the microwave.
You can pour it over ice cream for some delicious hot fudge sundaes or banana splits. It is great drizzled on some brownies, cookies or even fresh berries.
Eating it by the spoonful is always a good idea too!
Yes, you can substitute any other granulated sugar. I would recommend maple sugar or just regular cane sugar as a substitute for coconut sugar.
Yes, this dairy-free hot fudge sauce is 100% gluten-free.Print
The best dairy-free hot fudge recipe made without corn syrups or refined sugars. A delicious hot fudge recipe that is perfect drizzled on an ice cream sundae or even a warm brownie.
- Heat a saucepan to medium-low heat and melt the chocolate and oil together. Once melted, pour in the full-fat coconut milk and whisk to combine.
- Add the coconut sugar and sifted cocoa powder and continue to whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
- Remove from the heat and use immediately or store in an airtight container for later use.
- Reheat it on the stove or in the microwave before use.
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