Warm, gooey, chocolatey Hot Fudge. One of the best things ever. Now you can indulge in this easy 3 ingredient, sugar-free, low carb, keto hot fudge recipe.
A few weeks ago we took the kids to Friendly's for dessert as a special treat. I rarely cheat on my diet but I couldn't resist helping my toddler with her hot fudge sundae. The hot fudge was so good I couldn't stop. I can't remember the last time I had real hot fudge. I know it has been years.
A week or so later when I was making the ganache to fill my Chocolate Ganache Filled Raspberries and top my Raspberry Waffles I ended up with an excess. Is it ever a problem to have excess ganache? I think not. So I put it in a little mason jar and stuck it in the fridge.
A few days later I came across some Keto Coffee Ice Cream in my freezer. I really really thought I was out of ice cream. It was a very pleasant surprise. Even more pleasant when I heated up that chocolate ganache, added a bit more cream, and ended up with a perfect hot fudge sauce.
Vanilla Latte Ice Cream - SO good - it is the perfect light coffee ice cream with hints of vanilla in every bite.
Over the next couple days, I tweaked this hot fudge recipe to get the perfect measurements. I've also tried heating and cooling the hot fudge in the jar a few times and it works well. Since this does use real cream I wouldn't heat it in the jar more than a few times or keep it longer than a week or two. But I doubt it will last that long anyway. I know mine didn't.
The trick to this is blending it. You need to blend it in a blender, rocket blender, or food processor to make it smooth and shiny. I prefer my hot fudge on the thick side. If you want yours a little thinner just add warm cream 1 tablespoon at a time until it is your desired consistency.
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- 4 oz unsweetened chocolate chopped
- ¼ cup Joy Filled Eats Sweetener (or see alternatives in recipe notes)
- ½ cup heavy cream light cream, or half and half
- Microwave: Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl, removing and stirring every 30 seconds. Stir in the sweetener. It will clump up and look thick. Warm the cream in a glass measuring cup. Stir the warm cream into the chocolate. Blend with an immersion blender or transfer to a regular blender and blend until smooth.
- Stovetop: Combine the chocolate and cream in a small saucepan. Stir continuously over low heat until the chocolate is melted. Stir in the sweetener. Blend with an immersion blender or transfer to a regular blender and blend until smooth.
Need a dairy-free hot fudge? Here ya go! Jess from Simply Healthy Home has a great one!
Only have cocoa powder? Check out this hot fudge from Nana's Little Kitchen.
Make sure to try this on my Keto Avocado Ice Cream next!
If you add some coffee, it will have that real hot fudge flavor. Use instant coffee….start with 1/8 tsp or espresso powder…also some vanilla flavoring, just 1/8 tsp.
So yummy! Thanks for the recipe. It doesn’t last long, since I’m a chocoholic!
I made this last week to go with my homemade keto vanilla ice cream. So good!! I used xylitol that I first powdered, so it wouldn’t recrystallize. I couldn’t keep my spoon out of the jar!
I love this recipe so much. It tastes absolutely amazing. My only problem is that it keeps hardening in the firdge, and if I try to microwave it, it comes out like a gritty brownie batter. Any ideas? Even hard, or with the gritty brownie batter texture, it's beautiful to eat. But not quite right for hot fudge on ice cream.
If it is thickening too much after being in the fridge you can stir in some warm cream or melted coconut oil.
how much of each do you use of the xylitol, erythritol, and stevia?
The recipe is here: https://joyfilledeats.com/sweetener/
Have you tried just one type of sweetner instead of the mix of all 3. Just one of them?
Not in this recipe. Using just erythritol or xylitol should work. You will just need more for the same level of sweetness.
Can vanilla extract be added to this recipe?
It's summer and I'm always craving ice cream! can I just say I love you I love you I love you , love this recipe thanks so much!!
I keep this in the fridge just so I can walk by the fridge with a spoon and grab some! Nothing better than a quick hit of hot fudge cold from the fridge!
Nikki Stone (Business) says
Can you use 85% dark chocolates (Aldi) instead of unsweetened?
Nikki Stone (Business) says
Thanks so much for the prompt response!!! Annnd...can I just say I almost (*almost*) wish this WEREN’T so easy
Can you tell me how many servings? Going to make this tonight for my sugar free butter pecan ice cream. Thanks for the recipe!
This makes about 4 servings.
Lindsay Z says
So simple and so good! Hot the spot.
Stacy J. says
Just made this jar full of deliciousness! Great flavor. Now I am waiting for my ice cream to soften so that I can eat it. That ice cream better hurry up or I might just eat the sauce with a spoon.