Peppermint Hot Fudge Sauce

Peppermint Hot Fudge Sauce

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, Christmas, dessert, holiday, hot fudge, ice cream, peppermint, sauce, winter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 cups


  • 2/3 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup or golden syrup
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup Dutch processed unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces chopped bittersweet chocolate divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • Chopped peppermint bark or candy canes for garnish


  • In a small saucepan, whisk together cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and 3 ounces of the chocolate over medium heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce heat to low.
  • Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes, then remove from heat. Whisk in the remaining 3 ounces chocolate, butter, and peppermint extract until smooth. Allow to cool slightly before serving.
  • Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to a week. Warm slightly before serving.