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Recipes: Ben & Jerry's Hot Fudge Sauce (Dessert)

Ben & Jerry's Hot Fudge Sauce

We couldn't find a better hot fudge sauce than the one devised by ice cream czars Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. The recipe comes from the "Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book"--a cookbook no serious sundae lover should be without (Workman Publishing).


  • 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy or whipping cream


  1. In a double boiler, melt the chocolate and butter, stirring frequently. Add the cocoa and whisk until it dissolves. Using a slotted spoon, gradually stir in the sugar (the mixture should be the consistency of wet sand.) Cook over the simmering water, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes. Gradually stir in the milk and cream. Continue cooking and stirring for one hour, checking the water level in the double boiler and replenishing it when necessary. When the fudge is completely smooth and the sugar is dissolved, the sauce is ready. Makes one generous quart.