This easy sugar free hot fudge sauce recipe is thick and rich. It’s the perfect topping for your low carb ice cream. Add whipped heavy cream for a sundae!
The weather in Southern New England has been unseasonably warm this March. Last week, we saw temperatures near 80 degrees F.
There’s no need to travel south for the typical spring vacation. We can save tons of money and enjoy the summer like temperatures at home this year!
All of the early spring flowers are in bloom and more people are out walking the streets and hanging out in the parks. Life is good with the winter weather behind us.
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After some unsuccessful attempts at making low carb yeast bread, I ventured into a simpler recipe. This sugar free hot fudge sauce is super easy!
With the warm temperatures, I have been snacking on Breyer’s CarbSmart vanilla ice cream. Even our local Walmart store carries CarbSmart ice cream in the frozen food section so it’s something readily available.
I make my own whipped cream in a whipped cream dispenser so that I can sweeten it with a low carb sweeter like stevia. Whipped cream is usually all I put on my ice cream, but I do like hot fudge sauce when splurging.
However, most commercially available low-carb hot fudge sauces either taste bad or have too much maltitol in them. I knew eventually, I would find an easy sugar free hot fudge sauce that I could make at home.
This low carb homemade hot fudge sauce recipe tastes awesome and is easy to prepare. And, it’s a thick sauce that won’t just run off the ice cream.
I can honestly say this is best of the sugar free ice cream toppings that I’ve tried. And, there are many that I’ve tried. Who can resist a yummy hot fudge sundae?
I used a mix of Swerve and stevia to sweeten the sauce. It’s the perfect addition low carb vanilla ice cream and sugar free whipped cream. Homemade sugar free ice cream like my egg fast vanilla frozen custard or coffee ice cream recipes are also perfect with this sauce.
If you use too much erythritol sweetener, it may crystallize after this easy sugar free hot fudge sauce is chilled. To remedy this, just add a bit more heavy cream when reheating.
Note that most low carb bulk sweeteners like Truvia, Swerve, Sukrin, Natvia, and Pyure contain erythritol. If you aren’t sure, look at the ingredients listed.
Each serving of this easy sugar free hot fudge sauce is about 2 tablespoons. But, it’s really easy to go overboard. No worries, though, because this sauce is virtually guilt-free!
During the hot summer months, you’ll want to keep a stash of this easy low carb hot fudge sauce in the refrigerator. To use, just spoon out the amount you want and microwave it to reheat.
If you notice the erythritol crystallized, just add a bit more heavy cream before microwaving. Enjoy this yummy low carb treat!
Easy Sugar Free Hot Fudge Sauce
Easy Sugar Free Hot Fudge Sauce
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
- 1 1/2 cups sugar equivalent or less to taste (see note)
- 1 cup heavy cream look for one without additives like carageenan
- 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or coconut milk
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Stir butter and chocolate over low heat until melted and combined.
Mix in cocoa, sugar substitute, table cream, almond milk and salt.
Heat slowly until a boil is reached. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
Serve warm. Store in refrigerator and reheat small batches as needed.
For the sweetener, I like to use 1/2 cup Swerve plus 3/4 tsp stevia powder concentrate. This results in 5g erythritol per serving from Swerve.
Avoid using a sweetener with too much erythritol in it as it can crystallize in the refrigerator. If the erythritol does crystallize, add a bit of heavy cream and reheat in the microwave. The crystals should dissolve with the added cream and heating.
Each serving is about 2 tablespoons.