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Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce

This Mexican Chocolate Sauce is perfect over ice cream or as a dip for fruit.  You can add a little (or a lot) of heat to this decadent, rich homemade hot fudge sauce recipe.  This post is sponsored by Kroger.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Mexican chocolate sauce in a glass jar.

I’m lucky enough to live in the great state of Texas, which means that I don’t have to travel far to get my TexMex fix.  Taco Tuesday is a weekly occurrence in our house.  My kids have grown up eating Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas and cut their teeth on chips with Homemade Salsa.

I’ve mastered recreating many of our favorite Mexican dishes at home, but one thing I always treat myself to when we eat out is Mexican desserts.  I love traditional favorites like sopapillas and flan, but I especially enjoy desserts with chocolate and cinnamon.

Adding cinnamon to chocolate has become known as “Mexican Chocolate.”  Similar to how adding coffee to chocolate intensifies the flavors, so does adding cinnamon and spices like chili powder or cayenne. Though most of what is found in the US today is actually cassia (Cinnamomum cassia) and not “true cinnamon” (Cinnamomum zeylanicam) like what is used in many Mexican dishes.

Adding cinnamon and a pinch of cayenne takes this already decadent hot fudge sauce over the top.  It gives it that little something extra that makes you wonder what the secret ingredient is.  

Overhead view of Mexican chocolate sauce in a glass jar.

What’s in Mexican Chocolate Sauce? 

This easy hot fudge sauce comes together with minimal ingredients. Here’s what I used in it: 

  • Unsweetened chocolate baking squares
  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Whole milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Salt
  • Cayenne 
Overhead view of Private Selection Double Vanilla ice cream.

How to Make Mexican Chocolate Fudge Sauce 

  1. Combine the chocolate, butter, and sugar together in a large saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Once the chocolate mixture is smooth, add the milk and cook for 2-3 more minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in all remaining ingredients.

Ways to Use Mexican Chocolate Sauce

This Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce is perfect to spoon over Private Selection Double Vanilla Ice Cream (my favorite)!  Drizzle it over cookies or brownies, or use it as a dip for fresh fruit.  I like to stock up on our favorite locally-sourced fruit and vegetables (from Texas and Mexico) at Kroger, so we always have some on hand for recipes like my Mango Salsa.

Mexican chocolate sauce in a glass jar. A spoon dangles over the glass.

How to Store Homemade Fudge Sauce

Pour into glass jars and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Tips for Making Homemade Fudge Sauce

  • I only add a pinch of cayenne, but you could certainly increase that if you prefer a little more heat.
  • Make sure to use unsweetened baking chocolate and not regular chocolate, otherwise your chocolate fudge sauce will turn out too sweet. 
  • To reheat this Mexican chocolate sauce, microwave it in a glass container for 2 minutes, stirring halfway through. Only microwave the portion you intend to eat, not the entire jar. 
Mexican chocolate sauce in a glass jar.

This homemade hot fudge recipe makes 4 cups — perfect to gift or serve for your Cinco de Mayo party.  Watch this quick video to see how easy it is to make this Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce:

Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce

Kickoff the weekend with this homemade Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce recipe. The perfect addition to your upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebration! AD

Get the full recipe: https://www.graceandgoodeats.com/mexican-hot-fudge-sauce/

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Posted by Grace and Good Eats on Friday, April 28, 2017

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Mexican Chocolate Sauce

3.5 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 48 .125 cups
Calories: 79kcal
Author: Emily Grace

Ingredients

  • 8 oz unsweetened chocolate baking squares
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch cayenne

Instructions

  • Combine chocolate, butter, and sugar together in a large saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Once the chocolate mixture is smooth, add the milk and continue stirring constantly for 2-3 more minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add in all remaining ingredients.

Notes

To store: Pour into glass jars and store in the fridge up to 2 weeks.
To reheat: microwave sauce in a glass container for 2 minutes, stirring halfway through.  Only microwave the portion you intend to eat, not the entire jar. Makes about four cups total.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 33mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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