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.
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.
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
How to Make Mexican Chocolate Fudge Sauce
- Combine the 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 cook for 2-3 more minutes.
- 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.
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.
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:
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
More Chocolate Dessert Recipes:
- Triple Chocolate Rice Krispies Treats
- Chewy Chocolate Cookies
- One Bowl Chocolate Cake
- Easy Chocolate Truffles
- Rocky Road Candy Bars
- 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
- 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.