Hot Fudge Sauce


I have had very few cravings since I’ve been Paleo but sometimes I get a completely random craving that hits me out of nowhere. There was a day a couple of months ago that I could have eaten an entire bag of salt & vinegar chips. I cannot remember the last time I had them but it’s a taste that is forever stuck in my memory. Tonight’s craving was DQ hot fudge sundaes.

So obviously the ice cream part was out since I had no time to whip up some coconut milk ice cream but I sure as heck could make the hot fudge sauce! Again, the randomness of it all had me literally leap off the couch and start collecting ingredients.

When it was finished, I realized that I had created a monster… hot fudge so delicious that I couldn’t stray more than a couple of feet from the pot. The kids, always leery of what I might try to sneak into them, eyed up the pot suspiciously. After a quick taste, they were hooked. HOOKED! Who needs ice cream to pour the hot fudge sauce on when you can just eat it straight up?

This is definitely not something to be eaten every day. If/when you allow yourself a treat, this should absolutely be it!

Hot Fudge Sauce


1/4 cup coconut oil
100 g dark chocolate (I used Lindt 90%)
1/4 cup Cocoa powder
2 tbsp Coconut sap or palm sugar
2-3 tbsp Honey
1 can Coconut milk
1 tsp Vanilla
Pinch of Sea salt


In a medium sized pot over medium-low heat, melt coconut oil and dark chocolate.

Whisk in cocoa powder, honey, and coconut sap; stir until it has dissolved and completely mixed.

Whisk in coconut milk, vanilla, and salt. Stir occasionally until it comes to a low boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes; until the sauce has slightly thickened.

Pour sauce into a glass jar (or two), cover, and refrigerate. Re-heat as needed.

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16 Responses to Hot Fudge Sauce

  1. Holly says:

    Where do you buy coconut sap? I never heard of this. Is it actually called that?



  2. nicole says:

    coconut sap?? where do you get that??

  3. Julie Piland says:

    Sounds delicious! What is “coconut sap”?

  4. Laura says:

    I cannot wait to try this. I have been having sweet cravings and this will definitely take care of that without ruining my progress.

  5. Kierstyn says:

    This sounds fantastic!! I can’t wait to try it- thank you!!

  6. Laura Jo says:

    I just made this, it’s cooling now. Gotta say, I like it!! I dont have coconut sap (is this coconut nectar that I’ve seen at natural food store?), so I used 2 tablespoons raw organic sugar. This is not a very sweet fudge sauce which appeals to me. The fruit I’m slathering it on is plenty sweet. Others eating ice cream will love it. Thanks for sharing your recipe!! -LJ, Anchorage, Alaska

  7. Ben says:

    I know Coconut Secret makes Coconut Nectar which is coconut sap. You can also get coconut sugar from many different brands on amazon.

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  9. Yvette says:

    I just made this – subbed the honey with Agave. It is freaking deeeelicioius!!!! Thank you for sharing this recipe! It is just what I needed for the [paleo] coconut ice cream my mother-in-law made me!

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  11. Britt says:

    Hey! Thank you so much for this delicious treat – my husband and I thoroughly enjoyed with some strawberries it last night for our Vday celebration!
    I had a bit of trouble with re-heating, though – the oil seemed to want to separate from the sauce. Any tips?
    Thanks again for sharing this!

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