Fat-free Fudge Sauce Recipe - Delicious and Guilt-Free Dessert

Fat-free Fudge Sauce

Fat-free Fudge Sauce Recipe - Delicious and Guilt-Free Dessert
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 8


Fat-free Fudge Sauce
Fat-free Fudge Sauce

Indulge in a guilt-free treat with this delicious fat-free fudge sauce recipe. Perfect for drizzling over ice cream, brownies, or fruit, this sauce is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth without the added calories.


This fat-free fudge sauce recipe has been a favorite among health-conscious individuals looking for a healthier alternative to traditional fudge sauce. By using skim milk and eliminating the need for butter or heavy cream, this recipe provides all the flavor of a classic fudge sauce without the guilt.


How to prepare

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the cocoa and the coffee or water.
  2. Beat with a whisk until the cocoa is smooth and all the lumps have dissolved.
  3. Whisk in the condensed milk, corn syrup, and raspberry vinegar.
  4. Heat over low heat until warm, stirring constantly. Whisk in the vanilla extract.
  5. Alternatively, combine all the ingredients except the vanilla in a microwave-safe bowl.
  6. Heat on medium power (50%) in a microwave oven, stirring frequently until warm.
  7. Stir in the vanilla extract and serve.


  • Add a pinch of sea salt for a salted caramel flavor.
  • Stir in a tablespoon of peanut butter for a chocolate peanut butter sauce.
  • Mix in some chopped nuts or dried fruit for added texture.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to whisk the cocoa and hot water together thoroughly to ensure a smooth consistency.

- Heating the sauce over low heat and stirring constantly will help prevent burning and ensure a creamy texture.

- For a quicker option, you can also heat the ingredients in the microwave, stirring frequently until warm.

Serving Suggestions

Drizzle over ice cream, brownies, or fruit for a delicious treat. This sauce also makes a great topping for pancakes or waffles.

Cooking Techniques

Whisking the cocoa and hot water together thoroughly.

- Heating the sauce over low heat and stirring constantly.

- Using a microwave-safe bowl for a quicker option.

Ingredient Substitutions

Use regular milk or a dairy-free alternative in place of skim milk.

- Honey or maple syrup can be used in place of corn syrup.

- Apple cider vinegar can be used instead of raspberry vinegar.

Make Ahead Tips

This sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Simply reheat before serving.

Presentation Ideas

Serve the fudge sauce in a small pitcher or drizzle over desserts in a decorative pattern. Garnish with fresh berries or a sprinkle of powdered sugar for an elegant touch.

Pairing Recommendations

This fat-free fudge sauce pairs well with vanilla ice cream, chocolate cake, or fresh fruit. For a decadent treat, try drizzling over warm brownies or cheesecake.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 120


Total Carbohydrates: 25g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 20g


Total Fat: 0g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Trans Fat: 0g


Protein: 2g

Vitamins and minerals

Calcium: 10% DV

Iron: 6% DV


Contains: Milk


This fat-free fudge sauce is a low-calorie, low-fat option for those looking to satisfy their sweet cravings without the guilt. With only 120 calories per serving and no added fats, this sauce is a healthier alternative to traditional fudge sauces.


Indulge in a guilt-free treat with this delicious fat-free fudge sauce recipe. With only 120 calories per serving and no added fats, this sauce is a healthier alternative to traditional fudge sauces. Drizzle over your favorite desserts for a sweet and satisfying treat.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of discovering this recipe for the first time is a cherished one. It was a hot summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Martha, who was known for her delicious desserts. As we sat in her kitchen, sipping on sweet tea and chatting about life, she suddenly got up and went to her pantry.

"Have you ever tried my fat-free fudge sauce?" she asked, a mischievous twinkle in her eye. I shook my head, intrigued by the idea of a guilt-free indulgence. Martha rummaged through her pantry and pulled out a handwritten recipe card, yellowed with age.

"This was passed down to me by my great-grandmother," she explained, handing me the card. "It's a family secret, but I trust you with it."

I studied the recipe, my eyes widening at the simple ingredients - cocoa powder, honey, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt. No butter, no cream, no sugar. Could it really be that easy to make a decadent fudge sauce without all the guilt?

Martha showed me how to mix the ingredients together, heating them gently on the stove until they formed a glossy, rich sauce. The aroma of chocolate filled the kitchen, and I couldn't believe how delicious it tasted. Creamy, sweet, and utterly indulgent - but without the heaviness that usually came with fudge sauce.

As I savored a spoonful of the fat-free fudge sauce, I knew I had stumbled upon something special. This recipe would become a staple in my own kitchen, a go-to treat for family gatherings and special occasions.

Over the years, I perfected the recipe, tweaking it here and there to suit my own taste. I shared it with friends and family, who were always amazed at how something so sinfully delicious could be so healthy. The fat-free fudge sauce became my signature dish, a symbol of my love for cooking and my dedication to creating wholesome, satisfying meals.

I started to experiment with different variations of the fudge sauce, adding in ingredients like almond butter, coconut milk, and even espresso powder. Each new iteration brought a fresh burst of flavor, a new dimension to the classic recipe that Martha had shared with me all those years ago.

But no matter how many variations I tried, the original fat-free fudge sauce remained my favorite. There was something magical about its simplicity, its purity of ingredients that made it stand out from the rest. It was a reminder of that sunny day in Martha's kitchen, of the joy of discovering something new and exciting in the world of cooking.

As I sit here now, stirring a pot of fat-free fudge sauce on my stove, I can't help but smile at the memories that flood back to me. The laughter shared with Martha, the aroma of chocolate wafting through the air, the taste of that first spoonful of fudge sauce on my lips. These moments are what make cooking so special, so rewarding.

And as I pour the warm fudge sauce over a scoop of vanilla ice cream, I am grateful for all the people and experiences that have shaped my love for food. My grandmother's recipes, Martha's family secrets, my own experiments in the kitchen - they all come together in this simple, decadent treat that brings me so much joy.

So here's to fat-free fudge sauce, a reminder of the power of good food and good friends. May it continue to bring sweetness and satisfaction to all who try it, just as it has for me.


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