Fat-free Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe - Delicious & Guilt-free!

Fat-free Hot Fudge Sauce

Fat-free Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe - Delicious & Guilt-free!
Region / culture: USA | Preparation time: 5 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes | Servings: 8


Fat-free Hot Fudge Sauce
Fat-free Hot Fudge Sauce

This fat-free hot fudge sauce is a delicious and guilt-free topping for your favorite desserts. Made with simple ingredients, this sauce is easy to prepare and will satisfy your sweet tooth without the added fats.


Hot fudge sauce has been a popular dessert topping for decades, typically made with butter, cream, and sugar. This fat-free version provides a healthier alternative without sacrificing flavor.


How to prepare

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and evaporated skim milk.
  2. Cook and stir the mixture constantly until the sauce becomes bubbly and thick.
  3. Continue cooking and stirring for an additional two minutes.
  4. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in 1 tsp of vanilla.


  • Add a pinch of salt for a salted hot fudge sauce.
  • Stir in a tablespoon of espresso powder for a mocha-flavored sauce.


  1. For sugar-free sauce skip sugar at the start and stir in Nutrasweet Spoon on at the end with the vanilla.

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to constantly stir the sauce while cooking to prevent burning.

- Adjust the sweetness by adding more or less sugar substitute to suit your taste.

- Store any leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Serving Suggestions

Drizzle this hot fudge sauce over ice cream, brownies, or fruit for a delicious dessert treat.

Cooking Techniques

This sauce is cooked on the stovetop, requiring constant stirring to prevent burning.

Ingredient Substitutions

Regular sugar can be used in place of sugar substitute.

- Whole milk can be used instead of evaporated skim milk.

Make Ahead Tips

This sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Presentation Ideas

Serve this hot fudge sauce in a small pitcher or drizzle it over desserts for an elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This sauce pairs well with vanilla ice cream, brownies, or fresh fruit.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Reheat in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Each serving of this fat-free hot fudge sauce contains approximately 100 calories.


Each serving of this fat-free hot fudge sauce contains approximately 20 grams of carbohydrates.


This recipe is fat-free, making it a healthier option for those watching their fat intake.


Each serving of this hot fudge sauce contains approximately 2 grams of protein.

Vitamins and minerals

This sauce is not a significant source of vitamins and minerals.


This recipe contains dairy in the form of evaporated skim milk. It may not be suitable for those with dairy allergies.


This fat-free hot fudge sauce is a low-calorie, fat-free option for topping your favorite desserts.


This fat-free hot fudge sauce is a delicious and guilt-free topping for your favorite desserts. With simple ingredients and easy preparation, this sauce is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.

How did I get this recipe?

The memory of discovering this recipe for the first time is a joyful one. It was a warm summer day, and I was visiting my dear friend Sarah who lived a few towns over. Sarah and I have been friends since we were young girls, and we always loved to cook and bake together.

On this particular day, Sarah brought out a jar of what she called "fat-free hot fudge sauce" and told me she had just made it. I was intrigued - how could hot fudge sauce be fat-free and still taste delicious? Sarah explained that she had found the recipe in a health magazine and decided to give it a try.

As soon as I took my first bite of the hot fudge sauce, I was hooked. It was rich, velvety, and decadent - everything you would want in a hot fudge sauce, but without the guilt of all that fat. I begged Sarah to share the recipe with me, and she happily obliged.

The recipe was surprisingly simple, requiring just a few basic ingredients that I already had in my pantry. I made a mental note to whip up a batch as soon as I got home. From that day on, fat-free hot fudge sauce became a staple in my kitchen.

Over the years, I have made this hot fudge sauce countless times, each time perfecting the recipe to suit my taste. I have shared it with friends and family, who have all marveled at how something so delicious could be so healthy. It has become my go-to dessert topping, elevating everything from ice cream sundaes to brownies.

One of my favorite memories involving this hot fudge sauce was when my grandchildren came to visit. They were always eager to help me in the kitchen, and I decided to teach them how to make this special sauce. We gathered around the stove, measuring out the ingredients and stirring the mixture until it was thick and glossy. The kids couldn't believe that something so simple could taste so good.

As we drizzled the hot fudge sauce over scoops of vanilla ice cream, I watched as my grandchildren's eyes lit up with delight. They declared it the best dessert they had ever tasted and asked if they could have it every time they visited. I couldn't help but smile at their enthusiasm, knowing that this recipe would be passed down through generations.

I have often thought about the origins of this recipe and how it came to be. I like to imagine that it was created by a clever cook who wanted to enjoy the indulgence of hot fudge sauce without the guilt. Perhaps they were inspired by a health-conscious friend or a magazine article, just like Sarah was.

Regardless of its origins, I am grateful for stumbling upon this recipe and for all the joy it has brought me and my loved ones. It is a reminder that sometimes the simplest things in life can bring the most pleasure. And for that, I will always cherish my fat-free hot fudge sauce and the memories it holds.


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