Vegetarian Fudge Topping Recipe - Milk, Maple Syrup, Cocoa, Arrowroot Powder, Vanilla Extract

Fudge Topping

Vegetarian Fudge Topping Recipe - Milk, Maple Syrup, Cocoa, Arrowroot Powder, Vanilla Extract
Preparation time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 5 minutes | Servings: 4 | Vegetarian diet


Fudge Topping
Fudge Topping

Fudge topping is a delicious and versatile sauce that can be used to enhance a variety of desserts. Whether you drizzle it over ice cream, cake, or fruit, this rich and decadent topping is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.


The exact origins of fudge topping are unclear, but it is believed to have been inspired by traditional fudge candy. Fudge candy is a rich and creamy confection made from sugar, butter, and milk. The topping version of fudge is a simplified and more versatile version that can be used in a variety of ways.


How to prepare

  1. Blend all ingredients. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes on medium-low heat until thickened. Remove from heat and serve hot or chilled over desserts of your choice.
  2. You can also exclude the arrowroot powder in this recipe to create a syrup that is perfect for preparing chocolate non-dairy milks and cafe mochas. The mixture will only slightly thicken during cooking. Use 3-4 tbsp of this syrup to flavor 1 cup of chilled soy or nut milk.


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

Cooking Tips & Tricks

Be sure to blend the ingredients thoroughly to ensure a smooth and creamy texture.

- Keep a close eye on the mixture while simmering to prevent burning.

- Adjust the sweetness level by adding more or less maple syrup to suit your taste.

Serving Suggestions

Serve this fudge topping over ice cream, cake, brownies, or fruit for a delicious and decadent treat.

Cooking Techniques

Be sure to blend the ingredients thoroughly to ensure a smooth consistency.

- Simmer the mixture on medium-low heat to thicken it to the desired consistency.

Ingredient Substitutions

You can use cocoa powder instead of carob powder for a more traditional chocolate flavor.

- Agave nectar or honey can be used in place of maple syrup.

Make Ahead Tips

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

Presentation Ideas

Drizzle the fudge topping over desserts in a decorative pattern for an elegant presentation.

Pairing Recommendations

This fudge topping pairs well with vanilla ice cream, chocolate cake, or fresh berries.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

Store any leftover fudge topping in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat it gently in the microwave or on the stovetop before serving.

Nutrition Information

Calories per serving

Calories: 120 per serving


Carbohydrates: 25g per serving


Total Fat: 1g per serving


Protein: 1g per serving

Vitamins and minerals

This fudge topping is not a significant source of vitamins and minerals.


This recipe contains no common allergens such as nuts, dairy, or gluten.


This fudge topping is relatively low in calories and fat, making it a guilt-free indulgence for those with a sweet tooth.


Fudge topping is a delicious and versatile sauce that can elevate a variety of desserts. With its rich and creamy texture, this topping is sure to become a favorite in your kitchen.

How did I get this recipe?

I have a clear memory of the first time I saw this recipe for Fudge Topping. It was a crisp autumn day, the leaves were turning vibrant shades of red and orange, and there was a slight chill in the air. I was at my neighbor Mrs. Jenkins' house, helping her with her fall harvest when she invited me inside for a cup of tea.

As we sat at her cozy kitchen table, sipping on steaming mugs of Earl Grey, Mrs. Jenkins pulled out an old, tattered recipe book from her cupboard. She flipped through the pages with a nostalgic smile on her face, reminiscing about the many recipes she had collected over the years.

And then, she stopped at a page that was splattered with chocolate stains and marked with handwritten notes. "Ah, here it is," she said, her eyes twinkling with excitement. "My famous Fudge Topping recipe."

Mrs. Jenkins explained that she had learned this recipe from her own grandmother, who had passed it down through the generations. It was a simple but decadent concoction of butter, sugar, cream, and of course, lots of rich dark chocolate.

I watched in awe as Mrs. Jenkins gathered the ingredients and began to melt them together in a saucepan. The kitchen filled with the sweet aroma of melting chocolate and butter, and my mouth watered in anticipation.

Once the mixture was smooth and glossy, Mrs. Jenkins poured it over a freshly baked chocolate cake, letting it cascade down the sides in thick, velvety ribbons. The fudge topping set quickly, forming a shiny, crackling shell that promised pure indulgence with every bite.

As she cut me a generous slice of the cake, Mrs. Jenkins shared with me the secret to perfecting the fudge topping recipe – patience and precision. She explained that it was crucial to melt the ingredients slowly and stir them constantly to avoid burning or seizing the chocolate.

I savored every bite of that rich, velvety fudge topping, its intense chocolate flavor mingling perfectly with the moist, tender crumb of the cake. Mrs. Jenkins smiled at my delighted expression, pleased to see another generation appreciating her beloved recipe.

From that day on, I was determined to master the art of making Fudge Topping myself. I practiced tirelessly, experimenting with different ratios of ingredients and perfecting my technique. I sought out advice from friends and family, gathering tips and tricks to enhance the flavor and texture of the topping.

And slowly but surely, my efforts paid off. I became known among my loved ones for my decadent Fudge Topping, a rich and luscious indulgence that never failed to impress. Whether drizzled over ice cream, spread on brownies, or simply enjoyed by the spoonful, my Fudge Topping was always a crowd-pleaser.

Over the years, I have shared this recipe with many friends and neighbors, passing down the tradition of homemade goodness from one generation to the next. I have added my own personal touches and variations, adapting the recipe to suit different tastes and occasions. But the heart of the recipe remains the same – a love for good food, shared with those we hold dear.

As I look back on that fateful day in Mrs. Jenkins' kitchen, I am filled with gratitude for the simple joys of cooking and sharing a delicious meal with loved ones. The memories of that first taste of Fudge Topping will always hold a special place in my heart, a reminder of the power of food to bring us together and create lasting bonds of love and friendship.

And so, I continue to cherish this treasured recipe, passing it on to future generations with the hope that they too will find joy and comfort in its sweet, indulgent embrace. For in the end, it is not just about the ingredients or the technique – it is about the love and care we put into every dish we create, a legacy that will endure long after the last crumb is gone.


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