All-Natural Hot Fudge Sauce

Archived Q&A and Reviews

June 2004

We recently discovered a wonderful, but very expensive, hot fudge that has all natural ingredients. It's by the Viansa winery in Sonoma. Does anyone know of any similar product that we could get locally (my husband ordered the Viansa online as a special treat)? We are in Walnut Creek. The hot fudge that you find in the supermarkets are all chemicals, it seems. We would love to find one that we wouldn't have to order online that has all natural ingredients. I'm not talking about chocolate sauce, mind you - real hot fudge sauce. Thanks! Lori

Scharfenburger makes a hot fudge sauce. I've seen it sold at Peets.
Or you could make your own:
  • 4oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 4 TBLS unsalted butter
  • 1/4c sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup corn syrup
Combine all ingredients except vanilla and corn syrup in a saucepan. Add corn syrup. Bring to a boil, turn the heat to low and cook for 5-10 minutes until thick and shiny. Add vanilla.

From ''How to Cook Everything'' by Mark Bittman

Although they call it 'chocolate sauce,' I think Scharffen Berger will satisfy you. You can buy it at some supermarkets, Semifreddis, or the factory store in W. Berkeley. It is delicious and all natural.

It is very, very easy to make. has over 20 entries for ''hot fudge sauce.'' There's also a good recipe in the Joy of Cooking. I recommend using a recipe that has a small amount of corn syrup in it, because that is what makes the sauce get taffy-chewy when it hits the cold ice cream. heidi

You might try making your own, it's not very hard! I use the recipe from Joy of Cooking and it's delicious. And natural. I'll look it up for you if you want . . . just say so. Bonnie

Try Scharfennberger. It must be heated, but feels like it's being injected into your bloodstream. janet

the best hot fudge? Fran's its absolutely delicious! You can buy it at Market Hall, Whole Foods and I think Andronicos! YUM YUM YUM! bren