| June 14, 2013

What does it take to make some really delicious hot fudge?

Cocoa, butter, chocolate and a lot of sugar.

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Van Leeuwen Ice Cream is known not only for the all-natural, deliciously creamy ice cream scoops they serve up at their Brooklyn,  N.Y., headquarters, but also for their signature hot fudge.

Now, co-owner Laura O’Neill is sharing her recipe so you can enjoy this decadent treat at home.

Enjoy it over your favorite ice cream, or just sip it through a straw. We won’t tell.

Well, That Hot Fudge Looks Good

Half batch
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  • 1/2 lb. butter
  • 1 1/4 cups cocoa powder
  • 6 oz. Michel Cluizel 99% infini noir chocolate (or any other brand)
  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 pint ice cream


  1. Slowly melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  2. Add sugar and mix until all sugar is coated in butter.
  3. Add cocoa powder and mix well ensuring no pockets of cocoa are left uncombined.
  4. Add chocolate and allow to melt and completely combine.
  5. Remove from heat and slowly stir in cream until smooth and shiny.
  6. Enjoy now or store in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks, warm up before serving.