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Dairy Free Hot Fudge

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: About 2 cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert


Simple paleo hot fudge sauce! Refined sugar free, dairy free, and so delicious. Just like the old school version we all love!



  • 5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup honey (sub agave for vegan)
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk (more if needed, see directions)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp arrowroot starch
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate bar


  1. Combine all ingredients besides the chocolate chips in a sauce pan over medium heat. Give everything a good stir, then allow to come to a boil. Once bubbling, allow to simmer for 5 minutes to thicken; be sure to whisk occasionally to avoid burning. Reduce heat slightly if needed.
  2. Remove from heat after 5 minutes, then whisk in chocolate chips until a smooth, thick sauce forms. If fudge seems too thick, add more almond milk 1 tbsp at a time (I added 1-2 tbsp). 
  3. Allow to cool for 10 minutes, then serve with your favorite ice cream and toppings. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Gently reheat leftovers in the microwave, or on the stovetop. Be careful not to burn when reheating.