Healthy Chocolate Fudge Sauce
What’s thick, rich, and chocolatey, and goes perfectly poured over ice cream**? This Healthy Chocolate Fudge Sauce!
**And maybe possibly even cake, trifles, milkshakes, and oatmeal too… 😉
What makes this Homemade Chocolate Fudge Sauce healthy, you may ask?
This recipe is made with healthier ingredients than typical recipes. Typical hot fudge sauce recipes call for LOTS of white sugar, LOTS of corn syrup, and LOTS of heavy cream. Store-bought fudge sauce contains dangerously unhealthy ingredients like hydrogenated oils (aka trans fats), high-fructose corn syrup, artificial flavors, and preservatives. Yuck.
So I swapped out those nasties and replaced them with better-for-you ingredients. I used evaporated milk to replace the heavy cream, a mixture of dried milk and dutch cocoa to create the richest milk chocolate flavor ever, and combined organic stevia extract with all-natural erythritol to replace the white sugar and corn syrup.
An ULTRA creamy, healthy Chocolate Fudge Sauce that also happens to be sugar free, low carb, and low fat too!
This ultra rich Healthy Chocolate Fudge Sauce goes perfectly over ice cream! You'd never guess it's sugar free, low carb, and low fat too!
- one 12oz can Evaporated Fat Free Milk
- 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp Liquid Stevia Extract
- 90g (¾ cup) Dried Nonfat Milk
- 70g (½ cup) Powdered Erythritol
- 40g (½ cup) Unsweetened Dutch Processed Cocoa Powder
- ½ tsp Xanthan Gum
In a high speed blender (I used my Vitamix), add the evaporated milk, vanilla extract, and stevia extract.
In a small bowl, whisk together the dried milk powder, erythritol, cocoa powder, and xanthan gum.
While blending, add in the dry ingredients. Blend until completely smooth. Serve immediately or store in the fridge in a tightly sealed jar or container.
As a comparison, 2 tbs of Hershey’s hot fudge sauce has 120 calories, 4g fat, and a whopping 17g of sugar!
This is Vanilla Ice Cream‘s partner in crime 😈
With love and good eats,