Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae

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Hot Fudge Brownie Sundaes are a classic dessert; the chopped pecans, maraschino cherries, and warm brownies are always a treat. The only thing that could make it better is a homemade version.

Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae

My earliest memory of eating hot fudge sundaes was getting them from Mcdonald’s. And lately, I’ve been craving to go there and get one, for old-time sakes. However, I have a great deal of knowledge of commercially processed foods and know I can make a much better one at home.

I took my favorite brownies and created a homemade hot fudge sauce, homemade caramel sauce, and vanilla ice cream. This luscious, sweet, and rich recipe was created.

Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae on a spoon

Key Ingredients

Here are the ingredients you’ll need to make a hot fudge sundae at home.

Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Use high-quality semi-sweet chocolate with a minimum of 42% cacao.

Oil

A little oil will help our fudge sauce have a great shine.

Heavy Cream

This is the base of our hot fudge sauce.

Vanilla Extract

The floral notes are amazing with the chocolate.

Fudge Brownies

Use your favorite brownie recipe. I left you a list of my favorites.

Chopped Pecans

I’m a Southerner, so pecans always go in my sundaes.

Vanilla Ice Cream

Use your favorite vanilla ice cream.

Cherries

I love luxardo cherries, so I used them in this recipe, but maraschino cherries will work.

Overhead shot of Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae

How to make a fudge brownie sundae recipe?

I hope you’re ready for something bursting with so much flavor that your tastebuds won’t believe what’s happening. I used my favorite homemade brownies and made everything from scratch except for the vanilla ice cream. However, I have a recipe for that.

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce 

Making a homemade hot fudge sauce should take only 4 minutes, and it is the same process as making a ganache. Warm heavy cream, chocolate chips, and unsalted butter.

Bring heavy whipping cream, granulated sugar, and vanilla to a simmer in a medium pot. While that comes up to temperature. Toss chocolate and oil in a bowl, add butter, and stir in hot heavy cream until smooth.

Sundae

How you serve this is completely up to you but have fun; just make sure every bite sends you to heaven.

Assemble: Coat the inside of a sundae dish with hot fudge sauce, add a brownie, then a scoop of ice cream, 3 small pieces of brownie, 2 more scoops of ice cream, drizzle caramel sauce, and garnish with chopped pecans and top of with a cherry. Serve immediately.

Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae

Brownie Sundae Toppings

Here are a few options that you can top your sundaes off with.

Pro Recipe Tips & Tricks

Here are a few things to keep in mind while making your sundaes.

  • You can use dark, bittersweet, or milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • You can use a chocolate bar or chunks instead of chocolate chips
  • You can use your favorite chopped nuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, etc.
  • Use your favorite ice cream or ice cream flavors for your sundaes.
  • Adding 1 teaspoon of espresso powder to take your brownies up a notch.
  • Have fun, create a dessert bar, and let your family make their own ice cream sundaes.

Overhead shot of Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae
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FAQ

Here are the top questions readers have about making fudge brownie sundaes.

What is a chocolate brownie sundae?

A chocolate brownie sundae is a dessert made from a chocolate brownie, vanilla ice cream, and chocolate sauce. It is served in a bowl or tall glass and can also include whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry on top.

What makes a brownie more fudgy?

A brownie can be fudgier by using brown sugar and vegetable oil. Both will add more moisture to the brownie batter, which will help create the perfect fudgy brownies.

What type of ice cream goes best with brownies?

The best type of ice cream for brownies is personal, and the classic combination is vanilla ice cream. But you can also enjoy them with chocolate, butter pecan, mint chocolate chip, or whatever your favorite ice cream may be.

Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae

How to store leftover hot fudge sundae

A fudge brownie sundae is best served immediately. However, you can bake the brownies the day before, along with the caramel sauce and hot fudge sauce. 

Hot fudge sauce is best 2 days after but will remain fresh in an airtight container for 7 days in a cool dark place or 30 days in the fridge. If you place it in the fridge, reheat it in the microwave for 15 seconds intervals until the sauce melts and is pourable.

close up of browine on Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae

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Before You Begin

Here are my steps for getting organized and moving fast in the kitchen.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 325°F before pulling the tools and ingredients out.

Step 2: Put everything measured into individual bowls.

Step 3: We don’t want any surprises, so use an oven thermometer to make sure your oven is heating to the correct temperature.

Step 4: Start following the recipe and get ready for the best brownies you’ve ever enjoyed.

I hope you give my fudgy brownies a try. They’ve always been a hit in my family; hopefully, they’ll do the same for yours. After you make them leave me a comment below and a 5-star rating.

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Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae

Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae

Kenneth Temple
Hot Fudge Brownie Sundaes are a classic dessert; the chopped pecans, maraschino cherries, and warm brownies are always a treat.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 8 persons
Calories 304 kcal

Ingredients
  

Hot Fudge Sauce:

  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

Sundae:

  • 1 8 x8 pan of brownies quartered
  • 4 tablespoons caramel sauce
  • half gallon of vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 4 luxardo cherries

Instructions
 

Hot Fudge Sauce:

  • In a medium bowl, mix chocolate and oil, coating the chocolate evenly. In a medium pot over medium heat, add heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla, bring to a boil, then remove from heat.
  • Whisk in butter, pour over chocolate and let sit for 2 minutes; whisk until smooth. Keep fudge sauce in an airtight container in a dark, cool spot for 7 days.

Assemble Sundae:

  • In a sundae glass, bowl or glass. Coat the inside of the glass with 1 tablespoon of hot fudge sauce, then add one piece of brownie, then 1 scoop of ice cream, then 3 pieces of brownies, 2 scoops of ice cream, drizzle 1 tablespoon of caramel sauce, garnish with pecans and top with a cherry. Serve immediately.

Notes

Pro Recipe Tips & Tricks
Here are a few things to keep in mind while making your sundaes.
  • You can use dark, bittersweet, or milk chocolate instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
  • You can use a chocolate bar or chunks instead of chocolate chips
  • You can use your favorite chopped nuts, almonds, cashews, pistachios, etc.
  • Use your favorite ice cream or ice cream flavors for your sundaes.
  • Adding 1 teaspoon of espresso powder to take your brownies up a notch.
  • Have fun, create a dessert bar, and let your family make their own ice cream sundaes.
Storage:
A fudge brownie sundae is best served immediately. However, you can bake the brownies the day before, along with the caramel sauce and hot fudge sauce. 
Hot fudge sauce is best 2 days after but will remain fresh in an airtight container for 7 days in a cool dark place or 30 days in the fridge. If you place it in the fridge, reheat it in the microwave for 15 seconds intervals until the sauce melts and is pourable.

Nutrition

Calories: 304kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 3gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 22mgSodium: 82mgPotassium: 192mgFiber: 3gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 281IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 33mgIron: 2mg
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