Kahlua Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

Sunday, July 25, 2021
If you're a fan of Kahlua and hot fudge sauce, this thick delicious topping will be your new favorite chocolate addiction.

With just a few ingredients, this thick Kahlua hot fudge sauce is a chocolate lover's dream.

Of course, for kid-friendly just omit the Kahlua and add more vanilla, we split this recipe in half and make both with one batch just stir in the flavoring of choice at the end.

If you haven't tried making your own homemade hot fudge sauce in your own kitchen, after one taste you will never buy store-bought again, this is better than any jarred out there.

We use this as a topping on cheesecake, brownies, cakes, ice cream, and just about any dessert that needs a chocolate fudge topping on it.

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how to make  Kahlua hot fudge sauce recipe

Addicting Hot Fudge Sauce

I have to admit I am a big fan of hot fudge sauce on ice cream with whipped cream, a cherry, and any kind of nuts, (preferably macadamia or pistachios) but this delectable sauce will turn a plain cake, cheesecake, or brownies into a new level of yum!

This adult-style fudgy dessert is off the charts and decadently delicious with  Kahlua in it, 

This recipe is super simple and if you love the liqueur itself try our Homemade Kahlua recipe!

these are the ingredients for making Kahlua hot fudge sauce

Ingredients Kahlua Hot Fudge Sauce(scroll to the recipe card for exact measurements below)

  • unsweetened chocolate squares
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • vanilla
  • salt

this is the chocolate used to make Kahlua hot fudge sauce


  1. use a glass bowl if you don't have a double-boiler to melt the chocolate over a pan of water
  2. add water a little at a time to get the desired thickness
  3. add more Kahlua for alcohol taste
  4. for nonalcohol add an additional teaspoon of vanilla or coffee extract
  5. store in a mason jar or glass jar with a cover in the refrigerator
  6. reheat the fudge in the microwave for 10 seconds in a small microwave-proof dish for hot fudge sauce when serving
  7. use another extract in place of vanilla or Kahlua like mint, orange, raspberry, almond for a change
  8. Other liquors to use if you're not a fan of Kahlua: Frangelico, Amaretto, Bailey's Irish Cream, Bourbon, or  Raspberry Chambord

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Adapt Away

Remember any extract can replace the Kahlua.

One combination we love is coconut and hot fudge over a slice of pound cake or brownies.

Make a cheesecake and add crushed macadamia nuts, crushed toffee bars, and hot fudge, it is a gourmet delight.

No matter what your favorite flavor of ice cream is, this is a delicious addition.

Just get creative there are so many uses, and if you can't use it up fast enough this hot fudge sauce can be frozen in a plastic container for up to 3 months thaw in the refrigerator before serving.

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Yield: 10
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Kahlua  Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

Kahlua Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

A delicious hot fudge sauce made with Kahlua which has a hint of coffee flavor in the liquor. Great over ice cream, cakes, and whatever you like as a dessert topping.
Prep time: 5 MinCook time: 10 MinTotal time: 15 Min


  • 1 (14 - ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons of Kahlua or one of our other suggestions (orange extract, mint, raspberry, almond, or rum flavoring)
  • Optional: Other liquors to use if you're not a fan of Kahlua: Frangelico, Amaretto, Bourbon, or  Raspberry Chambord


  1. Combine condensed milk, chocolate, and salt using a double boiler over rapidly boiling water. 
  2. Stir and cook until chocolate melts and the mixture thickens for about 10 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in water, a little at a time, until sauce reaches desired consistency. 
  4. Cool slightly and stir in vanilla add Kahlua. 
  5. Serve warm over your favorite cake, ice cream, bread pudding, or as a cheesecake topping.
  6. Store leftovers in a mason jar or glass jar for up to 3 weeks refrigerated.

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  1. Wow, this sounds terrific, Claudia! I'm going to find an excuse to make it ASAP!

  2. Oh I want to put this sauce on everything. Perfect on pancakes and waffles.

  3. Yessss... Put it on everything! Including a spoon directly into my mouth!

  4. I poured this over ice cream and it was absolutely delicious! I will be making this again soon. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. Huge fan of Kahlua and hot fudge. This recipe combining them is off the charts awesome!

  6. This is perfect for ice cream nights! I can’t wait to try this. Looks so rich and easy! My family is going to love this in addition to our ice cream bar!

  7. This was such a delicious twist on traditional chocolate sauce!! Love all the variations with different liquors to try too!

  8. Rich and delicious - this sauce is perfect over vanilla ice cream - simple and yum

  9. Oh wow! This looks so decadent and I'm loving this on ice cream! Perfect for my sweet tooth!

  10. This is the perfect adult ice cream topping! Deep dark chocolate flavor with a hint of kahlua coffee! My new favorite!

  11. Yes please!! i can literally use it all day. My sweet tooth will be so happy.

  12. If I don’t have a double boiler, can I use the microwave?


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