Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce - Vegan and Gluten-Free

Fudgy hot fudge chocolate sauce recipe with coconut milk
Decadent dairy-free hot fudge sauce. Vegan and gluten-free.

Now that there are some super fabulous gluten-free vegan ice creams out there (have you tried the coconut milk and almond milk based ice creams?) and we don't have to settle for less than delicious, I thought I'd reprise this silky chocolate sauce recipe from the archives. Because, you know. You may have missed it. And life is too short to live without fudge sauce.

In my book, anyway. 

Happy last days of summer. Now go make a sundae.

Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce

Who can resist the combination of coffee and chocolate? This is a simple hot fudge sauce to drizzle over ice cream, flourless cake, or gluten-free brownies - you name it. It's lip-smacking sexy good.


1/2 cup coconut cream
2 tablespoons raw organic agave
5 ounces dark chocolate, in pieces
1/4 cup Kahlua (omit for alcohol-free)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon bourbon vanilla extract


In a saucepan, heat the cream until it starts to simmer. Remove from heat and add the agave, and pieces of dark chocolate; stir until melted. 

Stir in the Kahlua, cinnamon and vanilla. Taste test (the fun part). Adjust sweetness level to your liking. If not using right away, pour into a glass storage container and cover.

Store the covered sauce in the refrigerator. This sauce may be made ahead and reheated gently over low heat before serving.

Lovely for drizzling over cake wedges, brownies, ice cream and holiday treats.

This recipe makes about a cup of sauce. Adjust the ingredients to make it thinner/thicker, and less sweet/sweeter to your liking.

For a Mexican Hot Fudge Sundae

Chill four fancy stemmed glasses.

Drizzle the warm sauce over a scoop of coffee, espresso chip, or coconut vanilla ice cream and a thin wedge of Dark Goddess Cake or a small square of my favorite Dark Chocolate Brownies.


  1. Yes please!
    This looks completely fantastic.

  2. Oh, major decadence. I like.

  3. Oooooh I can't WAIT to make this. It's ice cream time. Yes.

  4. Karina, your site is SO beautiful, and inspiring! I love it! I'll definitely be back soon to see what you're up to!

  5. wow! This reminds me of the great movie "Chocolat"! Im off to the grocery store!

  6. I just made this hot fudge...all I have to say is...

    HOT damn!

    Yum, the flavor..perfect.

    Thank you for sharing.

  7. are you doing?????

    I have been blogger in absentia lately, I just don't feel like it.

    But, I had to stop by here and tell you that I am making this for a dinner party tonight, and I KNOW all my friends will be going nuts over this.

    I think this is the best chocolate sauce EVER.

    Hope all is well with you,

  8. Looks FANTASTIC!! Just got a container of mint chocolate Purely Decadent for me and a container of Cookie Dough for my husband! Can't WAIT to try this!

  9. This looks like a dessert I JUST had in a restaurant (a gluten free and SOY free pizza place - delicious!) - this looks GREAT Karina :)

  10. I am all over this one!!! Can't wait to try it.

  11. This looks unbelievably good.

    I absolutely love your blog. I just recently discovered my gluten, milk and (possibly) soy intolerances and your blog has been very helpful. Thanks for posting so many awesome recipes and informative articles.

  12. Is anything better than chocolate? Yes, glute free chocolate recipes and tips!

  13. Looks divine...

  14. Any votes for eating it straight?!

  15. Ahhhhhhh....what are you doing to me? I may just be having this for dinner tonight!


  16. It still not really ice cream weather here. Funny thing is I have been busting to make some home made icecream. No excuses winter or not. Im gonna do it!

  17. Karina, do you know the difference between coconut cream and coconut milk? Do you think the thick layer in a can of coconut milk could be substituted?


  18. Waw, Karina! What a stunning & divine hot fudge sauce!!

    MMMMMMMMMMM,...Kisses from Brussels!

  19. This looks fabulous -- I'll have to try it sometime. Thanks!

  20. Thank you for all the hot fudge love. xox Karina

  21. This looks so amazing as do all of your recipes! I've been wondering though... do you have any recommendations for a vanilla substitute? I've just discovered that I'm allergic :-( but would still like to have the flavor if I can find an appropriate pinch-hitter. (Imitation still contains vanillin and I'm not sure if it's also gluten free.) Thanks! Layla

  22. Thanks, Everyone for the dessert sauce love. xox

    Layla, as for subbing/replacing vanilla extract... Can you do almond extract or coconut? I know they are not 'vanilla', but they are a flavor friendly alternative, perhaps?

    Karina xox