Mexican Hot Fudge Sauce - Dairy 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.