Hot Fudge (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Soy-Free)



  • 1/2 cup cocoa or carob powder
  • 2 T. cornstarch
  • 1 1/4 cups soy milk (not for soy-free), rice milk, or other non-dairy milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1 T. vanilla

In a small bowl, sift together the cocoa and cornstarch. Transfer the cocoa mixture to a small saucepan and whisk 1/2 cups soy milk into the cocoa mixture. Add the remaining soy milk and maple syrup to saucepan and whisk well to combine. Cook the mixture over medium heat, while whisking constantly, for 2-3 minutes or until it forms a thick sauce. Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the vanilla.

Serve warm as a topping for cakes, desserts, soy ice cream, or as a dipping sauce for fruit.

Store in an airtight container, in the refrigerator, and reheat as needed.

Yield: 1 1/2 cups


About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Senior Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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