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Barefoot Merlot Hot Fudge Sauce

Wine and chocolate make up the most perfect pairing and if you’ve never attempted hot fudge sauce from scratch before --- well, you’ll never believe how easy it is! Just a few simple ingredients and you’ll have perfect chocolately sauce in a matter of minutes.

Featuring: Merlot Wine

Servings: 6+ Prep Time: 5 to 15 mins Cook Time: 5 to 15 mins


  • 3 tbsp Barefoot Merlot
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp good quality cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt


  1. Finely chop the chocolate and place in a medium sized saucepot.
  2. Add all other ingredients except for the wine.
  3. Bring to a boil then simmer for one minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Remove sauce from the heat and stir in the Merlot.
  5. Let sauce stand for ten minutes (it will thicken up a bit) and then serve warm over ice cream, brownies or fruit.
  6. Keep sauce in a sealed container in the fridge for up to one week.
  7. Before serving, warm up sauce.

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