11 Reviews

Hi... my very first job when I moved to Boston in 1976 was as a soda jerk in the original Bailey's ice cream parlor in Copley Square. One reason took the job was because I was in love with that perfect hot fudge sauce. While this recipe as listed will no doubt produce a similar and delicious result, the actual recipe was far simpler, and I promise you this is exactly what it was (I made tons of it in the basement kitchen there, and I shall never forget):

1 part pure powdered Dutch cocoa
1 part white cane sugar
1 part heavy cream
(...That's it! Nothing else!)
S L O W L Y add cream as you stir other ingredients together in double boiler, getting all lumps out. Continue stirring until thoroughly heated. Serve. REFRIGERATE unused portion. Bingo. Done. You will be amazed and delighted.

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Bill Kates September 04, 2011

Delightful! I also made and posted Bailey's Hot Fudge Sauce - Employee Directions #484185 using Bill Kates's review directions, and the end result was virtually indistinguishable. Use the very best cocoa powder you can find, because THAT is what you will taste. Because it is more difficult to control heat with the pan directly over the flame, I did prefer using the double boiler method in Bailey's Hot Fudge Sauce - Employee Directions. This recipe made 400 ml (1.69 cups), so please store in a 2-cup jar so it will be easier to access from the refrigerator.

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KateL July 24, 2012

Very easy to make, and well enjoyed. Served this with some strawberries, vanilla ice cream, and a Banana Wonton recipe. Made for Best of 2012 Tag.

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weekend cooker March 05, 2013

I made this last night and adored it. Will make again and again!

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MarraMamba February 25, 2010

Love this hot fudge sauce, it is so yummy! I made this for my Xmas goody baskets and everyone was excited because after all, who doesn't like to eat ice cream sundaes with all the yummy toppings? It was simple to make and quite inexpensive. Thx for sharing your recipe!

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mums the word December 27, 2009

The only difference between your recipe and mine is that mine is already doubled! We love this in my family. It's also great in a chocolate fountain. I've never been to the original Bailey's, but I was born about 5 miles outside of Boston, so maybe it's in the blood. Thanks for posting!

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Buzymomof3 December 01, 2009

Just wonderful! Brought back many memories of my mom making this. She is a Bostonian. She went to the original Bailey's as a girl. Thank you for bringing this back for me!

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CochiseA March 22, 2008

Great recipe, Verelucky. This is very silky, creamy, and not too sweet. My family loves it and requests it often. My son-in-law always takes home the left-overs and puts a spoonful in his coffee for a quick cafe mocha. I do remember "Bailey's" of Boston. Thank you very much!

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MA in Florida April 30, 2007

my DH loved this on top of his ice cream, I added in 3 tablespoons Bailey's too:)...I am going to make it again, thanks for sharing hon!...Kitten:)

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Kittencal@recipezazz February 08, 2007

This is very easy to whip up and tastes better than any store-bought. I served it on Splendid Spumoni and it was the perfect finishing touch. Made for Alphabet Soup Game. Thanks for posting Verelucky!

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ElaineAnn January 12, 2007
"bailey's Hot Fudge Sauce"