Mocha Hot Fudge (Gluten-Free) for The Secret Recipe Club

It’s that time again…to let you know who’s blog I’ve been secretly stalking all month…looking for their perfect recipe to share.  This month as part of The Secret Recipe Club, I had the pleasure to peruse Not Rachael Ray.

Rachael may not be of Clan Ray, but after reading her blog, there’s no doubt she’s living her life to the fullest — as a mom, wife, baker, cook, blogger (and Doctor of Physical Therapy (on the side)).

After sifting through her mountain of recipes and tips, I finally settled on her easy-to-make Mocha Hot Fudge recipe.  One of the best decisions I’ve made all week — in less than 15 minutes, I had a pan full of chocolate sauce that Willy Wonka would envy (and the coffee content of which would set his little Oompa-Loompas off into a real tizzy, if you know what I mean).


I made a couple of changes to Rachael’s original recipe:  I had exactly 2 tablespoons of rice flour left over in the cupboard, so I used that instead of all-purpose.  I was curious to see how differently the two thicken.  I also used my homemade coffee extract instead of espresso powder, and reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup to compensate for what’s in the extract recipe (which you should really go check out, because the technique is really cool and it keeps FOREVER.)

The result is a thick, pourable, chocolatey mocha fudge that coats the back of a spoon nicely and is delicious over ice-cream.  We had it over our favourite Ciao-Bella Coconut Sorbet.


(click on the title below for a printable version of the recipe)

: Gluten-Free Mocha Hot Fudge

: A little coffee, a lot of chocolate. Pour over ice-cream, into warm milk or hot coffee for a caffeine-spiked treat morning, noon & night.

  • Granulated Sugar – ¾ Cup
  • Cocoa – ⅓ Cup
  • Rice Flour – 2 Tble
  • Coffee Extract – ¼ Cup
  • Milk – 1 Cup
  • Unsalted Butter – 1 Tble
  • Vanilla Extract – 1 tsp
  1. Use a whisk to combine the sugar, cocoa and flour in a small saucepan. Whisk in the coffee extract, milk, butter, and vanilla.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring continuously, and boil 2-3 minutes or until thickened.
  3. Pour over ice cream, stir into hot coffee or warm milk.
  4. Store in the fridge, covered, for up to 1 week.


  • Rachael’s original recipe called for 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour – use that if you don’t have rice flour or aren’t concerned about gluten-free.
  • ¼ cup of Espresso powder can be used in place of the Coffee Extract.  Increase the sugar to 1 cup. (Also from the original recipe.)

Preparation time: 5 minute(s)

Cooking time: 10 minute(s)

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 12

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21 thoughts on “Mocha Hot Fudge (Gluten-Free) for The Secret Recipe Club

  1. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

    “Is there anyone out there who doesn’t like chocolate sauce on their ice cream? No, I thought not.” You’re kidding, right? Have you disowned me? I may not like chocolate, but I can sure appreciate it’s beauty and this is gorgeous. Fantastic adaptation of the real Rachel’s recipe. I need to go check out your coffee extract now. Unless I’ve seen it before; but I’ve slept since then.

  2. BigFatBaker

    Omg I kept going back to the coffee extract! It sounds like such a good flavor enhancer for chocolate items. I bet it was fabulous in the hot fudge! YUM. I’ll have to finally get down to it and make the extract, I know I could use it for everything :)

  3. Shelley Richards

    Wow this sounds great! I will try your coffee extract and make it your way for sure! Sounds like it would make a decent fondue as well. Mmmm. Thanks!

  4. Miz Helen

    What a very special treat, your Mocha Hot Fudge looks awesome! Thanks for sharing and it is fun cooking with you in the SRC!
    Miz Helen
    Southwest Chicken and Potato Soup

  5. Ilke

    Looks perfect!! Love the sauce! Always forget to buy the jar icecrean fudge sauces and get mad at myself when the craving hits!


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