The Calories in Hot Fudge

by William Lynch ; Updated April 02, 2018

Hot fudge is usually accompanied by a host of other sugary dessert foods.

Hot fudge sauce finds its way into many ice cream sundaes, adding rich, chocolate flavor to the already sweet treat. You can also use hot fudge to top cheesecakes, cookies, pies and other pastries. Not surprisingly, hot fudge sauce increases the calorie content of any dessert.


Hot fudge sauce typically contains melted chocolate, butter, salt, sugar and evaporated milk. The resulting warmed sauce, which tastes like melted fudge, brings texture and another taste sensation to freezing ice cream and other sweet treats.


While the exact calorie content may vary according to the specific manufacturer or recipe, a typical two tablespoon serving of hot fudge contains 113 to 120 calories, according to LIVESTRONG's food database MyPlate.


The same two tablespoon serving of a standard hot fudge sauce provides anywhere from four to 6.8 grams of fat, including four to 4.2 grams of saturated fat. If you are on a low-fat diet, you may consider making hot fudge an occasional treat.


In a two tablespoon serving of hot fudge you'll find anywhere from 14.8 to 20 grams of carbohydrates, including one to 1.6 grams of dietary fiber and 12 to 17 grams of sugar. The American Heart Association recommends that women consume 25 grams of sugar or less a day, and men consume 38 grams of sugar or less a day.


There are 1.2 to two grams of protein in a two tablespoon serving of hot fudge, according to MyPlate. According to, the average man should consume 56 grams of protein a day, while the average women should consume 46 grams of protein a day for optimal health.

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About the Author

William Lynch has been a freelance writer for the past fifteen years, working for various web sites and publications. He is currently enrolled in a Master of Arts program in writing popular fiction at Seton Hill University. He hopes to one day become a mystery novelist.