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Italian Hot Fudge Sundae

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 5 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 2/3 cups whipping cream

1/3 cup freshly brewed espresso

12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 teaspoon almond extract

1 quart vanilla ice cream or gelato

1/2 cup slivered almonds, toasted and coarsely chopped


  1. Bring 2/3 cup of cream and espresso to a simmer in a heavy medium saucepan. Remove from the heat. Add the chocolate and stir until the chocolate melts and the sauce is smooth.
  2. Beat the remaining 1 cup of cream, adding powdered sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, and almond extract in a large bowl until soft peaks form. Scoop the ice cream into bowls. Top with the warm fudge sauce, whipped sweetened cream, and nuts.