Dessert | September 30, 2016

Hot Fudge Sauce

A small filled pot of Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

This sauce is a recipe that has been sittin’ around in my cupboard for years. It’s a classic, timeless perfect chocolate sauce. It’s so purrrfectly chocolatey so to satisfy the cravings of your choc-o-holic needs, but not too rich for those who are *gasp* not inclined toward the chocolate things of this world. You will still be wrapped around this sauce’s little finger. Top it on your ice cream. Top it on your cheese cake, make banana splits, or bottle it up and give it to your friends. (you will be soo popular). I mean, do I really need to tell you all the ways to eat chocolate. I didn’t think so.

Overhead shot of ice cream covered with Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

The best part is (ok maybe eating it is the best part..), this is SOO easy. 4 simple ingredients!  If you don’t have a dessert planned, or a last minute get-together spontaneously happens to walk through your door, the likelihood that you have these ingredients in your pantry are expectionally good. In fact, I did. I had a hankering for something sweet, but all I had was plain ‘ol vanilla ice cream. I stirred this up, and my kids and I all devoured banana splits. Weirdly enough I even had marshino cherries in a jar. Now who has those in their cupboards? I dont know. I must of had a recipe I needed them for right? OR I’m just weird. 

A bowl of ice cream with a spoonful of Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

5 from 1 vote
Chocolate Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
7 mins

Delicious and easy chocolate sauce

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: america
Keyword: Chocolate sauce, fudge sauce
Servings: 15 Servings
Calories: 160 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 Tbs cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  1. In a large pot melt butter, add sugar milk and cocoa.
  2. Stir constantly.
  3. Bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes.
  4. Take off heat and continue stirring until sauce cools a little. Sauce will thicken as it cools.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 54mg 2%
Potassium 21mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 27g 9%
Sugars 26g
Vitamin A 3.8%
Calcium 0.4%
Iron 1.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. I’m confused about step 1 – are you supposed to melt the sugar & cocoa together before adding the butter and milk? I tried doing this while stirring but it started smelling like the chocolate was burning. So then I just added the milk which of course CRYSTALLIZED the sugar/cocoa. I kept stirring though and eventually it all melted together and the sauce turned out great – no burnt flavor at all. would love a little more info about step 1, though, for next time. Maybe I had the heat too high?

    1. I’m glad it turned out despite the confusion on the instructions. I did update the recipe card. I typically melt the the butter and add all the ingredients. I stir the entire time.