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Hot Fudge Sauce, Simply Homemade

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My Easy Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce takes about ten minutes to prepare, from start to finish. Once you experience the deep, rich, fudgy flavor, you won’t bother buying jarred sauce any more. It’s thick and creamy, and turns an everyday dessert into something spectacular!

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Okay, let’s make some Hot Fudge!


Ingredients You Need to Make Homemade Fudge Sauce

Six common pantry ingredients are all that’s required for this recipe: milk chocolate chips, a bar of unsweetened chocolate, evaporated milk, sugar, vanilla and butter.

Pro Tip: If you get in a pinch and don’t have a bar of unsweetened chocolate in the pantry, did you know there’s a simple substitute you can use? For every ounce of baking chocolate that is called for, sub in 3 Tablespoons of cocoa powder and 1 Tablespoon of melted butter. So, for example, in this recipe you would substitute 16 Tablespoons (1 cup) of cocoa and 5 1/3 Tablespoons of melted butter for the bar of unsweetened chocolate.)

fudge sauce ingredients in saucepan

How to Make Homemade Fudge Sauce

Place all the ingredients, except butter, into a *3-quart saucepan. Stir and melt them over medium heat, just until the mixture comes to a boil. You don’t need a full rolling boil. Heat it until bubbles begin to break the surface of the chocolate and you can see it is visibly thicker.

finished hot fudge sauce

Remove the homemade fudge sauce from the heat and stir in the butter, whisking until it’s completely melted and incorporated. ( The sauce will thicken even more as it cools.) It’s truly that simple.

hot fudge sauce

Serve it over ice cream, cheesecake or any of your favorite desserts. I promise you won’t be wishing for sauce from the store, any time soon.


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hot fudge sauce

Easy Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

  • Author: Glenda Embree
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 cups 1x


This is a beautifully thick and rich fudge sauce that’s not too sweet.  Six simple ingredients and 10 minutes is all you need to enjoy this delicious treat!


  • 1 (12 oz) bag milk chocolate chips
  • 1 (5.3 oz) bar unsweetened Divine Chocolate (100% cocoa)
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1 cup Imperial Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons butter


  1. Place all ingredients, except butter, into a saucepan.
  2. Melt over medium heat and stir just until mixture comes to a boil.  You don’t want a full rolling boil.  Heat it just until the bubbling begins.
  3. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter, stirring until it is completely melted.
  4. Serve over ice cream or any of your favorite desserts.
  5. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Category: Desserts, Sauces
  • Cuisine: American

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