Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

This post is brought to you by Imperial Sugar, one of the sponsors of #Choctoberfest. Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce is easy to make with what you have in your pantry. If you’ve got 15 minutes, you can have it on your next sundae!

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a chocoholic. Vanilla is okay and all, but I love the dark, richness of everything chocolate. Milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, bittersweet, heck, even unsweetened. Yes, I was that kid that, in times of desperation, would melt squares of unsweetened baking chocolate and toss in enough sugar to make it palatable. So it should come as no surprise that given the choice in sundae toppings, I went straight for hot fudge.

Even as an adult, I still love all things chocolate, and I do enjoy the occasional hot fudge sundae, though now I prefer to make them at home. I can’t recall now, but a few years ago I needed or wanted hot fudge for a recipe or for ice cream, and was too lazy to go out to the store. I went looking through my cookbooks, and found a recipe for homemade hot fudge, and with one exception, I haven’t bought the stuff from the store since!

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

If you can boil water, you can make this. And it’s all of four ingredients, which you very likely have in your pantry already. Chocolate, butter, sugar, and evaporated milk. That’s it.

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

And it’s SO much better that the store-bought stuff, though it’s not quite as dark. Still, it’s delicious. And it comes together in about as much time, if not less, than it would take you to run up to the store and back.

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

This is perfect for a bowl of vanilla (or chocolate!) ice cream, a slice of rich, buttery pound cake, or brownies or a turtle pie.

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce


  • 3/4 C semi-sweet chips
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 2/3 C evaporated milk


In a small saucepan, combine the chocolate chips and the butter. Melt over low heat. Once melted, add the sugar. Slowly whisk in the evaporated milk.
Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then lower heat and continue to boil for 8 minutes. Stir frequently. Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes before pouring into a container to cool completely.

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  3. This is excellent hot fudge, and also easy to make. I just made it tonight along with the chocolate cake so that I could make a hot fudge cake ala Frisch’s (which we sadly do not have anymore in Florida). Both are fantastic. Frisch’s is fantastic too for the matter, I miss that restaurant!

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