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Hot Fudge Sauce Chocolate Dessert Recipe How to

This Hot Fudge Sauce is a rich and smooth chocolate sauce with a caramel undertone. An easy, tried and true recipe!

Pour this Hot Fudge Sauce on ice cream, brownies, or with a spoon!Hot Fudge Sauce on top of ice cream


The first time I ever had this Hot Fudge Sauce at my sister-in-law’s house. She actually had made Mel’s Brownies for Sunday dessert and then we topped it with ice cream and this chocolate heaven.

I literally was pouring it in my bowl and just eating/drinking the hot fudge sauce all by itself.
Hot Fudge Sauce on top of ice cream

Because it essentially has all the components of a caramel sauce, there’s a slight caramel taste to it. You’re not mad at it, right? You shouldn’t be.

This is similar to this Chocolate Sauce Topping already on my site which also happens to be my number one post to attract spam. Naughty spam too. Who knew chocolate sauce could be such a provocative topic.

This Chocolate Fudge version is a little silkier and the taste is completely different.

This is actually my sister-in-law’s roommate’s recipe from college. Those seem to be the best ones. I still have a recipe box from my college roommates with recipes we made together and it is priceless.Hot Fudge Sauce on top of ice cream

You want to bring your mixture to a boil and then start the timer! This is very important to the making the chocolate sauce. Make sure you have a pot that is big enough so it doesn’t spill over.

Then you pour it into a blender (I used a Blendtec) and blend for 2-4 minutes. You’ll notice that it will start thickening up the longer you blend it.

Hot Fudge Sauce on top of ice creamRight away it will be a fairly thin sauce but will thicken as it sits. This is what it looks like after about 20 minutes. Mmm. I may have just left the spoon in the bowl for convenience.


Hot Fudge Sauce on top of ice creamI mean really. Do you feel me? Can you taste how good this Hot Fudge Sauce is?

And because I know I will get a ton of questions about this, yes, you can make it ahead of time and store until using. You can store it in the fridge. It will thicken up but to thin it out just microwave it in intervals and stir well.Hot Fudge Sauce on top of ice cream


  1. Boil the butter, milk, sugar, and cocoa powder for 7 minutes. Remove from heat and add the vanilla.
  2. Place in a blender and blend for 2-4 minutes.
  3. Done! Pour over ice cream, brownies, cookies,…you name it.
Hot Fudge Sauce on top of ice cream

Hot Fudge Sauce



Servings: 5 cups


  • 1
    cup (2 sticks)
  • 12
    evaporated milk
  • 3
  • 1/3
    cocoa powder
  • 1
    vanilla extract


  1. In a medium sauce pot, add the butter, evaporated milk, sugar, and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil. Once mixture is to a boil, cook for 7 minutes whisking intermittently. 

  2. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. 

  3. Pour mixture into a blender and blend for 2-4 minutes. Great over ice cream. Mixture will thicken when cooled. If you want to thin it out just heat in the microwave.

Recipe Notes

Source: My sister-in-law Laura’s college roommate Tiffany Wellman

Hot Fudge Sauce being poured on ice cream on a plate

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