Have you ever made homemade hot fudge sauce? If not, you MUST try it. This recipe is only 5 ingredients and so quick to make.
It's so thick and delicious. I love it warm enough to start melting the ice cream a bit when I pour it on.
Last week, I bought a jar of chocolate sauce for a recipe. I got a good brand, not that chocolate syrup that parades as an ice cream topping. I'll admit, I did it for the convenience.
I cannot tell you how disappointed I was. Nothing can compare to real homemade chocolate sauce.
HOT FUDGE SAUCE
I got this recipe from my Grandma, that means it's been tried and true for generations. I hope you'll love this old-fashioned hot fudge sauce as much as I do.
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INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR HOT FUDGE SAUCE
A printable recipe with full instructions and quantities is at the end of the post.
- Baker's unsweetened chocolate
- evaporated milk
HELPFUL KITCHEN TOOLS
You don't need anything fancy for this recipe. You probably already have what you need, but if not, here's a list.
- 2 quart sauce pan
- whisk (I recently got this exact one, after I'd taken these pics, it works so much BETTER than the cheap whisks I've always gotten before!)
- Sauce jar or pitcher (OK so, this isn't totally necessary, but they're so cute! And who wouldn't want to pour their chocolate sauce from a darling little pitcher?)
HOW TO MAKE HOT FUDGE SAUCE
- Place butter in a 2 quart sauce pan. Add the bars of chocolate on top.
- Over medium heat, melt the butter and chocolate.
- This is what it should look like once the butter and chocolate have melted.
- Add the sugar.
- Stir in the sugar - it will look clumpy and not quite right. Don't panic, it will come together.
- Stir in the evaporated milk and bring to a boil for 2 minutes.
- Stir in vanilla.
- Let cool for a bit, so it doesn't completely melt your ice cream. Enjoy over a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
**If you don't have unsweetened baking chocolate don't worry, if you have cocoa and oil, you can still make it.
Substitute 3/4 c. cocoa and 1/4 c. oil for the baking chocolate. Add it into the melted butter and stir until combined.
HOW TO STORE HOT FUDGE SAUCE
This recipe makes a lot, so you'll definitely have leftovers. Left over chocolate sauce should be stored in the refrigerator.
I like to pour it into a quart mason jar. This jar is what is left after our family of six had all had some.
Once the sauce has chilled, it will get very thick and reheating will be necessary for future helpings.
HOW TO REHEAT CHOCOLATE SAUCE
Reheat sauce in the microwave. I have found that reheating and cooling the leftovers over and over can result in a grainy texture after a while.
I suggest scooping out the amount that is needed into a separate bowl and then reheating.
WAYS TO ENJOY HOT FUDGE SAUCE
- Serve over ice cream
- Make a brownie and ice cream sundae
- Drizzle over cheesecake
- Make monster cookies (warm chocolate chip cookies, topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce)
MORE OF GRANDMA'S RECIPES
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Hot Fudge Sauce
Author: Rachel Nielsen
Prep time: 15 MCook time: Total time: 15 M
The absolute BEST homemade hot fudge sauce!
- 2 sticks butter
- 4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate*
- 3 c. sugar
- 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
- 1 t. vanilla
- Melt butter and chocolate in a saucepan.
- Gradually stir in sugar, then evaporated milk.
- Bring to a boil and let boil 2 minutes.
- Add vanilla and let cool slightly.
- Serve warm over ice cream.
- Store in the refrigerator.
* If you don't have baking chocolate substitute with 3/4 c. cocoa and 1/4 c. oil Reheat leftovers in microwave.
Sat. Fat (grams)4.74
Nutritional information is automatically generated and is not guaranteed to be correct.
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