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Hot Fudge Sundae, YUM!

Hot Fudge Sundae, YUM!

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

mmmmmmelted chocolate! If you love a good hot fudge sundae, this recipe for Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce is definitely down your ice cream lane. Use those beautiful ice cream sundae glasses you got as a gift when you were first married. Or buy some now, but in any event, this sauce makes the dessert, no matter what dish it’s in. Pour it over your favorite ice cream, spritz a bit of whipped cream on top and sprinkle on nuts, pop a cherry on it, and it looks like it was professionally made. But the real delight is in the tasting. You can also dip fresh fruit or berries into it. It’s called Hot Fudge Sauce, but you can use it hot or cold, either way it’s delicious. This recipe may be kept refrigerated for a long time, but I doubt you’ll do that, ’cause it’s too tempting to keep for long.

Hot Fudge Sauce

  1. 3oz. (3 squares) chocolate, unsweetened
  2. 1 and 1/4 cup butter, (no margarine)
  3. 4 and 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (Do not use imitation extract)
  5. 3/4 teaspoons salt
  6. 1 cup evaporated milk (not condensed), (NOT sweetened, condensed)

This recipe takes 10 minutes preparation, 10 minutes cook time, so it’s ready in 20 minutes. This recipe yields about 6 servings, depending on how much you use per serving, and believe me it’s not easy limiting your serving.


  • In a small saucepan over very low heat, melt 3 oz. chocolate squares and 1 and 1/4 cup butter.
  • Mix sugar and salt together, then whisk into 1 cup evaporated milk.
  • Bring just to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until thickened.
  • Cool enough to handle safely, then stir in vanilla extract (*or any flavoring you prefer.)
  • Pour over your favorite flavor of ice cream or dip fruit slices into it.
  • Pour remaining chocolate fudge sauce into a clean jar and keep refrigerated.
    Warm just the amount you want in the microwave or use it cold for fruit.

*You may like to vary this recipe, by using orange flavoring or almond flavoring in place of the vanilla extract. Whatever your palate finds pleasing, use the best you can buy and by all means add it to the sauce.


Here are some products I use and recommend.

We also eat with our eyes; if something looks luscious it’s more appealing and actually tastes better because our eyes have given us the signal that it will. I love these Tulip Dessert/Sundae dishes. You can fill them with fruit, you can fill them with parfait, or you can make that yummy chocolate fudge sundae with your favorite ice cream and my Homemade Chocolate Fudge Sauce. Whatever you put in these tall dessert dishes will look especially appetizing.

Tulip Dessert Sundae Tall High Quality Clear Glass By Libbey Set of 4


I use Hershey’s Unsweetened chocolate and find it works very well. If you prefer another brand go ahead and use it. The Homemade Chocolate Fudge Sauce will taste wonderful, no matter which brand you use.


HERSHEY’S Unsweetened Chocolate Baking Bar, 4 Ounce (Pack of 6)




NEVER use artificially flavored vanilla. Your finished product has a greater depth of flavor with the real thing, PURE vanilla. And though it costs a bit more, the difference in your baked goods, desserts and especially this Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce is worth every cent.

McCormick Pure Vanilla Extract-16 OZ