The best simple, quick, and easy hot fudge sauce recipe - Made from butter, sugar, unsweetened cocoa powder, evaporated milk, vanilla, and chocolate chips, this is the perfect sauce to top any dessert! Great on ice cream, brownies, cake, and more!
Who doesn't love hot fudge? Is there anyone out there? You have to tell me if there is because I don't believe it.
I for one adore hot fudge, and I worked really hard on this recipe to get it just right. It's simple to prepare and ready in less than 15 minutes. You're going to love it!
I've seen hot fudge recipes with only 3 or 4 ingredients, but trust me, they lack the depth and richness of this one. This is the old fashioned recipe that your grandma made when she made hot fudge sundaes at home. It's thick enough to be slightly chewy, but when hot, it pours well and makes an awesome topping for ice cream, brownies, cake, or whatever dessert you have.
How to Make Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
- Add butter, cocoa, sugar, and evaporated milk to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Heat the mixture until it boils and continue to boil it for 7 minutes.
- After 7 minutes, remove the saucepan from the heat and immediately stir in the vanilla and chocolate chips. Continue to stir until the chocolate chips are all melted and the sauce is smooth.
If for some reason, you have trouble getting the sauce to a smooth consistency, you could put it in the blender and whir it around in there for a few seconds. This will smooth out any lumps. I would not recommend reheating the sauce because the chocolate will burn very quickly.
My favorite way to eat this hot fudge sauce recipe is as a topping on brownie sundaes. Here's a great fudge brownie recipe that you can make to go with the hot fudge sauce.