This hot fudge sauce recipe is amazing! It’s perfect for any ice cream lover, and it’s so easy to make. You’ll need just a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. This rich and creamy sauce will take your ice cream to the next level. It’s perfect for topping off your favorite sundae or pie.
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We love pouring homemade hot fudge sauce over our Reese’s peanut butter pie, it tops it off just perfectly!
We use only 3 ingredients, the sweetened condensed milk means there’s no need for brown sugar, evaporated milk, or cocoa powder – it’s so easy!
Why you’ll love this easy sauce recipe
- You’ll only need 3 ingredients for this hot fudge sauce.
- Pour it over vanilla ice cream, add it to ice cream sundaes, make a hot fudge sundae, or drizzle it over your favorite desserts.
- It’s a real crowd pleaser, everyone, young and old loves this sauce!
- All the ingredients are 100% vegetarian.
Ingredients you’ll need
You’ll need all the ingredients shown in the photograph below.
Pour over cold ice cream and instantly transform something simple into something so special!
How to make hot fudge sauce with step by step instructions
Making our homemade hot fudge sauce recipe is easy if you follow our simple instructions
A full printable recipe and the measurements in both US customary and metric are available in the recipe card below.
Add sweetened condensed milk and semi sweet chocolate chips to a medium saucepan over medium low heat, stirring constantly until all the chocolate chips have melted.
Then, remove the pan from the heat and add unsalted butter and stir constantly until the butter has melted.
Serve immediately or store in the fridge for future use.
Enjoy your very own hot fudge sauce!
We hope you enjoy making our hot fudge recipe and would love to hear how you got on with making it.
Please leave a comment below and feel free to ask any questions you may have.
Recipe notes and expert tips
If you want the best hot fudge sauce, then you need to use quality chocolate.
It’s important to keep stirring continuously while making your sauce, you don’t want it to burn.
Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.
How do I store hot fudge sauce?
Our hot fudge sauce will keep for up to 3 weeks when stored in the fridge.
You’ll notice, that when the sauce is cold, it will naturally thicken but that totally normal.
When you’re ready to use it, simply add it to a pan and reheat it gently, stirring constantly and the sauce will start to thin once again.
What’s the difference between hot fudge and chocolate sauce?
The most significant distinction is the texture of the sauce.
Hot fudge contains is thicker and more intense compared to chocolate sauce, which flows longer and thinner.
Chocolate sauce gets cold in the refrigerator, while hot fudge becomes thicker and like fudge.
What’s the best chocolate to use for this sauce?
Chocolate chips are the main ingredient in this fudge sauce, so use the best quality chocolate that you can afford.
These are our favorite chocolate chips, they give a great depth of flavor.
More easy dessert recipes for you to try at home
If you love our fudge sauce recipe, why not try these easy desserts?
Lemon pie – bursting with fresh lemon flavor!
Chocolate truffles – easy to make and SO good to eat!
Sweet potato pie recipe – can it really be the fall if there’s no sweet potato pie?
Apple pie – just like Grandma used to make it, and so easy!
Baked Alaska – this stunning ice cream cake wrapped in meringue and baked in the OVEN will have your guests gasping with admiration!
Hot fudge sauce recipe
- 3½ oz Sweetened condensed milk
- ¼ cup Semi sweet chocolate chips
- ½ tbsp Unsalted butter
- In a saucepan over medium heat, add sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips and stir constantly until the chocolate chips have melted3½ oz Sweetened condensed milk, ¼ cup Semi sweet chocolate chips
- Remove the pan from the heat, add the butter and stir until the butter has melted. Pour hot fudge sauce over your dessert or once cooled, store in the fridge. Enjoy your sauce!½ tbsp Unsalted butter
If you want the best hot fudge sauce, then you need to use quality chocolate Stirring
It’s important to keep stirring continuously while making your sauce, you don’t want it to burn Storage
Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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