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Great Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

Updated on February 9, 2016
4.1 stars from 15 ratings of Hot Fudge Sauce

What makes this hot fudge sauce recipe great is its' thick, fudge-like consistency, plus how quick and easy the recipe is to make. The rich flavor of this hot fudge sauce recipe makes it delicious on just about anything. Drizzle it over ice cream or brownies. Garnish ice cream cake, such as the recipe,"Great Ice Cream Cake Recipe: Oreo Crust", as seen in the accompanying photo, or dip strawberries in this rich, chocolatey goodness. Once you make this easy recipe for hot fudge sauce you will find an array of foods with which you can eat it because it is so delicious!

Hot Fudge Sauce Makes Dessert Even Better

Hot fudge sauce drizzled over ice cream cake.
Hot fudge sauce drizzled over ice cream cake. | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 5 min
Ready in: 10 min
Yields: approximately 2 1/2 cups hot fudge sauce


  • 1 can (14oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 3/4 cup Chocolate Chips, (or 4 oz of any type of chocolate)
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract


  1. Using a small sauce pan, warm the condensed milk and butter over medium-low heat. Gently mix the ingredients continuously, so they do not burn.
  2. After the butter has melted and is mixed with the condensed mllk, add the chocolate chips. Stir the mixture until the chips are coated and thoroughly mixed into the butter and condensed milk.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and mix in the vanilla extract. Continue stirring the ingredients until the chips have fully melted.
  4. Drizzle your homemade hot fudge over your favorite dessert or use as a chocolate dipping sauce. Store leftovers in the refrigerator (if there are any!).

Hot Fudge Recipe Variations

Replace the chocolate chips with your 4 ounces of your favorite type of chocolate. Each chocolate variety will make a unique hot fudge sauce. Chocolates varieties to try:

  • dark chocolate
  • milk chocolate
  • white chocolate
  • bittersweet chocolate

You may even enjoy different flavor chips, such as:

  • peanut butter chips
  • mint chips
  • butterscotch chips

Other ingredients that make delectable hot fudge sauce:

  • add coffee
  • cocoa powder
  • melted marshmallows


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    • handymanbill profile image

      Bill 5 years ago from western pennsylvania

      It looks great I would have to hide this from my wife. I would not get to try. Great hub

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      Jean Rogers 5 years ago

      Angela, it sounds like your really do love hot fudge, so if you make this recipe, you may only want to make half a batch. That is what I have to do because I will eat it all! :) Enjoy!

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      I feel like this was written just for me! I am truly in love with HOT FUDGE. My graandfather and I use to go to the DQ every friday and get a hot fudge malt!

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      Jean Rogers 5 years ago

      Thanks for the compliment Brandon. No worries about the fan mail mishap. :)

    • Brandon Martin profile image

      Brandon Martin 5 years ago from Colorado, USA

      ahh, no I didn't mean to say that in the fan mail. how do I change it? Your recipes sound yum.