Chocolate fans will go crazy over this easy Hot fudge Sauce Recipe. You only need 3 ingredients to make homemade hot fudge and it so decadent. Enjoy it with ice cream, fruit, pretzels and more.

Hot Fudge Sauce in jar.
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I’m not sure what could be better than hot fudge. It is definitely my favorite on No Churn Vanilla Ice Cream! Once I found out the best hot fudge sauce could be made with 3 ingredients, I knew it was a winner.

The flavor is so rich and creamy and much better than anything I have ever purchased at the store. You have to try it along with Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe. I have been making homemade sauces for at least 10 years.

What’s the Difference between Hot Fudge and Chocolate Sauce?

The main difference between Hot Fudge and Chocolate Sauce is the texture. Hot Fudge is thicker and more rich in flavor. Chocolate Sauce is thinner and is easy to pour.

Ingredients

Ingredients for hot fudge sauce - chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk,.
  • Chocolate Chips. Use good quality chocolate for the best taste. You can use Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Dark or Milk Chocolate.

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How to Make Hot Fudge Sauce

Saucepan with ingredients.

Step 1. Add Ingredients to pan. In a heavy saucepan, add all ingredients and stir.

Chocolate melted and combined.

Step 2. Heat over medium heat and whisk constantly until chocolate mixture is melted. The sauce should be smooth. Reduce the heat once melted. Serve and enjoy.

How to use Hot Fudge Sauce?

Storage

Serve immediately or store in refrigerator for up to 1 month. To reheat, cook for 30 seconds in a microwave safe bowl. Stir and heat for an additional 10 seconds or longer if necessary.

How long does Homemade Hot Fudge last?

It will keep up to 1 month in an airtight container in the fridge.  We prefer to use a simple mason jar. You probably already have several in your cabinet.

Hot Fudge Sauce in container.

Pro Tips

  • Chocolate Variation – Change the chocolate to what you prefer. Milk chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips are some of our favorites.
  • Charcuterie Board – Add this hot fudge topping and make a charcuterie board. Fruit, pretzel and marshmallows are all great to dip in this homemade sauce.
  • Thicken Sauce – To thicken the sauce, you may need to leave the sauce on the heat a little longer. As the sauce cools, it will thicken.
  • Vanilla – If you prefer, you can stir in vanilla extract for added flavor.

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Try this easy homemade hot fudge sauce today. Then come back and leave a comment and star rating.

Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe

4.54 from 15 votes
Chocolate fans will go crazy over this easy Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe. You only need 3 ingredients to make homemade hot fudge and it so decadent.
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 10 (makes 2 cups)
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 213

Ingredients

  • ½ cup chocolate chips semi-sweet, dark, milk, whatever you like best
  • 1 can 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
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Instructions

  • In a heavy saucepan, add all ingredients and stir
  • Heat oven medium heat stirring constantly until chocolate is melted and the sauce is smooth
  • Remove from heat, stir and let cool slightly
  • Add to jar or container with lid
  • Serve immediately or store in refrigerator for up to 1 month
  • To reheat, cook for 30 seconds in a microwave safe bowl. Stir and heat for an additional 10 seconds or longer if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 213kcal, Carbohydrates 28g, Protein 4g, Fat 10g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 27mg, Sodium 57mg, Potassium 147mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 27g, Vitamin A 268IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 125mg, Iron 1mg

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