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Easy Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

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This easy homemade hot fudge sauce goes perfect over ice cream, in your coffee, and more! No more having to run to the store to grab a bottle, just make your own at home.

This post was originally published on August 13, 2012.

During the summer months, we eat a lot of ice cream and drink a lot of iced coffee recipes (don't believe me? Click this link to get my recipe for my Coldbrew coffee concentrate).

Because of that, I am always looking for yummy homemade sauces I can make that will compliment my favorite desserts. That's where this delicious easy homemade hot fudge sauce comes in!

When my kids were little, we did not have a lot of money to splurge on things at the store like Hershey's fudge. We only had a certain amount of money that we could spend and a lot of times, I had to leave the Hershey's on the shelf. 

But in my pantry, I always had sugar and cocoa, so I set out to find a way to make this fudge sauce/syrup at home — and I did just that!

How to Make Your Own Easy Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

This sauce comes together so quickly and is the perfect combo for anything — to make chocolate milk, to put over ice cream, to put in your coffee, to dip strawberries in.

Seriously — the possibilites are endless.

In your pan you are going to mix together the following items —

  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup of light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

You are going to combine the sugar, cocoa, evaporated milk, and corn syrup together in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly.

Once the mixture reaches a roiling boil, boil for 5 minutes until it thickens.

Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.

That's it! It's that simple and easy. It makes about 2 cups and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

I store mine in my Ball Canning Jars. I use these jars for everything  — even including pantry storage!

Yield: 2 cups

Easy Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Easy Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

This recipe is great to add to milk, top desserts, or dip fruit in. You will never buy store bought Fudge sauce again

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup of sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/3 cup of light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Combine sugar, cocoa, evaporated milk, and corn syrup together in a medium saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  2. Once mixture reaches a roiling boil, boil for 5 minutes until it thickens.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
  4. Makes about 2 cups. Can store in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 184Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 26mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 2g

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Child Actor LA

Monday 22nd of July 2019

If you are looking for an easy, inexpensive gift to give to family and friends, you can't go wrong with homemade hot fudge sauce.

Raia

Sunday 21st of July 2019

Sounds pretty easy! I can't wait to drizzle some on my ice cream...

Ginny

Sunday 21st of July 2019

Oh, yum! That looks so simple and exactly like the thick hot fudge you'll get at ice cream parlors.

Tatiana

Sunday 21st of July 2019

Now I need a big bowl of ice cream to put this one! This is a good idea and amazing recipe too.

Andrea Metlika

Sunday 21st of July 2019

We love hot fudge sauce and this homemade version looks fantastic!

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