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Hot Fudge Sauce on top of ice cream

Hot Fudge Sauce

This Hot Fudge Sauce is a rich and smooth chocolate sauce with a caramel undertone. An easy, tried and true recipe! Pour this Hot Fudge Sauce on ice cream, brownies, or with a spoon!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 5 cups


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter
  • 12 ounces evaporated milk
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. In a medium sauce pot, add the butter, evaporated milk, sugar, and cocoa powder. Bring to a boil. Once mixture is to a boil, cook for 7 minutes whisking intermittently. 

  2. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. 

  3. Pour mixture into a blender and blend for 2-4 minutes. Great over ice cream. Mixture will thicken when cooled. If you want to thin it out just heat in the microwave.

Recipe Notes

Source: My sister-in-law Laura's college roommate Tiffany Wellman