Friday, June 8, 2012

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

If you've never made homemade hot fudge sauce then you need to try my grandma's recipe. You will love it.

 Here's the step-by-step:

 1. Melt butter and baking chocolate.  

2. This is what it will look like once it's all melted together.

3. Gradually add sugar and then evaporated milk. You may think you've ruined it - it looks kinda gross at this point. But don't worry, that's what it's supposed to do.

4. Bring to a boil for a minute or two. Then add vanilla.

Let it cool for a bit, then enjoy!


Hot Fudge Sauce 
2 sticks margarine
4 squares unsweetened baking chocolate**
3 c. sugar
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 t. vanilla

Melt margarine and chocolate in saucepan.
Gradually stir in sugar, then evaporated milk. Bring to a boil and let boil a minute or two.
Add vanilla.

Store in the refrigerator. 

We just heat the leftovers in the microwave. 
I usually store it in a mason jar. This is how much was left after we all had some.  It makes a ton. I often 1/2 the recipe.

**Also if you don't have unsweetened baking chocolate don't worry, if you have cocoa and oil, you can still make it. 
1 square of baking chocolate = 3 T. coca + 1 T. oil
So for a full recipe you'll need 3/4 c. cocoa and 1/4 c. oil.


  1. I grew up with this hot fudge. My made it every so often. Brings back terrific memories of a yummy dessert.

  2. YUMMY! That looks awesome!! visiting from Tatertots & Jello! The two links before me are food! I'm hungry now!!

  3. Ok, that looks so tasty! Yum! I will have to try that on some crepes....visiting from T & J.

  4. Yummy this looks so good. I need to try it soon.

    Love your blog

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  5. I definitely have to try this recipe out asap. Megan

  6. Yum! So so so pinned. Can't wait to try!

  7. Gooey chocolate yumminess! I can hardly contain myself!

  8. Looks delicious. A chocolate dressing. love it.

  9. I have been wanting to make homemade hot fudge sauce to go with our ice cream parties all summer long. Thanks for the recipe! I'd love for you to link up at Fantastic Friday. Hope to see you there!

  10. yummy oh how delicious on a beutiul hot day perfect for chocolate sauce sundays

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  11. Thanks for linking up at Fantastic Thursday at Five Little Chefs! Hope to see you there next week!

  12. I didn't realize fudge sauce was so easy. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Thanks for the idea... pinning this one for safe keeping! Found you on made you look blog hop.

  14. Oh wow this looks really good. I have never made my own, I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

  15. Rachel,
    Thanks so much for sharing this recipe at Creative Thursday! We have been on a sundae kick lately and I've been wanting to find a hot fudge recipe to make :)

  16. Pinning and featuring today Rachel! Looks delicious and I can't way to give it a try!

  17. You've been featured over at my blog!

  18. nice posting. thanks for sharing

  19. Hi, have you ever used butter or only margarine? Also, I want to make this for my son's 1st birthday party, can I make it a week ahead? Thanks!