Hot Fudge Sauce

Hot Fudge Sauce

This hot fudge sauce recipe is based on one my grandmother makes for family gatherings. Instead of cocoa powder, I like to use a combination of bittersweet and semi-sweet chocolate. The evaporated milk gives it a slight caramel flavor that goes really well with the chocolate. It’s a classic hot fudge sauce that belongs on top of your favorite ice cream sundae.

Hot Fudge Sauce
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Serves: 3.5-4 cups
  • 16 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1 can evaporated milk
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ to ½ cup honey or golden syrup (depending on how sweet you like it)
  1. Heat evaporated milk, butter, and honey (or syrup) in a small saucepan. Add the chocolate. Whisk until smooth. Serve immediately, or transfer to a jar and refrigerate until ready to use. To rewarm: place jar in microwave and heat on 50% power for 20 second intervals, or transfer to a small saucepan and gently heat on medium-low.
-Add vanilla, almond, coffee, or another kind of extract for different flavors.
-1½ cups heavy cream can be used instead of evaporated milk
-Can use all bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate if desired, or up to 8 ounces milk chocolate for a sweeter sauce.


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