The Best Hot Fudge Sauce

The Best Hot Fudge Sauce

On Wednesday I shared a Quick Holiday Gift Idea.  It is probably no surprise that today’s Quick Holiday Gift Idea also involves chocolate!

Today’s recipe is my mom’s and I promise you – it is the BEST hot fudge sauce you will ever taste.

I can say that for a couple of reasons.  First, my mom’s last name is BEST and second, it IS the BEST hot fudge sauce you will ever taste!!!

After trying this hot fudge sauce you will never buy a jar of hot fudge sauce again!

It can be made with semi sweet, dark or milk chocolate – whatever your preference.  I prefer milk chocolate.

A jar or container of Mom’s Hot Fudge Sauce makes a great quick holiday gift idea.  Just tie a bow around the container, add some ice cream and I promise, your friends and neighbors will LOVE you!


You will want to make sure you save some for yourself, or better yet, make a whole batch just for you.  We love to eat it by the spoonful and sometimes we even pour it over ice cream.

You can add a little something extra like we do at our house….

We love our hot fudge sundaes with marshmallows

…and then take a spoon and stir it all together, yum!!

The Best Hot Fudge Sauce

The best way to eat ice cream!!

What’s your favorite way to eat ice cream?  Leave a comment and let me know!

Hot Fudge Sauce
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 2 C chocolate chips (your choice - dark, semi sweet or milk)
  • 1 can (1⅓ C) evaporated milk
  • ½ C butter
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Melt chips, butter, milk and powdered sugar
  2. Bring to a boil
  3. Cook for 4 minutes - stirring constantly
  4. Take off heat and allow to thicken
  5. Add vanilla


“Everyone enjoys chocolates as a gift for any occasion, so give them something they will savor and enjoy.”


Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. says

    oooh, I love the idea of giving it for a gift. I have a couple of hot fudge recipes I make often, but never thought about giving it away. Great idea.

    For a money saving tip- I think what I will do is put it in a glass pint jar.(like what I use for canning) and screw a mayo lid on (I save all those and love to use them), then tie with a ribbon like you suggested. Now I won’t have to buy disposable containers.

  2. says

    Oh, I’ll have to try yours, although I’ve always claimed I have the best hot fudge sauce you’ve ever tasted. Yours does look lower in calories, however.

    Here’s mine:

    3 oz. bittersweet chocolate, chopped
    1 2/3 cups butter, cut into pieces
    1/2 cup Droste cocoa, sifted and combined with
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    & 1/2 cup brown sugar
    2/3 cup heavy cream

    Melt chocolate and butter over low heat. Add cocoa/sugar mix. Add cream. Cook until it just reaches boiling point. Makes about 2 cups. Keeps a month if you lock the refrigerator!

    I serve this over Mile High Ice Cream Pie – and people nearly faint – from ecstasy!

    Can’t wait to try yours.

  3. Barbara McKinley says

    Leigh Anne,

    This is the BEST hot fudge sauce ever. I had the receipe when we lived in Kenosha, Wi. and used it all the time, I eventually lost it and have tried to find it since, thank you for putting it on your web site.
    For those of you that have not tried this, DO, it is the BEST, you will want to eat it with a spoon.

  4. Tamara says

    This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing all these fun ideas and for being such an inspiration to all of us! Smiles and Hugs!

  5. Mollie says

    I’m going to make some this weekend and use it for gifts for those on my team at work. But, is that a cube or stick of butter? ha ha

  6. says

    Yes! Awesome idea. I am going to do this with a recipe. I actually had fudge that did not turn out so I ended up doing a fudge topping and delivering it with a carton of ice cream. However, it turned out GREAT, but I could not replicate the “failed fudge” again.

    I am always getting some wonderful ideas from your blog here.

  7. says

    sally »
    Some of my favorite things to dip are – pound cake, pretzels, graham cracker sticks, berries, pineapple, marshmallows, gummy bears, minature chocolate chip cookies. Have fun!!

  8. donna says

    How long does it last ? should it be in the fridge?
    I want to give it as a gift in glass jars with lids

    • says


      It does need to be refrigerated – it usually doesn’t last longer than a few days at our house but it should last a couple of weeks I think but the best bet is to freeze it if you think it is going to be around more than a week or so. Enjoy!

  9. KATHY says

    I tried the recipe today and it is awesome! I was wondering if anyone had tried to use the peanut butter chips instead of the semi-sweet ones to make a peanut butter ice cream topping? I may try it.

  10. Joanne says

    Your recipe for hot fudge sauce sound perfect for me.

    Can this be put in glass jars & a hot water bath or would it be better to freeze. Does freezing change its consistancy?


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