Homemade Hot Fudge in 5 Minutes

homemade hot fudge

Recently we invited some friends over for an ice cream sundae party. We each brought our favorite ice cream and made a homemade topping to share. It was a delicious evening to say the least. Next time I thought I’d bump it up a notch by making extra toppings in pretty weck jars to give away to guests, complete with the recipe to make their own when they find themselves licking the bottom of your jar.


I made the jar labels with this fantastic tool, Makr app. It’s a terrific design tool for use on the iPad to customize labels, party invites, business cards, etc with pretty design templates, fonts and graphics (loved the graphics!). Perfect for someone like myself that’s not a designer but very design-oriented and likes to customize and play around with type and graphics. I just need pretty tools to start with, and this free app gives you that in a really easy to use program. You can print them at home or order them to be printed through Makr.

homemade hot fudge

Ice cream sundaes have somehow drifted away in popularity but I say we need to bring them back! Let’s do it with this family recipe for homemade hot fudge after the jump… (also, my recipe for salted caramel sauce)

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5 Minute Homemade Hot Fudge

1 stick of butter
8 T cocoa powder (I like dark)
1 1/3 cup sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
1 t vanilla

Bring butter and milk to a slow boil and then add in dry ingredients. Cook on low until it coats the back of a spoon (3 or 4 minutes). Add vanilla last. It stays good in the fridge for like, forever. Seriously. When everything else has spoiled this fudge sauce will still be good! Just pop it in the microwave for about 30 seconds.




homemade hot fudge

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Photography by Liz Stanley. Assisted by Sara Albers. Graphics by Loren Croiser


What is the use-by time period? 4 weeks? 6 weeks? I have no idea! I like the idea of puytting this info on the tag.

Please forgive me being pernickety/my ignorance, but how much is ‘a stick of butter’ in grams? Thanks, I can’t wait to try this!

Hi Jaide,

As an American living abroad, I have had to memorize this! An American stick of butter is 113.4g. Happy hot fudge making!

Hi I am writing you from Greece.I did not quiet catch it…Do i need the microwave to make this or just to …revive it later (you know..when its a little “old”).
P.S. I read your blog-website every day!!!!!Love it so much…!!! Thanks.

Hi! If you make it fresh you don’t have to do anything else but follow the instructions. If you’re using it later (after refrigerating it), you just have to microwave it for about 1-2 minutes.

Yum! Hot fudge is amazing on mint chocolate chip ice cream. it’s making me hungry just thinking about it

Oh this sounds amazing and very cool looking app- is it only for the ipad?

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