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Spoon drizzling in Hot Fudge sauce into a mason jar full of hot fudge.
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4.53 from 17 votes

Best Hot Fudge Sauce

The Best Hot Fudge Sauce is easy to make and beats store bought options. It turns out thick, gooey, fudgy and delicious—perfect every time!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hot Fudge Sauce
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 146kcal


  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 12 ounce can evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a medium saucepan combine butter, cocoa powder, chocolate chips, sugar, and evaporated milk. Stir to combine over medium-low heat.
  • Increase heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Immediately reduce heat to low and continue simmering for 7 minutes, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla.
  • Pour the mixture into a blender and blend the mixture for 2 whole minutes.
  • Serve immediately or pour into a heat safe airtight container to store.



Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month. Reheat portions by spooning into a microwave safe bowl and microwave in 10 second increments until warm. 


Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 0.3mg