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Homemade Hot Fudge

My Mom's Homemade Hot Fudge

This is a recipe that’s jam-packed with nostalgia, and it’s a real crowd-pleaser too! It's perfect for kids, and kids-at-heart (including my dessert-crazy husband.)

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 186 kcal
Author: Jillee


  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 2 oz. baking chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/8 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Melt the butter and baking chocolate together in a double boiler. (Or you can use the microwave, 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time, until melted.)
  2. When the butter and chocolate have melted together, gradually stir in the sugar. Then stir in the salt.
  3. Next, very slowly add the evaporated milk while stirring. Mix well.
  4. Add the vanilla extract, and continue to stir until the mixture thickens up a bit.
  5. Remove from the stove and use warm, or store in an airtight container for up to one week. The hot fudge will thicken as it cools, so you may need to reheat in a double boiler or your microwave before using it from the fridge.
  6. Pour it over your favorite kind of ice cream, and dig in!
Nutrition Facts
My Mom's Homemade Hot Fudge
Amount Per Serving
Calories 186 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 122mg5%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 140IU3%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 63mg6%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.