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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 186kcal
Author Jill Nystul


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


  • 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.)
  • When the butter and chocolate have melted together, gradually stir in the sugar. Then stir in the salt.
  • Next, very slowly add the evaporated milk while stirring. Mix well.
  • Add the vanilla extract, and continue to stir until the mixture thickens up a bit.
  • 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.
  • Pour it over your favorite kind of ice cream, and dig in!


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 123mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 140IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 1.3mg