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Hot Fudge Ice Cream Topping

Hot fudge sundaes are an elegant but easy dessert. This rich, dark chocolate sauce drapes beautifully and is delicious on peppermint ice cream, coffee ice cream, butter pecan and lots of other flavors!
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 cups


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a small saucepan, combine sugar and cocoa. Stir in the milk; add butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 1 minute or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.
  • To reheat: Place sauce in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring until smooth.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 163 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 67mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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  • fleming
    Nov 12, 2017

    Followed jekenns review and used half brown sugar and half white sugar, a dash of salt, 1/3 cup cocoa powder, and 1/4 cup chocolate chips and was very happy with the results.

  • jekenn
    Sep 3, 2015

    I used half brown sugar and half white sugar, a dash of salt, 1/3 cup cocoa powder, and added 1/4 cup chocolate chips to thicken and add a richer chocolate flavor. It turned out great.

  • gorhamtl
    Mar 22, 2015

    Excellent and so easy. Sometimes I just serve it up on a spoon!

  • teacher-pat
    Aug 28, 2014

    Not sure what I did wrong but could NOT get the sugar to dissolve. It tasted wonderful but texture was not up to par.

  • marlowesmom
    Jul 14, 2014

    Excellent flavor and easy to make. I will cook a little longer next time since we prefer very thick fudge sauce. Highly recommend this recipe, thanks for sharing!

  • linlin5050
    Nov 29, 2012

    Sauce was to sweet did not taste the chocolate, added 1 cup dark chocolate chips to the sauce, made it have a richer chocolate favor

  • grennypat
    Nov 13, 2012

    This is very easy and is good. taste just what I hoped it would and it is inexpensive

  • Libbyscooking
    Mar 12, 2012

    A good thick fudge sauce. Yummy!

  • vicki8528
    Oct 2, 2011

    Very good! We make this often...

  • bettynuggs
    Jun 21, 2009

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