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Super Easy Hot Fudge Sauce

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This hot fudge comes together in minutes with ingredients you probably have on hand.  It is the perfect ice cream topping!

bowl of ice cream drizzled in hot fudge sauce

      This hot fudge sauce only takes a handful of minutes to make.  You can be drizzling it over a bowl of ice cream in ten minutes and you most likely have everything you need to make it in your house already.  We love using it to make sundaes, but really you could drizzle it over anything your heart desires.  Make your hot fudge dreams come true!

     I have a confession to make.  I don’t like chocolate syrup.  My husband loves the stuff.  He puts it in his milk and sometimes in his coffee.

    He adds it to his smoothies (nothing says health food like simple syrup and chocolate syrup as regular ingredients in your smoothies!)  I do, however, LOVE hot fudge.

    They are not even close to the same thing.  One is watery and blah and the other is rich and smooth and luscious and wonderful.  Not that I feel strongly about it or anything.

jar of hot fudge sauce

    This is one of those recipes you should just memorize.  It is so easy, comes together quickly and is made from pantry staples.

    If you have a surprise visitor, you can impress them by whipping up a batch and drizzling it over ice cream.  There isn’t much better!

    This would also make a great icing drizzled over a bundt cake.  It is also tasty licked off fingers, or spoons, or spatulas or the whisk…

    I am posting it tonight as a tease for what is to come tomorrow.  (I’ll give you a hint, it isn’t ice cream or bundt cake… or fingers or spoons!)  I can’t wait to show you what we had this with.  Ok, I can wait a little bit longer.  Come back tomorrow to find out!

hot fudge sundae in bowl

    This recipe started as a fudge frosting recipe that my aunt Marlene taught me.  I made a minor adjustment to make it a little looser.

   You should check out her fudge frosting when you have a chance.  It is perfect for spreading over rice krispie treats or brownies.

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Yield: 12 Servings

Super Easy Hot Fudge Sauce

jar of rich hot fudge sauce

This hot fudge comes together in minutes with ingredients you probably have on hand.  It is the perfect ice cream topping!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 8 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter

Instructions

  1. In a medium sauce pan, whisk together sugar and cocoa to make sure there aren't any lumps.
  2. Add milk and butter. Cook over medium-low heat until it comes to a hard boil.
  3. Boil for 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  4. Remove from heat and allow to cool some before serving.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 144Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 66mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.

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This hot fudge comes together in minutes with ingredients you probably have on hand.  It is the perfect ice cream topping!

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