Hot Fudge Sauce {and Fondue!}

Remember back when when I posted the Honey Citrus Vinaigrette recipe and talked about how sometimes you can just look at the ingredient list for a recipe and instantly know in the pit of your soul that it would make you happy? Well I have three words for you: Chocolate. Butter. Sweetened Condensed Milk. Any questions? I didn’t think so. If you’re wondering how something so incredibly simple could be so incredibly delicious, then you’ll just have to make it to find out. This was a favorite in our house growing up, and we especially loved it at Christmas time over peppermint ice cream. The great thing is that these are ingredients that (at least at our house) are always in the pantry. I promise once you make this you’ll never buy that bottled Hershey’s stuff again! And let’s face it; if you’re making homemade ice cream already, it deserves the best. 🙂

hot fudge sauce on ice cream

Hot Fudge Sauce

Ingredients:
3oz semi-sweet chocolate*
(3 squares of baking chocolate, or about 1/2 C chocolate chips

1/4 C butter (that’s a half of a stick folks. Admit it, at least one of you didn’t know that)

1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk

*I wouldn’t use milk chocolate for this, it’s way too sweet, however both dark and bittersweet are awesome

Instructions:
1. If you’re using baking squares, chop them up into small pieces so they melt easier. I chop the butter up into small chunks too.

2. Okay, it’s not rocket science. Put it in a pan on medium heat and melt it all together till it’s smooth, creamy, and just looking at it gives you happy thoughts.

3. If you have leftovers (but let’s be honest, you’ll have to quadruple the recipe to have leftovers) then put it in an airtight container in the fridge. It will harden into a soft, gooey fudge like consistency. Then keep a spoon handy on the counter and dip it in every time you pass by. This serves the same purpose as the always-open bags of chocolate chips that Kate and I both have in our pantries. Don’t deny it Kate.

hot fudge ingredients

Something else that might come in handy: The SINGLE SERVING.
In the comments of Kate’s Brazilian Lemonade post, I mentioned this great little invention:

The tiny can of sweetened condensed milk.


You find them not with the baking things, like regular sweetened condensed milk, but in the Latin Foods isle in a little six pack. They are PERFECT for all sorts of things when you don’t need a whole can. Each cute little can has 3.5 oz, which is 1/4 the size of a normal can. And it makes the most perfect single serving of this fudge sauce, so here’s the quantities for that!

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Just for One:

1 tiny can sweetened condensed milk
2 T chocolate chips
1T butter

Just pop it in the microwave and heat in 45 second intervals until smooth!

Storage: This is just fine kept at room temp for a day, but if you are going to keep it overnight or for an extended period of time, pop it in the fridge and just reheat in the microwave.

cooking hot fudge sauce

Pretty Freaking Good poured over this stuff too:

Puffed French Toast (oooh, that’s naughty!)
Pizzookies
Double Chocolate Waffles
Cherry Chocolate Ice Cream

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Hot Fudge Sauce {and Fondue!}


Description

This quick hot fudge is destined to become your new go-to for topping ice cream! Chocolate, butter, and sweetened condensed milk blend together to make an ideal thick, chocolatey fudge sauce perfect for drizzling on a sundae or dipping your favorite fruit.


Ingredients

3 ounces semi-sweet chocolate (3 squares of baking chocolate, or about 1/2 C chocolate chips. I wouldn’t use milk chocolate for this, it’s way too sweet, however both dark and bittersweet are awesome.)

1/4 cup butter

1 can sweetened condensed milk


Instructions

If you’re using baking squares, chop them up into small pieces so they melt easier. I chop the butter up into small chunks too.

Combine chocolate, butter, and sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan. Place pan over medium heat and melt, stirring continuously, until everything melts together.

Serve over ice cream, or as fondue with your favorite fruit.


Notes

If you have leftovers (but let’s be honest, you’ll have to quadruple the recipe to have leftovers) then put it in an airtight container in the fridge. It will harden into a soft, gooey fudge like consistency. Then keep a spoon handy on the counter and dip it in every time you pass by. If you want to use it as sauce again, simply microwave at 15-30 second intervals, stirring each time, until desired consistency is reached.

Keywords: hot fudge, chocolate sauce, dessert, fondue, ice cream

94 comments

  1. Yes Kate. I take my ice cream condiments *very* seriously and will send it overnight during an emergency, lol.

    erin- you’re not under water are you?? I didn’t know you were in Iowa.

    owens d.c.- Dawn lives about 30 seconds from me, she should get her bum on here and claim some ice cream!

    patti- thanks! I’m so glad you like our blog. We look forward to “seeing” you around here 🙂

    Heidi- I don’t think I’ve ever tried peppermint and caramel together, but heck, how could it be bad? lol.

  2. Hmmm, I’m probably not within a 10 mile radius but I’m speaking up hopefully anyway! My dear hubby’s FAVORITE thing in the whole world is peppermint ice cream with homemade caramel, so I’m excited to try your recipe from yesterday. Might be a few weeks before I get to it, but it’s definitely on the list.

  3. How about West Jordan? Does that count? What if I met you half-way? As for the sucking up part, oh, I mean show-the-love part, I only discovered your blog about a week ago, but I’ve read every single post since then and it is at the top of my list for favorite food blogs! You two ladies ROCK!

  4. Is Iowa within a 10 mile radius? I really need some Ben & Jerry’s. Oh well. I guess I could drive 2 miles to the store…

    This looks so yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Yeah, so I totally missed the part about it being within a 10-mile radius of you and I was like, “WOW! She’s going to SAME DAY SHIP ice cream and hot fudge sauce?!” And then I read more carefully.
    🙂

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