Simple Hot Fudge Sauce (only 5 ingredients)

Published January 24, 2012. Updated January 24, 2019

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I love this recipe!  It’s contains only five ingredients that you likely have on hand.  I made this sauce to smother some banana splits I made using homemade vanilla and strawberry ice cream, topped with chopped bananas and macadamia nuts.  The fam loved them!  Creamy dreamy goodness!

I got this recipe from my Grandma and I don’t think it will ever be replaced with an alternate hot fudge sauce.  It’s quick, simple and indulgently delicious.  It’s also great for many other uses, top cakes, brownies, cookies, pastries, churros, pancakes =), sundaes, parfaits and shakes. Now go ahead, live a little, and make yourself some.

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Simple Hot Fudge Sauce (only 5 ingredients)

The easiest hot fudge. It's deliciously rich and chocolatey and perfect for ice cream! Makes about 2 1/2 cups.
Servings: 12
Prep5 minutes
Cook10 minutes
Ready in: 15 minutes



  • Whisk together sugar, flour and cocoa powder in a saucepan. Add evaporated milk and butter. Bring mixture to a low boil over medium heat, stirring frequently. Gently boil mixture for 3-4 minutes until thickened. Allow mixture to cool about 5 - 10 minutes before serving. Whisk once more before serving.
  • Store unused portion in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks, reheat in the microwave until warm.