Simple Hot Fudge Sauce (only 5 ingredients)


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
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup butter


  1. 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.
  2. Store unused portion in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks, reheat in the microwave until warm.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Hot Fudge Sauce
Author: Jaclyn


  • Jaclyn: Anonymous, this should be stored in the refrigerator, sorry I should have added that to the end of the directions. It should keep for 2 weeks. February 1, 2012 at 8:58pm Reply

  • Anonymous: Can this be refrigerated and saved/stored? If so for how long? January 31, 2012 at 10:05pm Reply

  • Monisia: yummi;) January 26, 2012 at 6:34am Reply

  • Lisa H.: This looks so delicious and I love how simple the recipe is. Thanks for sharing!

    -Lisa January 24, 2012 at 12:33pm Reply

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