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The Best Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

The Best Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce is ready to pour over ice cream in just 5 minutes and only 3 ingredients! Perfect to use for so many desserts.
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana chocolate chunk muffins, hot fudge, hot fudge sauce
Servings: 16 servings


  • 1 14 ounce can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • In a medium saucepan, add the chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Melt over medium heat until smooth, creamy and totally combined.
  • Remove from heat and cool slightly before pouring into a jar. Serve over ice cream. Store sauce in refrigerator. To reheat, place jar in microwave and heat for 30 seconds. Stir.


  • Store the sauce in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It will keep for about two weeks. To reheat, microwave for about 30 seconds.
  • You can freeze hot fudge sauce. Pour it into a sturdy jar and seal it tightly before freezing. Allow it to thaw completely before use.
  • Serve over ice cream, brownies, pancakes, waffles, and more.
  • It's not recommended to make this hot fudge in the microwave, but you can reheat it in there.