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Old Fashioned Hot Chocolate Sauce

Old fashioned hot fudge sauce is a rich and creamy classic topping for ice cream you can easily make at home. Not only does it take just a short time to make, but this creamy hot fudge sauce recipe is perfect for pouring over cold ice cream to make hot fudge sundaes.
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: old fashioned hot fudge sauce
Servings: 2 jars
Calories: 1762kcal


  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate (usually four squares)
  • 1/4 cup butter, unsalted (½ stick)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • In large saucepan combine evaporated milk and sugar. Stir while heating until it comes to a rolling boil. Let boil for one complete minute.
  • Add unsweetened chocolate and beat with a wire whisk until smooth.
  • Turn heat off and add butter and stir until butter is melted.
  • Add salt and vanilla and stir until smooth.
  • Pour into individual mason jars with lids.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. To reheat, place mason jar in microwave and heat in 30 second increments, stirring in between each increment, until warm and smooth. You can also reheat on the stovetop.


Serving: 1jar | Calories: 1762kcal | Carbohydrates: 234g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 105g | Saturated Fat: 66g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 30g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 1017mg | Potassium: 968mg | Fiber: 19g | Sugar: 201g | Vitamin A: 1421IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 20mg