Old-Fashioned Hot Fudge Sauce


This is a very classic old-fashioned hot fudge sauce for all your chocolate whims. Of course, it is perfect for ice cream, but consider using it as a sauce over cheesecake as well — delicious.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
3 cups


  • 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups white sugar

  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk


  1. Fill the lower pot of a double boiler halfway with water and bring to a boil. Melt chocolate, butter, and salt together in the upper pot. Add sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring after each addition.

  2. Gradually add evaporated milk, a little at a time, and continue stirring until well mixed.

  3. Serve hot over ice cream. Extra sauce may be stored in the refrigerator and reheated in the microwave.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

175 Calories
8g Fat
28g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 175
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 88mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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