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a strawberry in a bowl of hot fudge sauce

Easy Hot Fudge Sauce

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A super easy hot fudge sauce recipe that comes together in just a few minutes. Rich, chocolaty and perfect over a bowl of your favorite ice cream!

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: ~ 4 cups


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp brewed espresso
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips, semi-sweet


  1. In a small saucepan, bring the butter, corn syrup and evaporated milk to a boil.
  2. Stir in the vanilla, espresso and salt and set aside.
  3. Place the chocolate chips in a blender or food processor and pour the hot butter mixture over them. Pulse 5-6 times or until the sauce is silky smooth.
  4. Store chilled in an airtight container and reheat gently to serve.



  • small saucepan
  • blender or food processor
  • airtight container

Food processors don’t have airtight seals like blenders. If using one, keep a close eye on the lid as some of the liquid may escape.

  • Author: Sarah | AwayFromTheBox
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian