Easy Homemade Fudge Sauce

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
We love making homemade ice-cream, well actually I should say the kids and I love it when my husband makes homemade ice-cream – the kids and I rarely make it, but we love it when he does! While my husband makes the ice-cream, I make the toppings. Sometimes I make Homemade Caramel Sauce (or dairy-free caramel sauce), but I usually make Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce. When I really feel like spoiling my kids, I make caramel sauce, hot fudge sauce and  Vanilla Whipped Cream and create a make-your-own ice-cream sundae buffet.

In less time than it takes to drive to the store and back, I can make Fudge Sauce from scratch. Making it from scratch also allows me complete control over the ingredients, ensuring that my kids are not getting a side of chemicals and High Fructose Corn Syrup with their dessert.

Easy Homemade Fudge Sauce
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream or evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • pinch of salt
  1. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter and chocolate chips.
  2. Add cream, sugar, water and salt and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat and boil over a low flame for 9 minutes stirring occasionally.
  4. Remove from heat and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Serve while still warm over ice-cream.
  5. Store unused fudge sauce in the refrigerator. Reheat the sauce in the microwave on high power for 30 – 50 seconds.

Note: I made a double batch before I went to visit my dad and when I returned home the 1/2 cup of leftover fudge sauce was a little dry and gritty. I heated it for 30 seconds, then stirred in 2 teaspoons of milk, and heated it for another 20 seconds (until it just started to boil). I stirred it one more time and it was lovely again.

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


  1. Christy says:

    Hahaha Alea, when I saw the title to this post I thought "oh, alea what are you doing to me? Another ice cream topping???" I love the trend!

  2. Great minds think alike. I made hot fudge sauce this week, too. I had some uneaten truffles in a jar and thought they would be very tastey on my icecream. My recipe was very similar but it would have been fun to find your post and use your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I just want to say right now that I am in L.O.V.E. with this sauce!! Miriam@The Pioneer Cookbook

  4. This is a great idea! I don't have any ice cream/etc recipes, but over at mycookinggallery.blogspot.com, she has a ton of different ones that I flip through often.

  5. juliecache says:

    My kids are all over this one. thanks, alea!

  6. ://: Héni ://: says:

    wow very nice and trly easy thanks for sharing!

  7. April @ The 21st Century Housewife says:

    This chocolate sauce sounds SO good – and so much better for you than store bought! I bet it tastes better too! Thank you for sharing it with the Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  8. Melynda says:

    I love that this delicious sauce can be made from pantry staples! Thanks for sharing with the Hearth n Soul.

  9. This is a good idea. Sounds easy enough. Maybe I could make it more like milk chocolate if I added more cream. Home made is always better! Nancy

  10. I am loving the new blog look! FANTASTIC! This fudge sauce and the other caramel ones are amazing. I made something similar for my dad for father’s day but added some beer to it- it was so good.I am trying your next time though!

  11. I think I would just sit down and eat it with a spoon, as I don’t like ice cream-but I LOVE hot fudge!!

  12. Love that this is so easy! Will be making this next time we have ice cream. :)

  13. Can you tell me about how many servings this makes? I need to serve 8-10 people.

    • It makes about 1 1/3 cups of hot fudge sauce. At 2 tablespoons per serving it should serve 10, but people may take more than 2 tablespoons, so you may want to double the recipe just to be on the safe side.

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