If you’ve never made homemade hot fudge sauce you’re missin’ out on a serious treat! It’s incredibly easy to make and the taste beats anything you’ve ever tried from the store.
There’s a good chance that if you check your pantry you’ll find what you need to make a batch tonight. If not, no worries…There are only a few easy-to-find ingredients needed so you can grab ’em on your next grocery store run. Trust me, it’ll be worth it.
What you need:
- 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk (of course, Carnation’s is time-tested-and-trusted)
- 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate squares (my favorite brand is Baker’s, but you can use your own fav, too!)
- Pinch of salt
- ½ tsp vanilla, optional
What you do:
- Combine milk, chocolate, and salt in a boiler.
- Cook over medium-low heat.
- Stir constantly until chocolate melts and mixture thickens (about 7 minutes).
- Remove from heat.
- Add water in small increments and stir until the sauce reaches the consistency that you like.
- Add vanilla, if using, and stir.
The trick to making this sauce is maintaining enough self-control not to eat it by the spoonful. Right out of the pot. Before you serve the ice cream. 😉 I’m slightly, but not completely, ashamed to admit that I’ve not always been successful in that endeavor.
And there’s no need to limit this hot fudge to just ice cream! A couple of ideas that come to mind are cheesecake topping and a dip for strawberries or marshmallows.