Monday, November 18, 2013

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Sooooo delicious!

I turned 31 last weekend and to celebrate I was not in the mood for cake.  Each year for my birthday Zack will typically make whatever I request (often with a little help for me).  This year I told him I just wanted a hot fudge Sunday.  Zack, being the smart man that he is, suggested we make homemade hot fudge sauce.  I decided to make it myself and it was extremely easy and so worth it. This sauce is so incredibly delicious.  This would make a perfect holiday gift.  We have been eating it straight from the jar all week, it is just that good.

Hot Fudge Sauce
recipe adapted from

makes 1 quart

1 cup butter
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ( I used Ghiradelli)
3 cups white sugar
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine butter, cocoa, sugar, and evaporated milk in a saucepan over medium heat.  Bring to a boil and boil for seven minutes.  Remove from hear; stir in vanilla.  Carefully pour hot mixture into a blender and blend for 2 - 4 minutes.  Serve warm.  Store in refrigerator.

Note:  I did not do the step where you put it in the blender and cannot speak to how important that step is.