Homemade Hot Fudge

Once again, credit goes to my mother for this delicious recipe. My family was always an ice cream family–you could open our freezer on any given occasion and there was always a tub of mint chip or rocky road. My mom introduced us to her homemade hot fudge at a young age, and once we tried it, there was no going back to the store-bought jars.

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mom’s homemade hot fudge

If you haven’t caught on by now, I like easy recipes. I want it to look good and taste delicious, but if the recipe calls for more than 10 ingredients I start to get overwhelmed. Everything you see in the photo above is all you need to make this tasty, fudgy treat.

This recipe makes a LOT of fudge, so grab a big bucket of ice cream and invite some friends over to enjoy!

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hot fudge and ice cream

Mother’s Homemade Hot Fudge

Prep time: 15 minutes

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter
3 cups powdered sugar
12 oz. (1 regular sized can) evaporated milk
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract

Melt chocolate chips and butter in a medium sized saucepan on low to medium heat. Once melted, add can of evaporated milk and powdered sugar and whisk until mixed well. Turn up heat to medium/high and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring regularly to prevent burning. After 10 minutes, remove from burner and let set for a few minutes – fudge will become thicker as it sets. Serve warm over ice cream!

*This fudge keeps well for several days. If you have leftover fudge, you can keep it in the saucepan with a lid on your stove or in your fridge. Fudge can be reheated on low-medium heat, stirring regularly until it is warm. 

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