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5-minute Hot Fudge Recipe

Easy 5-minute Hot Fudge sauce is the perfect ice cream sundae topping. Just 3 ingredients and you have an easy chocolate sauce recipe!
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 1258kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: $5


  • 1 (14 ounce) can (396g) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup (170g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons (28g) unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Add sweetened condensed milk and chocolate chips to a saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate chips are melted.
  • Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Stir until butter is melted.
  • Place hot fudge in a jar. Use while hot.
  • Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. To reheat: place jar in microwave and heat in 30 second increments, stirring between each, until melted and smooth.



  • This is a very thick sauce - the hotter it is the thinner, but it's hot fudge, not chocolate sauce.
  • You can use salted or unsalted butter.
  • Leftovers - store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will thicken and harden as it cools so heat to thin.


Serving: 1jar | Calories: 1258kcal | Carbohydrates: 155g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 38g | Cholesterol: 103mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 1247mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 141g | Vitamin A: 925IU | Vitamin C: 5.2mg | Calcium: 619mg | Iron: 6.1mg