Perfect Sundae Topping – Hot Fudge Sauce

Growing up, I adored hot fudge sundaes.  Tall glass, ice cold vanilla ice cream starting to melt under a blanket of hot, hot, gooey chocolate fudge, extra nuts and no whipped cream, cherry optional.  Perfection and possibly my all-time favorite dessert.

Growing older, I barely eat tall sundaes of any sort anymore and the hot fudge sundaes of my childhood have become a thing of a past.  A happy but distant memory.  These days, I probably would not be able to deal with the guilt (or weight gain) of eating that much ice-cream in one sitting. 🙂  Nonetheless, Ria and I recently found a wonderful recipe for hot chocolate fudge sauce on a blog called Good Food Desserts and tried it out.  We had all the ingredients lying around and the fact that it could be whipped up with one bowl, a whisk and a microwave made it a rather appealing project.  Ria can never believe her luck when she cooks with me and we end up making a decadent chocolately concoction.  Obviously, she was the most willing of assistants and most enthusiastic of “bowl and utensil lickers”.

This recipe is a keeper (easy and good) and I am making this hot fudge sauce for a party we have been invited to later this week.  I am going to set up a sundae bar (yes, there will be disgusting colorful sprinkles) for the kids.  Who says you can’t buy love? 🙂

Bee’s Chocolate Fudge Sauceadapted from Good Food Desserts

Makes about 2-1/4 cups


1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons of butter
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons of heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla


  1. Place the milk, chocolate chips and butter in a 1 quart microwave-safe bowl.
  2. Heat at high for 45 seconds.  Whisk.  Heat for another 45 seconds.  Whisk.
  3. Add the cream and vanilla and whisk until blended.  Return to the microwave for 45 more seconds.
  4. Cool and then store in the refrigerator.  Serve warmed over your favorite ice-cream

If you aren’t doing anything exciting this Thursday (September 1st) head down to 18 Reasons between 7 and 9 pm for their Second Annual Homemade Ice-cream Sundae Bar.  Bring your best homemade ice cream or topping to contribute to the tastiest make-your-own sundae bar in San Francisco. As always, no competition. Just folks making, sharing, and enjoying good dessert. Kids welcome (and they will enjoy it more than anyone else).  At this event last year, I found out what an “ice-cream eating machine” Stacie’s Little Luca is. 🙂

16 thoughts on “Perfect Sundae Topping – Hot Fudge Sauce

  1. I don’t think I’ve ever had a hot fudge sundae… I had a fudge cake sundae recently, it was yummy. This sauce look so amazing – condensed milk tends to make me feel like death but it makes such nice tasting things. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.

  2. Hey I was just thinking of making a Choc milkshake the other day. This fudge sauce will be perfect for it! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. I just realized that’s happening in 10 minutes! I’m a little bit far to attend but it sounds fun! I didn’t grow up with hot fudge sauce but now I occasionally enjoy it (since I don’t have craving for it). This one seems very easy to make and I’ll keep it in case we have an ice cream party at home!

  4. Ever since I tasted a hot fudge sundae with this recipe at Simran’s house in October, I have been planning to make some. 3 months later I managed it. I didn’t have a large microwave safe dish or any heavy cream. Yet it is scrumptious! Thanks for this super easy recipe ladies.

  5. Thank goodness I found this recipe. I checked the blog link but its not working anymore. This is about the same recipe trader joes uses (if not better than trader joes!) I used bittersweet since condensed milk is already too sweet for me and upped the chocolate by adding chocolate extract

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