Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Candy · Desserts · Dips, Dressings, & Sauces · September 2, 2014

Irresistible Homemade Chocolate Fudge Sauce - the BEST recipe ever! Great on ice cream or funnel cakes! { } Just 4 ingredients - butter, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, and evaporated milk.

I am SOOO excited to share this next recipe with you guys today!

Let’s just say that it’s one the hubby begs me to make because he’ll eat it straight from the jar ALL BY ITSELF (no joke!!)

This Homemade Chocolate Fudge Sauce is a simple but delicious recipe that is good on ANY dessert. We use it on ice cream and especially on Funnel Cakes (a recipe I shared earlier today). It takes minutes to put together and is seriously the best topping you’ll ever make!


I also love that this makes a simple and inexpensive gift idea. Just put it in a cute mason jar with ribbon around the top, and I promise the recipient will love you forever. In fact, now that I think about it I’ll have to make a cute Fudge Sauce label as a printable for you to attach to it to make it even cuter! πŸ˜‰

Here is the recipe for this irresistible Homemade Chocolate Fudge Sauce:

5 from 8 votes

Chocolate Fudge Sauce Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 1 jar
Calories 2988 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 12 oz evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Combine all sauce ingredients in a saucepan. Bring to boil and cook 8 minutes, stirring constantly. Enjoy on just about anything!!
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Fudge Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2988 Calories from Fat 1521
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 169g 260%
Saturated Fat 103g 515%
Cholesterol 350mg 117%
Sodium 1189mg 50%
Potassium 1796mg 51%
Total Carbohydrates 344g 115%
Dietary Fiber 10g 40%
Sugars 318g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 74.3%
Vitamin C 7.8%
Calcium 99.9%
Iron 51%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Irresistible Homemade Chocolate Fudge Sauce - the BEST recipe ever! Great on ice cream or funnel cakes! { } Just 4 ingredients - butter, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, and evaporated milk.

Irresistible Homemade Chocolate Fudge Sauce - the BEST recipe ever! Great on ice cream or funnel cakes! { } Just 4 ingredients - butter, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, and evaporated milk.

Irresistible Homemade Chocolate Fudge Sauce - the BEST recipe ever! Great on ice cream or funnel cakes! { } Just 4 ingredients - butter, chocolate chips, powdered sugar, and evaporated milk.

As I mentioned before, I promise this recipe does NOT disappoint.

You will want to pour it on everything! And the best part is that it is SUPER easy and quick to make. πŸ˜‰

This sauce is great on Funnel Cakes so be sure to check out how to make those at home too:

Bring the state fair home with this Homemade Funnel Cakes recipe! Easy and delicious recipe on { } A yummy batter that can be topped with hot fudge sauce, caramel, powdered sugar, whatever you like!

Funnel Cakes

And hereΒ is another favorite sauce:

Homemade Caramel Apple Dip - super easy recipe including butter, sugar, corn syrup, whipping cream, sour cream, and sea salt!! So delicious!

Homemade Caramel Apple Dip

And speaking of dips, here is my favorite fruit dip…

Cheesecake Fruit Dip - just 5 ingredients and one of the best fruit dip recipes you'll ever try!

Cheesecake Fruit Dip

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[email protected]+Made+to+be+a+Momma

Looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it on a funnel cake! Pinned πŸ™‚
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I love how easy it is to make especially since it is CHOCOLATE πŸ™‚ Thanks so much!!

    Lil' Luna

    It really is SOOOO easy and SOOOO good! Let me know if you give it a try, Crystal. I think you’d love it!!

[email protected]+The36thAvenue

Looks divine! Thank you so much for sharing πŸ™‚

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Love Chocolate Fudge! Especially homemade! Pinned!
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Mary Stewart

I posted your recipe on Pinterest and someone has asked if they can the recipe? Can you please advise if it is possible to “save” it for an extended period of time using the canning method. Thanks!

    Lil' Luna

    Unfortunately, I’ve never tried canning the sauce before but I imagine if you seal it properly, it should store for awhile. πŸ˜‰


Can you please post what the shelf life is…or if it needs to be stored in the fridge? Can it be canned? Hard to give this as a gift, if the recipient won’t know how to properly store it. Thank you!

    Lil' Luna

    Hi Patty! We keep this refrigerated and usually keep it for month. It usually doesn’t last that long, though. Unfortunately, never tried canning it. :/


Awesome! I made this the other night to bring to my niece today,. I put the extra that didn’t fit in the jar in a small bowl to use later on on a dessert. It never made it! I took a spoonful, then another and another. It is Soo good!

Becky J.

This looks great! Probably a stupid question, but once it is at a boil and cooking for the 8 minutes, do you keep it at a full boil during the time you’re cooking and stirring, or do you lower the heat to more of a simmer? Thanks!

    Lil' Luna

    Not a silly question – once it’s at a boil, keep it boiling for the 8 minutes and then you can remove it from the heat. πŸ˜‰


      Great! Thanks so much for the reply! I will be trying this for sure.


by powdered sugar, do you mean icing sugar?

Emily Poff

This is the hot fudge that my mom has made my whole life. I literally eat it by the spoonful. And then when I have sufficiently guilted myself into stopping that, I dip bananas into it. I keep it on hand for bedtimes that just get the best of me! Nothing makes a bad bedtime melt away like this hot fudge!

    Lil' Luna

    LOL!! SO true!!! This stuff is pretty dangerous. We’ve been making it for as long as I can remember too. Glad that you’re a huge fan as well. Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!! XO


This sounds amazing! Would this work as a cake topping for a chocolate fudge cake? Or would it be too runny?

    Lil' Luna

    I’ve never used it as a frosting. Although it’s kind of thick, I think it would be too runny for a cake. I think it would definitely work as a drizzle over the cake though. πŸ˜‰

brad see

Im making this today me and the wife want to see how good it is

brad see

Ok we made the sauce and yup it was good. My wife has a spoon and eating it so its good i seen the Carmel apple. Sauce. Also

    Lil' Luna

    LOL!! My hubby does the same thing. As soon as we’re done using it for ice cream or funnel cakes, he grabs a spoon and digs in! πŸ˜‰


Saw this on fb, was craving something sweet, and made it immediately. SO yummy and easy! My daughter and I agree-who needs icecream???!!!!

    Lil' Luna

    LOL!! So glad you guys liked it. It’s definitely something that can be eaten on it’s own!! πŸ˜‰

Jenetta Penner

This looks fantastic!
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Rosemary Collett

Your recipes are brilliant, with so many ideas and choice


This looks amazing! Thinking of trying it with churros. How many cups does this recipe make?

katie campbell

did u ever make the printable label for this sauce? i would love to gift some to my dad for fathers day!

Sarah @ Sarah Cooks the Books

I saw this on my G+ page and just stared at the picture for a while. This looks SO delicious!
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    Lil' Luna

    Let me know if you give it a try. It’s our family’s favorite fudge sauce recipe and can eaten by the spoonful straight from the jar! πŸ˜€


I just made this recipe today…I got it off of pinterest. This is the best hot fudge recipe I have ever made. It is very easy to make and the ingredients are all staples in my kitchen pantry. I am someone who makes almost everything from scratch. This is a keeper !

    Lil' Luna

    It’s our favorite too!! SO easy and SO delicious. I seriously have to hide it from the hubby or he’ll eat it straight from the jar. πŸ˜‰


How do you store it? Refrigerate or leave out?


This fudge sauce is PERFECT! I made it over the summer for a cheesecake bar, and it was a total hit! It made so much that had plenty left over, which we put over waffle and ice cream sundaes with homemade whipped cream. And I LOVE how easy it is; it’s become my go-to chocolate sauce for any occasion! My stepmother requested a white cake with vanilla buttercream for her birthday, and my dad is a chocolate junkie so he made a joke about putting chocolate sauce on his slice. So when I’m done making the cake, I’ll be making this to bring along with it, and I know he’ll be WAY happier than with some from a squeeze bottle! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the fab recipe!!


Great recipe! I had been wanting to make my own fudge sauce for some time. I nearly always have to have chocolate on my ice cream and it doesn’t seem to matter what flavor of ice cream either.

I stopped buying the pre-made store stuff a while back. Most of it these days is like a lot of things and has no flavor, a laundry list of ingredients and an unnatural smoothness.

I love that the ingredients are things that I nearly always have in my pantry. I did add one little square of unsweetened Baker’s chocolate. It wasn’t quite chocolaty enough for me without it. LOL!!!

It filled 3 small jelly canning jars so I can share with my adult children. They will be so happy.

Very yummy!!! Very Easy!!! Thanks for sharing.


Does it have to be heated each time you use it, after it’s been in the fridge?


I follow all your stuff now! Yum❀️ lots of recipes are so much fun to make with my school age kids!

    Lil' Luna

    Great..thank you!!! I love being in the kitchen with my kids! I hope you all have fun and find some recipes you love:)

Pagli ladki

So easy and yummy! I need more of this in my life!
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Catherine Croney

Hello! I just made the chocolate sauce and was wondering how you store it? Room temperature or fridge ?
Thank you

    Lil' Luna

    I stick it in a jar and put in the fridge. You can then re-heat it. Hope that helps πŸ™‚


Do you need to refrigerate this after it is mad and also how long will it last if not eaten right away ?

    Lil' Luna

    I would. We use it for up to a couple weeks, as long as it’s been in the fridge. Hope that helps!


Love the idea of how easy this recipe is. How long does the fudge sauce keep for, though? Just asking to know if it can be made a couple of says in advance or, the night before or on the day. Many thanks,


    Sorry hadn’t seen the message above. Thank you for sharing your recipe.xx


This is the same as my grandma’s hot fudge recipeβ€”it really is the best ever!! The only thing that is different is she adds a tsp of vanilla after you take it off the stove. I feel it makes a difference. πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!


How long does your chocolate fudge sauce last? Can it be stored at room temperature in a mason jar? Thinking it would make a nice favor for a shower.

    Kristyn Merkley

    After I make it, I like to keep it in the fridge. I’ve had it a couple weeks in there πŸ™‚ You can keep it out if it’s for a shower, but to store it, I’d keep in the fridge.


      I’ve been making this for years. It is delicious and everyone loves it! The best fudge sauce you’ll ever have! Thanks for posting!


This stuff is AMAZING and so easy to make! I have made it twice and both times, it came out perfect. Probably the biggest thing is to be careful of the heat and to keep stirring! Only thing I do different is add some vanilla because vanilla makes everything taste better. This is definitely my go-to for fudge sauce. Never need to buy it again. This makes one 12-oz and one 8-oz canning jar and it lasts a long time. I do wonder if there is a low-sugar option with stevia or something since I would really like to cut down on sugar. Please reply if you have an answer.

    Kristyn Merkley

    Definitely my go-to! I have not tried using stevia, but I am sure you could. I am sure it would still be great. Thank you!

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