Thick & Easy Hot Fudge Topping Recipe

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Are you dreaming of thick, rich, and chocolatey hot fudge topping you chocoholics? Because this homemade Thick and Easy Hot Fudge Topping is super easy to make microwaveable or stove-top and only requires 2 ingredients! Bring it on!  Our ice cream desserts crave it!

More recipes for chocolate lovers?  You’ll be craving these Homemade Chocolate Walnut Brownies, this Chocolate Cherry Cheesecake and this Super Easy Chocolate Cake & Frosting Recipe for starters, here on the blog!

Thick & Easy Hot Fudge Topping

Why We Love This Thick & Easy Hot Fudge Topping Recipe

  • Are you tired of boring, store-bought chocolate sauce? Look no further!  This is one of the easiest and best Hot Fudge sauce recipes ever, ever!  We could eat it by the spoonful! No judging here! 
  • Indulge in the rich, velvety goodness of homemade hot fudge topping at any time with minimal effort!
  • 2 Ingredients is all it takes to make this Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe! Can you believe it? No butter, no cocoa powder, just Sweetened Condensed Milk and Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips!
  • We also give you two ways how to make it! All you need is a microwave or stove-top and our two ingredients and Presto!
  • Perfect recipe in a pinch when you are in need of some thick hot fudge topping in just a few quick minutes!
  • The way the smooth, yet intense chocolate topping tastes alone or on desserts, it would seem like you would have slaved away all day!  When in reality, it takes literally a few minutes to whip up it up a batch of rich, decadent homemade hot fudge sauce! 
  • Our homemade hot fudge sauce is the perfect addition to any dessertServe it warm over your favorite ice cream cakes, cakes, brownies, shakes, cheesecake, ice cream sundaes, pies, cream puffs…the list is endless!  Really!
  • My favorite hot fudge dessert EVER is Brownies a la mode with this chocolate sauce with some whipped topping!  Why not throw in some yummy Best Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce too?  (Don’t mind if I do!)

Thick & Easy Hot Fudge Topping

Ingredients You Need

How to Make The Best Hot Chocolate Fudge Topping

Microwave Method

  1. Using a microwave-safe bowl., pour the chocolate chips into a bowl and then add the sweetened condensed milk over the top of the chocolate chips.
  2. Microwave for 2 minutes on high.
  3. Then stir briskly to melt the chocolate chips into the sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  4. If there are still lumps, microwave for 1 more minute, and stir briskly again.

Stovetop Method

  1. Combine the chocolate chips and the sweetened condensed milk in a small or medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Whisk until the chocolate has melted and the ingredients have combined smoothly.
  3. This should take between 3-5 minutes. 

Storing Topping in The Fridge

  •  Keep it fresh and delicious by storing it in an airtight container or a glass jar in the refrigerator. It can last up to a whole week at room temperature, giving you plenty of time to enjoy its rich, decadent chocolate flavor. So go ahead, indulge your sweet tooth with our irresistible homemade hot fudge sauce.

Tips For Leftover Fudge Topping

  • After storing your chocolate sauce in the refrigerator, simply heat it up in the microwave or on the stovetop until it reaches the perfect pourable consistency. No need to wait for a special occasion – satisfy your sweet cravings whenever you desire!

Thick & Easy Hot Fudge Topping

Forget store-bought jars of syrup and bland chocolate sauce, you are now on a  journey to create a mouth-watering homemade hot fudge topping right in your own kitchen. With just a few simple ingredients and a very little time, you can elevate any dessert to a whole new level of deliciousness.

So, get ready to impress your friends and family, because by the end of this piece, you’ll have all the tips and tricks you need to make the perfect, quick hot fudge topping every time. Are you ready to indulge in some homemade decadence? Let’s get this party started!

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Thick & Easy Hot Fudge Topping

Thick & Easy Hot Fudge Topping

Kim Lange
Are you dreaming of thick, rich, and chocolatey hot fudge topping you chocoholics? Because Thick and easy Hot Fudge Topping is super easy to make microwaveable or stove-top and one requires 2 ingredients! Bring it on!
4.61 from 38 votes
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes
Course Dessert
Calories

Ingredients
  

  • 1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk 14 Oz. Size
  • 1-1/2 cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips

Instructions
 

Microwave Method

  • Using a microwave-safe bowl., pour the chocolate chips and then the sweetened condensed milk over the top of the chocolate chips.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes on high.
  • Then stir briskly to melt the chocolate chips into the sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  • If there are still lumps, microwave for 1 more minute, and stir briskly again.

Stovetop Method

  • Combine the chocolate chips and the sweetened condensed milk in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Whisk until the chocolate has melted and the ingredients have combined smoothly.
  • This should take between 3-5 minutes.
Keyword chocolate, hot fudge, ice cream, sweetened condensed milk, topping
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12 Comments

  1. Which is the thickening agent? The chocolate or the condensed milk? I want a very thick fudge for a cupcake filling, and don’t want it to be at all runny. Would adding more chocolate chips make it thicker? Or more condensed milk? Or add powdered sugar to thicken? What do you think?

  2. Does this go into the refrigerator? How long does it keep? Also when it cools is it nice and thick like the hot fudge you find in grocery stores?

  3. Thank you! Wanted a hot fudge on my vanilla ice cream without much work and no corn syrup. This fit the bill perfectly! Yum! 🙂

  4. Kim, New member of your blog family. Recently retired so I now have the time to rekindle my interest in baking and your site is certainly doing just that. Made the hot fudge sauce. Sooo easy and delicious! I look forward to future recipes from you. Best wishes, Judy

  5. I m always looking for easy summer desserts to serve at dinner parties and picnics. These little trifles are perfect! I love the combination of chocolate and cheesecake too.  What a fun and easy idea! I always have M M s in my house, so this might be happening sooner rather than later!

  6. Wow, this sauce looks awesome Kim. My problem is I would probably put a spoon into the sauce and just keep eating the sauce – without using it as a topping for anything!

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