For my birthday I wanted to have some close family and friends over for games. My birthday is also New Years Eve so we decided to celebrate with an evening of junk food and hot fudge sundaes. I came across Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe and decided to try it out as well as caramel sauce made from sweetened condensed milk.
I had the additional fixings for sundaes along with a variety of ice creams. This was such an easy way to serve dessert on my birthday. Both toppings could be made ahead and just reheated. To reheat I kept them on “keep warm” in a water bath in my slow cooker. The lid did not shut completely but kept both sauces perfect. When we reheated the fudge later we just removed the lid and microwaved it for no more than 30 seconds or so.
We have an extra jar of hot fudge in the freezer still for a later date. This recipe produced about 2 pint jars of hot fudge.
- 1 can evaporated milk
- 2 cups sugar
- 3 (1 oz.) squares unsweetened chocolate
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
In at least a 2 quart heavy sauce pan melt chocolate on low heat.
Stir in sugar and milk, continue to cook over medium heat stirring constantly.
Cook for about 20 minutes (the sauce will start boiling around 8 minutes), continue to stir.
After the 20 minutes continue to cook until desired thickness. I stopped at this point.
Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
Pour into a few pint jars for easy reheat and storage.
Keep refrigerated or frozen for future use.