Susan’s Chocolate Sauce

In case you haven’t noticed, I love to entertain. And I love to make people feel loved and valued when they come to my home. One way I do this is by feeding them… To rephrase the old adage, the way to everyone’s heart is through the stomach.  Right? 😉

delcious homemade chocolate sauce

If you’re like me, family and friends are in abundance over the next couple of months. There are Christmas parties, holiday celebrations, family dinners, and impromptu drop ins for coffee and a chat. Don’t you want to have something special on hand to offer?

delicious hot fudge sauce over vanilla ice cream

This is perfect for that. Make some, store it in a mason jar in your fridge (will keep for quite some time… can also freeze). It will instantly make ice cream, strawberries, or even store-bought angel food or pound cake deliciously homemade. Heat a little and drizzle pour some of this decadent chocolate sauce on top and call it special.

homemade hot fudge ice cream topping

This recipe actually came from Susan (hence the name!) – the woman who lived next store to my mother when she was a child. Since then, my grandmother, my mother, and now I have made, served, and enjoyed this delicious topping on numerous occasions. I hope you and yours can enjoy it, too!

rich hot fudge for ice cream or fruit


Susan’s Chocolate Sauce


  • 1 stick butter
  • 3 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
  • 3/4 c cocoa
  • 1 1/2 c sugar
  • 1 c evaporated milk or heavy cream
  • 1 t vanilla


  1. In a double boiler, melt butter and chocolate
  2. Stir in cocoa and sugar
  3. Cook (stirring occasionally) over medium high heat for 45 min
  4. Add evaporated milk and cook (stirring often) for 10 min
  5. Add vanilla and stir

Recipe Notes

Serve warm over ice cream, fruit, cake, pie... really anything you want!

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