Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce from Lemony Thyme

Oh boy.  I did it this time.  I took three ingredients, conveniently on hand and 10-minutes later I was licking the spoon.  This spoon.  The one dripping with Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce.

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You see that container of malted milk powder in the background.  It’s his fault.  I was reaching into the pantry for baking soda when malted milk powder tumbled to my feet.  “What are you trying to tell me?”  I thought quietly to myself.  I’m certain he whispered “Make Dusty Miller Sundaes.”  I couldn’t get the thought out of my mind.

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And so I found a recipe from Land O’Lakes for Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce and 10 minutes later….the whole spoon thing happened.

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

And not long after that I was making Homemade Ice Cream in a Ziploc Bag.

Homemade Ice Cream in a Ziploc Bag

And then I was topping ice cream with Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce and malted milk powder and whipped cream.  I was happily reflecting back to my childhood and my lifelong love of the Dusty Miller Sundae.  Without a care in the world.

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 1 stick butter 1/2 cup
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chopped or chips


  • Combine all ingredients in a 2-quart non-stick saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until butter and chips have melted and are smooth. Store refrigerated in a covered jar. Reheat to serve.


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