This winter I made hot fudge for Christmas gifts, I had no idea how much I loved the stuff until I made over 2 gallons, now I can’t get enough of it! Gone are the days of buying chocolate syrup for this household. I use this hot fudge in everything. It is GREAT in milk, hot or cold. I also love it in coffee and of course on ice cream and brownies. It is also wonderful straight out of the jar, not that I know…
The fudge comes together very quickly and tastes amazing. The dutch processed cocoa powder gives this hot fudge a deep chocolate flavor. You can use regular cocoa powder, but I really prefer the dutch processed, I think it is the ingredient that makes this fudge so irresistible!
This recipe makes one cup, but I just need to warn you, it is worth it to make a double batch, one cup just seems like it disappears too quickly! Store leftover fudge in a glass jar in the refrigerator and microwave it for a few seconds before use. It lasts for at least a month refrigerated, if it doesn’t disappear before that.
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 c sugar
- 3 Tbs. dutch processed cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup half and half or evaporated milk
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
In a small sauce pan melt the butter and sugar, stirring it together. Whisk in the cocoa powder.
Once it is combined stir in 1/4 cup half and half or evaporated milk.
Bring just to a boil and remove from heat. Add 1/4 tsp. vanilla and stir.