Hot Fudge Sauce

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Keep a jar of this hot fudge sauce on hand for emergency chocolate cravings.

Hot Fudge Sauce

Makes: About 1 1/2 cups sauce

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  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, preferably Dutch-process
  • 1/4 teaspoon instant coffee granules dissolved in 1 tablespoon hot water
  • 1/2 cup nonfat sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Whisk together milk, cocoa and coffee in a small heavy saucepan until smooth. Whisk in condensed milk and sugar. Whisking constantly, bring to a simmer over low heat; scrape bottom of pan frequently with whisk to prevent sauce from sticking and scorching. Continue to simmer for 1 minute, whisking constantly.
  2. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla, chocolate chips and salt.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate in a glass jar for up to 2 weeks. Reheat in the microwave or by placing the jar in a pot of simmering water.


Per tablespoon: 41 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 1 mg cholesterol; 8 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 0 g fiber; 16 mg sodium; 65 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 1/2

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate

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