How to Make the Best Chocolate Sauce with Chocolate Chips

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This easy homemade chocolate fudge sauce is deliciously gooey and pourable so you can enjoy as a topping or dip. This post will teach you how to make chocolate sauce with chocolate chips and only two other ingredients.

Keep this one in your recipe box because you’ll want to dip everything in this yummy warm chocolate sauce from fresh fruit to your favorite dessert recipes.

Chocolate sauce on a spoon with jar
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Easy Chocolate Sauce Ingredients

All you need to make this easy recipe is 3 simple ingredients and you may already have them in your pantry! It’s the perfect topping drizzled over homemade pumpkin ice cream or as a chocolate glaze on freshly made donuts.

Hot fudge sauce ingredients

Here’s what you need:

  • ½ cup chocolate chips – you can use semi-sweet chocolate chips, dark or milk chocolate; whatever you like best.
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter

You will also use a small heavy saucepan on the stovetop and a spoon for stirring. To store, be sure to have a jar with a lid or other airtight container so you can enjoy this chocolatey goodness whenever you want.

How to Make this Homemade Chocolate Sauce Recipe

In a small saucepan, add all ingredients and stir to combine over low heat.

chocolate chips with condensed milk and butter in pan

Then, over medium heat, continue stirring constantly until chocolate chips are melted and the sauce is smooth.

Remove from heat, stir again and let cool slightly to room temperature.

melted chocolate sauce in saucepan

Serve immediately or add to jar or container with lid store in refrigerator for up to 1 month.

To reheat, microwave for 30 seconds in a heatproof bowl. Stir and heat for an additional 10 seconds or longer if necessary.

What to Serve with Homemade Chocolate Sauce

I’m sure you can agree that chocolate is good on just about anything! Here are some of my favorite ways to enjoy it.

Hot Fudge Sauce on ice cream with strawberries

Pour warm chocolate topping over one or all of these tasty treats:

chocolate sauce dip for fruit

Or use it as a dip for one or all of the following ideas to take your snacking to the next level:

  • Strawberries
  • Apple slices
  • Graham crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Pineapple slices
  • Marshmallows

Print the Recipe

This simple homemade version of hot fudge sauce makes it so easy to keep on hand. Serve it with our homemade caramel sauce and make your own ice cream sundae bar. I hope you love it!

For more chocolate recipes, check out these ideas:

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Homemade Chocolate Sauce

4.67 from 9 votes
Learn how to make chocolate sauce with chocolate chips and only two other ingredients with this 5 minute easy recipe.
Cook: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Yield: 8 servings


  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips, or your favorite variety
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk, one can
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter


  • In a heavy saucepan, add all ingredients and stir
  • Over medium heat stir constantly until chocolate is melted and the sauce is smooth
  • Remove from heat, stir and let cool slightly
  • Add to jar or container with lid
  • Serve immediately or store in refrigerator for up to 1 month


To reheat, cook for 30 seconds in a microwave safe bowl. Stir and heat for an additional 10 seconds or longer if necessary


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 275kcal, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 65mg, Potassium: 250mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 315IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 150mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American

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1 Comment

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is absolutely wonderful! I added a 1/4 tsp of Watkin’s Rum extract and it tastes heavenly. This sauce goes well when Maple extract is added as well. Thanks very much for sharing.