Gram Maynard's Homemade Hot Fudge
Homemade recipe for hot fudge from Barbara "Gram" Maynard, one of the best humans to walk this planet. We miss you, Gram.
  • 8 tablespoons butter
  • 3 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 5 ounces evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt
  1. In a heavy-bottomed small or medium pot, melt butter and baking chocolate over medium-low heat.
  2. Keeping the heat at medium-low, whisk in the sugar and evaporated milk. Sift the cocoa powder into the pot and whisk thoroughly.
  3. Raise heat to medium and cook for about 5 minutes, whisking almost constantly.
  4. Raise heat to medium-high and whisk constantly until mixture is boiling and sugar is completely dissolved, which will take ~ 2-5 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat. Let cool 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Mix in salt and vanilla.
  7. Serve over ice cream, bread pudding, fresh strawberries, or whatever you like rich amazing chocolate served on.
Store in the refrigerator.
Makes around 3 cups.
Recipe by This Week for Dinner at