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Happy 1 year Anniversary, Simply Fresh Cooking!

We’ve had close to 200,000 visits and over 460,000 pageviews. On average, you guys looked at about 2.5 pages while you were here. Our biggest day in the last year was on May 27th with a whopping 8,694 pageviews. Wow!

Our 2 most popular posts (by a landslide) have been “Best Canned Tomato Salsa Recipe” and “Grandma’s Crustless Cheesecake Recipe”, and for good reason – they’re our top picks, too.

On behalf of Bill and myself, thank you so much to everyone who’s been a part of our little slice of blog heaven – whether you’re just stopping by for a quick minute to check out a recipe, or you’re a regular follower of Simply Fresh Cooking on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest, we appreciate all of you. Thank you for being here!

10 Minute Chocolate Fudge Topping

I’d also like to give a big shout-out to all of my food blogger friends that I’ve made in the last year. Thanks for all of your great advice, support, and lovely comments in our first year! Muah!

We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the occasion than with homemade vanilla ice cream and the most divine fudge topping you’ve ever had.

Here’s a little chocolate fudge topping history…

This fudge recipe makes up one-fourth of a layered frozen dessert that my Grandma makes. It’s called Uncle Albert’s, and to my knowledge, there never was an Uncle Albert in my family. Basically, I don’t know who this “Albert” guy is, but I love this dude. This recipe has always been a family favorite. My brother goes insane over it and now I’ve gone and made Bill and my in-laws fall madly in love, too.

Basically, it’s a layer of finely crushed Ore0’s/butter, vanilla ice cream, hot fudge topping, and then to top it off – Cool Whip. I know what you’re thinking. It doesn’t sound all that special, but you have to eat it to believe it. Obviously, it’s this fudge topping that makes it completely out of this world.

I’ll consider sharing that recipe with you… someday. Maybe. Well, for sure. Sorry to torture you like that. It might be a while until I make it again. It makes such a huge batch, and we do actually eat all of the food you see on this site. How about this, lovelies – if you want that mysterious Uncle Albert’s recipe, email me at [email protected] and I’ll get it to you at my earliest convenience. K? 🙂

<3 you, Albert (xo).

Ok, back to the fudge topping (I can feel some bullet point magic coming on):

  • It’s easy to make.  10 minutes, in fact.
  • No preservatives —–>Winning.
  • It’s super decadent, with kind of a “caramel-esque” quality to it.  You just have to try it.
  • Drizzle it on ice cream, stick your face in it, eat it with a spoon, do whatever you want with it.  Just make it.

Grab a spoon and cheers to the next year!  I’m not going anywhere…

10 Minute Chocolate Fudge Topping

  • Prep time
  • Cook time
  • 8 mins
  • Total time
  • 10 mins
Decadent, rich, easy-to-make chocolate fudge topping. There’s no excuse to buy it out of a jar when it’s this easy! Yields: 1¾ cup
Author: Rachael
Recipe type: Desserts
Serves: 14


  • 1 (12-ounce) can evaporate milk
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 3 semi-sweet chocolate baking squares


  1. Place all ingredients in a large pot over high heat (there aren’t many ingredients, but a large pot will help to prevent the chocolate from splattering everywhere as it boils). Bring to a boil and stir the mixture constantly for 8-10 minutes. Cover and refrigerate any unused fudge topping.


The fudge topping will become firm in the refrigerator. Reheat on the stovetop over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Or reheat in the microwave – start with 30 seconds; stir, then continue heating and stirring in 10-second increments until desired temperature is reached.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 2 Tablespoons Calories: 175.1 Fat: 10.2 g Saturated fat: 6.3 g Carbohydrates: 20.6 g Sugar: 17.5 g Sodium: 84.4 mg Fiber: 0.3 g Protein: 1.9 g Cholesterol: 24.4 mg

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