CREAMY SMOOTH, CHEWY, CHOCOLATEY FUDGE SAUCE THAT'S EVEN BETTER THAN THOSE CHILDHOOD MEMORIES OF THE YUMMIEST HOT FUDGE SUNDAES IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD
This is seriously the last Hot Fudge Sauce recipe you will ever need.
It's what you've been looking for. I just know it!
I think all us foodies want that perfect hot fudge sauce that sweeps us back to when we were kids. Remember when a hot fudge sundae was as close to heaven as we could get? And in those days, the hot fudge always had real chocolate, cream and butter in it and when it was poured warm over vanilla ice cream it magically transformed to the yummiest chewy candy ever. Ever!
In my little girl hot fudge memories, I'm sitting on a curb on a hot summer day with a friend on either side of me. We're collectively abuzz in excited anticipation and our delicious good fortune. In that easy childlike abandon, after each mouthful we all throw back our heads, giggling and mmmmm-ing, not able to contain our yummy mirth. Man life was good when we got to break bread of hot fudge sundae proportions with our bestest friends ever.
Let me tell you a little something about this particular thick, chewy, fudgy sauce.......old, young or in between, close friends or new acquaintances, it's a rare occasion that anyone will pass on the dessert offering of a Hot Fudge Sundae. And you've got it made in the shade with this recipe because it's a breeze to make and you can have it ready ahead of time. Just warm it up and drizzle it over vanilla ice cream for your family or dress it up in a stemmed glass with specialty ice cream and fruit for a dinner party. Whatever you do, people will tell you, 'this is the best hot fudge sauce I've ever had!' Fun, huh?!
Right now, we happen to still be happily relaxing in our little vacation cottage nestled into an overgrown, jungley, tropical garden on the slopes of Mt. Hualalai above beautiful Kona on the Big Island, so the other night I made Hot Fudge Sundaes with slices of custardy apple bananas and island-made vanilla ice cream. That worked!!
We had leftover hot fudge sauce, so I wasn't quite done playing yet. Lucky me!
Especially being here in Hawaii and all.
So I got some rather scrumptious mango, green tea and strawberry mochi ice cream balls.
What are mochi ice cream balls, you ask.
Well I say, little balls of happiness. But the package that these particular mochi balls came in says, "A delightful East meets West frozen dessert. Bite-size pockets of all natural ice cream carefully veiled in silky-chewy smooth Japanese mochi rice cake".
Yum-o! Now you can see why I wanted to play around with hot fudge sauce a little more. Who wouldn't, right?
I double dog dare you see how many delicious dessert creations you can make using this scrumptious Old Fashioned Hot Fudge Sauce. Keep me posted!
OLD FASHIONED HOT FUDGE SAUCE
3/4 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup good quality unsweetened cocoa
Good pinch of sea or Kosher salt
1 1/3 cups good quality semi-sweet chocolate, finely chopped (chocolate chips work too!)
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
In a medium-sized, heavy bottomed pot combine whipping cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa, salt and half of the chopped chocolate. Bring to a gentle boil over medium heat, stirring frequently until chocolate is melted. Reduce heat and let mixture boil gently, stirring frequently, 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter, vanilla and remaining chocolate. Stir, stir, until gloriously smooth. Let cool a bit before serving, so mixture is warm, not hot. This sauce is always deliciously thick and chewy served over vanilla, coffee, coconut or your favorite ice cream.
Sauce can be made ahead and reheated gently at serving time. Will keep covered in the fridge for about 1 week - if it lasts.