A nice bowl of chocolate ice cream (I’m a chocolate lover!) covered in a heavy dousing of hot fudge is the perfect summer treat. Or if you’re in my case, in the winter for an amazing birthday ice cream cake. Whenever you chose to eat this sauce, it will be yummylicious! (Yes, I just invented a word)
Also, my photos do not give this hot fudge sauce justice. Head over to BrownEyedBaker for some awesome photos. Also, this is where I saw this recipe.
Now, on to the recipe…
2/3 cup heavy cream
½ cup golden or light corn syrup
1/3 cup dark brown sugar (can use regular brown sugar)
¼ cup dutch-processed cocoa powder (I used the Hershey’s special dark cocoa)
¼ teaspoon salt
6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped, divided in half (I used dark chocolate chips)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a medium-sized saucepan, put in the heavy cream, corn syrup, brown sugar, cocoa powder, salt, and half of the chocolate. Turn the heat to medium and stir until the mixture comes to a boil. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes, stirring as needed.
Then take the saucepan off the stove and stir in the remaining dark chocolate, butter, and vanilla, until smooth. You can now pour the sauce into a jar. The hot fudge will cool as it sets. You can store the sauce in the refrigerator. When you need to use it, reheat it in the microwave for 30-60 seconds until the sauce is pour-able. Enjoy!