Disclaimer: I am not encouraging emotional eating, nor do I truly believe fudge makes everything better. It might make everything a little more bearable, but not better.
With that said, let’s get down to the nitty gritty… Hot Fudge Sauce! Although, I am not a big dessert eater, I rarely say, “no” to a good hot fudge sauce, which is why I rarely buy it. I would say, “yes” to it daily, and that is not a good thing.
Today, I made my third batch of homemade Hershey’s chocolate sauce (see post about my first attempt here), and I thought it might be fun to experiment by adding some cream and making the syrup into a hot fudge sauce. My youngest son was worried it would mess up the chocolate sauce, and he has a point as my experiments go awry on occasion. So I pulled 1/2 cup of chocolate sauce out and experimented.
The good news? My experiment was successful. The bad news? My experiment was successful. Now I know I can have hot fudge sauce any time I want. Hmm… Want to learn how to endanger your waistline, too? Here’s the recipe I used.
Hot Fudge Sauce
Adapted from a Food.com recipe found here
1 cup water
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder (I used Hershey’s)
dash of salt
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract (real is best)
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Mix together sugar, cocoa powder, and salt in a medium saucepan. Add water and whisk until the ingredients are well incorporated into the water. Turn heat on medium high. Heat until boiling, stirring constantly. Once the mixture comes to a boil, boil for 1 minute. After one minute, turn off heat. Add vanilla and stir into mixture. Turn stove back on to medium high heat, and whisk in cream a little at a time. Bring to a steady boil, stirring constantly. Boil for 2-3 minutes or until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat. Serve and enjoy! You may store this in the fridge and heat up as needed.
Here’s my photo step-by-step.
What’s your favorite indulgence (which is bad for your waistline)?
Do you have a recipe you’d like to share with me?
Laurel Laurie Staten Nguyen Newhall, CA