I had unexpected guests the other night and found myself without a fresh dessert at the ready. I did a quick freezer inventory and realized that we had loads of homemade ice cream. I offered a list of flavors to my guests and they were ecstatic. It’s not everyday that someone offers you homemade ice cream, especially in fun flavors like root beer and cherry garcia! We each dished our favorite flavors into bowls. One of my guests asked if we had chocolate fudge. “Um, yes… in five minutes.” I grabbed my Perfect Scoop recipe and my kitchen became a whirlwind of activity. Sure enough, less than 5 minutes later I had a thick, delicious homemade chocolate fudge that I ladled over everyone’s sundaes.
classic hot fudge sauce
from The Perfect Scoop
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
1/2 cup light corn syrup
6 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1 tbsp salted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Mix the cream, brown sugar, cocoa powder, and corn syrup in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil and cook, stirring frequently, for 30 seconds.
Remove from the heat and add the chocolate and butter, stirring until melted and smooth. Stir in the vanilla. Serve warm.