Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Cure

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce

We are in a difficult time in our family. Some of us have flu-like symptoms and others feel great. Basically it means that some of us want to lie in bed and sleep or at best, watch television, while others are going and blowing like normal. Being The Mommy, I know that the possibility of my getting a lot of rest is not good, so I have to find a diversion and here it cream with hot fudge sauce and sliced strawberries. Not any old ice cream either. Nope, this is the good stuff... Blue Bell Homemade Vanilla with Strawberries is just incredible. I know it is not available in all parts of the country and well, I'm sorry for you. But we can finally get Blue Bell in Tennessee and sometimes that high-dollar stuff is just worth it. I can't imagine anything tasting better on a sore throat than this ice cream and what better to top it than homemade hot fudge sauce?! It's simple, low-cost and makes a great gift.

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
makes 1 quart

12 tablespoons real butter
12 tablespoons cocoa powder
2 cups sugar
1 can evaporated milk
1 tablespoon vanilla

In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, melt the butter. Whisk in the cocoa until smooth. Add sugar and evaporated milk and whisk until smooth. Stirring constantly, heat mixture to boiling. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Stir until smooth and pour into a quart jar. Allow to cool, place lid on jar and store in refrigerator up to 2 months. Reheat in small amounts as needed for topping ice cream, dipping fruit, drizzling over pound cake, licking off your finger, etc.



Jessica@FoodMayhem said...

I'm going to try your cure next time I get sick. Hope everyone is back in the bounce soon!