Cocoa Hot Fudge Sauce-just simple ingredients make this family favorite topping.
I don’t always have chocolate in the house. Did I really just say that? It’s like butter, sugar, and flour, I try to stay stocked up. I buy Butter 10 pounds at a time. Just today I ran out of powdered sugar. I buy that two 7 pound bags at a time. So it does happen. No good sales happening or I just go on a baking spree and before I know it, the last bag is gone.
Sure I might have other flavors of chips like peanut butter or butterscotch. Those just won’t do when you want hot fudge though. That’s not to say you can’t make a yummy topping with those chips, it just won’t be chocolate.
In case of an emergency, I wanted to have a good recipe to make Hot Fudge Sauce using cocoa. No baking chocolate, no chocolate chips, no fancy ingredients someone might not have on hand. Well, maybe you wouldn’t have heavy cream on hand but whole milk works just fine for this recipe. I’ve made this with all three, the cream, half and half and the milk. I honestly couldn’t tell the difference. So use what you have.
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- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup heavy cream, half and half or whole milk
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- In a 2 quart saucepan, combine sugar, cocoa and milk, stirring with a whisk until completely combined and smooth.
- Turn heat on stove to medium and stirring occasionally, bring to a boil.
- Stir in butter and continue to boil until sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.
- Remove from heat, stir in vanilla and salt. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving over ice cream. Store in container in the refrigerator. To reheat, microwave for 30 seconds at a time until warm.
keeps for 2 weeks refrigerated
recipe source ChocolateChocolateandmore.com