I haven’t contributed to the blog in some time. Here’s my contribution. It’s a recipe for Ben and Jerry’s Hot Fudge Sauce, from their ice cream book. It’s pretty easy to make, but does take some time and attention. I can’t recall the number of times I’ve made it in a pinch for dinner parties. I can make it at the same time I am doing other prep work in the kitchen. It’s always a hit and by the end of dessert most guests are simply dipping their spoons in the bowl of hot fudge sauce for more!
I made it a few weeks ago and yep, dipping of spoons in the bowl at the end of the evening (just ask Alan).
I use Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate and cut down on the sugar a bit. Unsweetened chocolate isn’t the easiest to find here in Taipei.
Any leftovers are stored in the refrigerator and I microwave what I need to heat it up. When you reheat it, you really need to bring the temperature up and stir it well. It takes awhile for all that sugar to dissolve back into the sauce!
Ben and Jerry's Hot Fudge Sauce
· 4 oz unsweetened chocolate
· 1/2 cup (1 stick) of butter
· 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
· 2 cups sugar
· 1/2 cup milk
· 1/2 cup heavy cream or whipping cream
In double boiler, melt chocolate and butter, stirring frequently. Whisk in cocoa powder until dissolved.
Gradually stir in sugar; the mixture will resemble wet sand. Cook over simmering water for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Check water level of double boiler, adding more if necessary.
Gradually stir in milk and cream. Continue stirring until completely blended. Continue cooking for 1 hour, stirring and checking water level occasionally. The sauce is ready when completely smooth and all sugar is dissolved.
Yields 1 quart