We love making homemade ice-cream, well actually I should say the kids and I love it when my husband makes homemade ice-cream – the kids and I rarely make it, but we love it when he does! While my husband makes the ice-cream, I make the toppings. Sometimes I make Homemade Caramel Sauce (or dairy-free caramel sauce), but I usually make Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce. When I really feel like spoiling my kids, I make caramel sauce, hot fudge sauce and Vanilla Whipped Cream and create a make-your-own ice-cream sundae buffet.
In less time than it takes to drive to the store and back, I can make Fudge Sauce from scratch. Making it from scratch also allows me complete control over the ingredients, ensuring that my kids are not getting a side of chemicals and High Fructose Corn Syrup with their dessert.
- ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ⅓ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream or evaporated milk
- 2 tablespoons water
- pinch of salt
- In a medium sauce pan, melt butter and chocolate chips.
- Add cream, sugar, water and salt and bring to a boil.
- Reduce heat and boil over a low flame for 9 minutes stirring occasionally.
- Remove from heat and let it sit for a couple of minutes. Serve while still warm over ice-cream.
- Store unused fudge sauce in the refrigerator. Reheat the sauce in the microwave on high power for 30 – 50 seconds.
Note: I made a double batch before I went to visit my dad and when I returned home the 1/2 cup of leftover fudge sauce was a little dry and gritty. I heated it for 30 seconds, then stirred in 2 teaspoons of milk, and heated it for another 20 seconds (until it just started to boil). I stirred it one more time and it was lovely again.