Friday, October 6, 2017

Necessity is the Mother of Invention...and also Recipes!

After dinner last night we were looking for a little sweetish something. We had a half gallon of vanilla ice cream in the freezer but no toppings. Since we are both chocolate fans I decided to see about making my own hot fudge and here's what I came up with:
Combine one stick of butter in a saucepan with 1 cup chocolate chips, a quarter cup honey, and 1 cup half and half or cream. Heat gently until hot and pour over ice cream or pound cake.
I stopped buying hot fudge in the store awhile back because I haven't been able to find a brand without high fructose corn syrup which I try to avoid. This recipe has the advantage of being all natural with no preservatives. Who needs preservatives for something that disappears so quickly?

Imagine this on ice cream combined with a little dessert wine or liqueur: cream de mint? raspberry or peach wine? kahlua? An easy finish to a company dinner with shortbread on the side.

This would probably also work for dipping cookies. It solidified after cooling. Hmmm...I wonder if I could use it to make chocolate spoons.


consolata said...

This Was Great ! Thank you for your generosity in sharing this: I made it today in anticipation of my brother and sister-in-law's visit, as she loves chocolate: got some vanilla bean ice cream: we three just loved it: now the remainder is off to D.C. for their daughter to enjoy with them.
ummmm: think I will have to make more, for me....

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

So glad you enjoyed it. Next time I want to use heavy cream. I'm so bad! LOL.