Homemade hot fudge sauce - the perfect thing to feed your ice-cream addiction, even in the middle of winter! Made from ingredients you have in your pantry!
Before we start talking about how 100% obsessed I am with a certain homemade hot fudge sauce at the moment, let's take a moment to reflect on something else amazing that has happened.
A NEW HARRY POTTER BOOK!! Yep, the inner Harry Potter geek in me has finally surfaced for you guys all to see. When my mum brought the book in to work for me last week (yes, my mum is the best) I was so super excited that I couldn't even bear it. It's been 9 whole years since the last book! And I really like it. The second I opened it and started reading I instantly felt the need to go back and re-read the entire series, for like, the 100th time. I think I might. There are also feelings that I might get some kitchen inspiration along the lines of Butterbeer this weekend...you with me?
Anyway, while I'm busy reading, I'm also busy eating ice-cream covered in homemade hot fudge sauce. Because we know that a true ice cream lover doesn't let winter get in the way of the addiction. We find ways and if that involves making piping hot super chocolatey fudgy sauce to pour all over that delicious ice-cream, then that it what we do.
And it's good. So good.
I wanted to create a sauce that had simple ingredients that you ALWAYS have on hand. And I think I nailed it. Cocoa powder, brown sugar, milk, butter, vanilla & salt. So simple! No need to have chocolate or cream on stand-by, just regular old pantry staples...although using cream instead of milk would be an epic change out.
This homemade hot fudge sauce is chocolately, decadent and so easy to make. Throw all the ingredients into a pot, bring to the boil and pour all over ice-cream. You can just make enough to eat right away, or make a big batch and store it in the fridge, ready to re-heat at a moments notice.
It's perfect for ice-cream nights on cold winter days! Covered in sprinkles...obviously! Also, it doubles as awesome chocolate milkshake syrup and goes really well just mixed into a glass of milk for a quick chocolate milk fix. 🙂
Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup milk
- 50 g butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Add sugar, cocoa powder & milk to a saucepan and whisk to combine. Bring to the boil over a medium heat, stirring occasionally.
- As soon as the sauce reaches the boil, remove from the heat, stir in the butter, vanilla & salt until the butter had melted and serve immediately or store in the fridge until ready to use.