I’ve learned to make a lot of things from scratch over the years since staring the blog. Pasta noodles, bread, coffee syrup, ice cream. It’s a bit nauseating to think about how many liters of ice cream I’ve made and consumed in the last year!
Of all the interesting ice cream flavors I’ve made I haven’t got too imaginative with my toppings yet. I never actually thought about making my own hot fudge. When I was a kid we bought jars of it at the store but I don’t even want to think about what’s on the ingredients list.
This is even better than regular hot fudge sauce, not just chocolate! It’s a rich dark chocolate and peanut butter sauce. You can skip adding the peanut butter at the end for just a regular chocolate sauce.
3/4 cup dark chocolate
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tbs cocoa powder
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbs peanut butter
- In a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat stir the chocolate and butter until melted. Stir in the water, sugars and corn syrup. Turn the heat up to medium high and stir continuously until the mixture starts to boil.
- Once it starts to boil turn the heat back down to medium and stir for about 7 minutes until thick. Remove from the heat and stir in the cocoa powder, vanilla, salt and peanut butter. If the mixture is too thick add in some water 1 tablespoon at a time.
- Pour into a glass jar and keep refrigerated. Microwave on half heat for 30 seconds before pouring on ice cream if the sauce is too thick to be poured. Whisk if necessary.
adapted from Liddabit Sweets Candy Cookbook