Tuesday, September 11, 2012

How to Build a Hot Fudge Sundae

Who: Hosted by M. PaxLaura EnoBrinda Berry, and Ciara Knight



Hot Fudge Sundaes win the contest for my favorite chocolate. I splurge a whole day's caloric intake once a year and go full out, major sundae indulgence. I have to have the best vanilla ice cream to begin with. That's not Baskin and Robbins. It's homemade, hand cranked ice cream from my grandmother's recipe. 

Then the special hot fudge sundae glass is a must. 



Freshly chopped and toasted walnuts and . . . what else? 

HOME MADE HOT FUDGE SAUCE, THAT'S WHAT!

This makes about 3 1/2 C. so it lasts exactly one day at our house . . . the HOT FUDGE SUN DAY.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 whole cups milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
Preparation:
In a medium bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients. Over medium heat, combine milk, butter and vanilla until the butter has melted. Add dry ingredients to the milk mixture, constantly whisking. Boil, stirring constantly until thick and smooth, about 5 minutes. Cool and refrigerate unused portion. 

You reheat this in a double-boiler, or microwave, but as purist I use the whole 3 1/2 cups that day. I do share when I make these, so other benefit from my yearly fetish.

Now top that off with a maraschino cherry and I'm in heaven.


The Perfect Hot Fudge Sundae

Be sure to visit the other What's Your Chocolate and report back. Is my chocolate indulgence best or did you find something that topped it? OH, AND HERE'S A BLATANT BRIBE. IF YOU GIVE MY AMAZON PAGE A LIKE I'LL SEND YOU MY GRANDMOTHER'S SUPER SECRET VANILLA ICE CREAM RECIPE!



30 comments:

  1. Oh My. How did I miss out on signing up for the chocolate blog hop???

    I also love homemade hot fudge and have my sister-in-law's grandma's recipe. It's different than yours but oh-so-yummy.

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  2. I may have to break down and have more than one this year. This blog hop has increased my desire!

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  3. Great recipe! I wish I hadn't misscheduled this blog hop. Chocolate is my favorite! And ice cream makes it better. :)

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  4. Oh, my. I'll have to try your recipe. I think I'm putting on weight just reading all the recipes that have been posted!

    Erin

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  5. That sounds delicious! I'm really in the mood for a sundae now...

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  6. Fancy! I'm not a big sweets fan, but it sounds wonderful. :)

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  7. Oh yeah! Homemade hot fudge just sends it over the top.

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  8. Whoever invented the chocolate blog hop is a genius!!

    And looks so yummy!!!!

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  9. Oh, Lee! Nothing is better than homemade, hand-cranked vanilla ice cream! I used to LOVE it as a kid. Too bad now I'm allergic. Can you believe that??? But I still love me some dark chocolate. Dove. Promises. mmmmm... :d <3

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  10. Love hot fudge sundaes. My mother used to make a similar chocolate sauce sans the flour. Guess that would add smoothness.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  11. Wow, sounds delicious. I've never made homemade ice cream or homemade hot fudge sauce. But I agree with you that a special sundae glass is a must. One of my daughters doesn't like cake, so when she was young, for her birthday we would have sundae making parties. Shopping for special sundae cups was part of the fun.

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  12. I'll come to your house for dessert anytime. :) Thanks for joining the blogfest!

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  13. Sadly, I can't share your enthusiasm for chocolate, or sundaes. But I totally enjoyed your book trailer!

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  14. yummmmmmy! Would sure like one right now. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  15. Ooh, that sounds lovely. Is it compulsory to share though?

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  16. Yum, that sounds delicious. Hot sauce and ice cream go together so well!

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  17. That hot fudge sundae sounds dangerously decadent......

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  18. I also love hot fudge sundaes! I can't believe you also make your own ice cream! Is there no end to your talents? Julie

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  19. yum! delicious. :) I'm definetely going to try this.. Oh and your bribed worked. I liked you,,please please pretty please, that recipe please..haha I need to be on the good side with my kids. :D

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  20. OOoooh! This sounds delicious. I love that you use your grandma's ice cream recipe. Definitely worth the calories! ~Jess

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  21. yep that's the only way i like chocolate with my ice-cream!

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  22. Oh, hot fudge how do I love thee. I'm still in mourning that our Baskin Robbins went belly up.

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  23. Hi Lee - sounds absolutely delicious .. I don't often have sundae ice-creams .. but they are delicious, when I do - 'fraid I don't make my own - though used to ...

    Next year - hot fudge sundaes .. now I can't wait! .. cheers Hilary

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  24. I love sundaes. I haven't had one in a while. Hmmm, maybe I can grab one this weekend.

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  25. Mmmm, yummy. You make your own ice cream? Boy, that brings back memories of when I was a kid. The old hand crank machine made the best ice cream. Your sundae looks delicious.

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