Hot Fudge Sauce for Ice Cream and Brownie Sundaes

I have a great recipe for Hot Fudge Sauce that I’m making to go along with ice cream and Teff Brownies. What is teff? Teff is an ancient grain from Ethiopia and it is full of protein and nutrition; it’s gluten-free. It can be ground into flour to make a variety of breads and baked goods such as brownies. I’m anticipating getting a sample of teff flour soon. Right now I’m making hot fudge sauce — the best I’ve tried — to go along with the brownie sundaes.

Hot Fudge Sauce

Homemade fudge sauce, in my opinion, is much better than the store bought variety. This recipe is adapted from a Hershey’s recipe and it uses cocoa powder. It is rich and creamy; it isn’t bitter and or have an aftertaste. I have tried many combinations of cocoa powder, sugar and milk to find one with a pleasing balance. This one is just right. Plus, it’s quick and easy to make.

To make the sauce add the dry ingredients to a sauce pan and whisk to combine. Then add the milk. Heat and stir over low heat, letting the sauce simmer, thicken and bubble. Then remove from heat and add vanilla extract and butter. Serve hot. Store remaining sauce in the refrigerator.

I love ice cream in the summer time; especially ice cream sundaes with hot fudge sauce, perhaps some fruit such as banana or blueberries added along the side.

Where is the teff flour coming from? It is grown in Idaho. I have a relative who is involved in growing and milling teff. They are bring samples of the flour and suggested the brownie recipe. So, I’m going to indulge a little here.

Hot Fudge Sauce

  • Servings: 1 cup sauce
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Hershey’s cocoa powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup butter

Instructions and Steps:

  1. Combine sugar, Hershey’s cocoa powder and pinch of salt in medium sauce pan over low heat.
  2. Wisk in milk to combine. Continue to cook and stir over low heat until the sugar and cocoa powder thick and begin to bubble.
  3. Remove from heat, add vanilla and butter. Stir to combine.
  4. Serve hot, drizzle over ice cream and a brownie for a hot fudge sundae.
  5. Store remaining sauce in refrigerator.

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