Oh, fudge! Oh, hot fudge.
My parents visited a few weeks ago. The boys enjoyed racing Hot Wheels with Grandpa, and Thomas the Cat enjoyed hogging Grandma’s lap for the better part of an afternoon. Don’t worry, Ruby the Dog got attention, too. She was thrilled to have someone other than me laugh at her I’m-still-a-puppy-but-I-forget-how-big-I-actually-am craziness. It was a fun weekend!
I love having overnight guests. I especially enjoy menu planning for a weekend of fun. Maybe I’m weird? Rather than worry about how clean my house is (which I do a little), I worry about what I’m going to make for dinner. And more importantly: dessert.
Who’s with me?
Normally I have an idea of what I plan to make a week or so in advance. Sometimes I actually plan ahead so I’m not scavenging the grocery store aisles at 10:30 the night before guests arrive. But, ahem, the week leading up to my parents’ visit got away from me. And there I was on Thursday night without a clue of what I would make for dinner on Friday.
Then I remembered a hot fudge sauce recipe that had been on my short list for months. Hot fudge sundaes! You bet. There’s no better way to spruce up ice cream than with a homemade hot fudge sauce.
You guys. This hot fudge sauce is like liquid gold. It’s like warm brownie batter. It’s like all sorts of amazing. And if you drank it with a straw I wouldn’t shame you. And if you drank it without a straw I wouldn’t judge you.
But the best part about this hot fudge? I already had all the ingredients at home to make it. That pretty much never happens, right?
You can imagine how ridiculous I felt when I realized I could have made this sauce months ago. Why did this sauce sit on my short list for so long? Whyyyyyyy?
Side note: Since my parents’ visit, I have made this sauce two more times.
What I love about this recipe is that I can have hot fudge sauce in practically the time it takes me to blink. I make this sauce on the stove, but it can easily be made in the microwave. Melt butter, add the dry ingredients, and stir. Add milk, corn syrup, and vanilla. Stir again. Then poooooouuuuur over ice cream.
I can’t even remember what I made for dinner that Friday night. It doesn’t even matter because when I’ve got hot fudge sauce and ice cream, do I really need anything else?
You’ll definitely want to stop by tomorrow when I post that pie recipe pictured above, starring…you guessed it…this homemade hot fudge sauce.
Adapted from Joyce H.’s recipe found in Immanuel Lutheran Ladies Aid and LWML 75th Anniversary Cookbook.