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Recipe Collection: Chocolate Fudge Sauce

admin April 18, 2013

The other night I was planning to make some butterscotch sauce to go on my ice cream.  I’m craving ice cream lately — not for the sugar, but for the cream and the egg yolks (I also crave butter).  Thankfully I’m not craving chocolate much, which is a sign of magnesium deficiency (I craved it a ton after Jacob was born, but didn’t know that I was severely deficient).

Still, sometimes a little chocolate is fun.

I decided that rather than do the butterscotch sauce, I’d try to make a similar sort of chocolate sauce.  Most that I had tried were sort of gummy and odd, and I thought this would produce a better result.

It did.  Wonderful texture and rich chocolate flavor.  I enjoyed every bite!

**Edit: I have added directions for refined-sugar-free and dairy-free versions.  I have made both a couple of times and they are just as delicious as the original!**

chocolate fudge sauce

Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 c. butter (or coconut oil)
  • 3/4 c. sucanat (or 1/2 c. maple syrup)
  • 1 or 2 oz. unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 3/4 c. heavy cream (or coconut cream)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions:

Add the butter to a medium saucepan (I am using Kerrygold).

butter

Add the sucanat.

sucanat

And the chocolate, broken into chunks.  Use 1 oz. for “milk chocolate,” and 2 oz. for “dark chocolate.”  It’s a pretty deep chocolate flavor with 2 oz.

chocolate

Put it on low heat and let it all melt.  This will take a little while.  Don’t turn it up higher to try to rush it.  The sugar will burn before everything melts.  Or the chocolate will burn.  I learned my lesson making butterscotch sauce before.  Just don’t.

After it melts, allow it to cook for 5 – 10 minutes without stirring.  It should be bubbling lightly.

boiling sauce

Add the heavy cream now.  Stir it in.  This will thin the mixture some; that’s okay.  It’s not done.

cream

Allow it to bubble lightly on low heat for 10 minutes, again without stirring.  It will thicken as it cooks.

boiling 'finished' sauce

Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla.

That’s it!  It will thicken even more as it cools.

Store in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks — if it lasts that long.  I hoard mine because I’m mean, so it does.  I like to spoon some chocolate fudge sauce over my ice cream and then top it with crispy walnuts.  So yummy.  And so nourishing, too.  (The ice cream and the nuts — not the chocolate sauce so much.  These days I’m making my ice cream with twice as many pastured egg yolks as usual.  I need the fat.  This baby hit 10 pounds at just past three weeks, which is 2.5 lbs. over birth weight.  All he does is eat.  A lot.  I need my ice cream.)

What’s your favorite use for chocolate fudge sauce?

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9 Comments

  1. Just made some vanilla ice cream to go with strawberry rhubarb crisp. Will have to make and try this fudge. My little man hasn’t gained as much as yours but nearly – 2 lbs 12 oz over going home weight (he’d lost 8 oz before heading home) and 3 in gained in 4 weeks. He likes to nurse a lot, too.

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  2. […] whipped up our favorite homemade ice cream (both dairy and dairy-free versions) and hot fudge sauce and invited our friends over.  They brought some toppings, and we all dressed up our ice cream and […]

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  3. […] from Modern Alternative Mama shares her recipe for Chocolate Fudge Sauce, which looks like a little piece of heaven for a […]

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  4. Can I use cocoa powder?

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  5. […] A milkshake made with fresh, raw milk and cream, dark chocolate chips, peppermint extract and chocolate fudge sauce make about as good as a dessert can get in my book! It doesn’t make me miss my DQ days at. […]

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  6. Happy to find a real food hot fudge recipe. But mine came out grainy. Any idea why? It does tarte good though. I used Maple syrup. Thanks!

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  7. I’ve now made this recipe 3 times and we love it. Sometimes I do use cocoa powder with success. Sorry I don’t recall exactly how much cocoa I’ve used, probably about 1/2 a cup or so.

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  8. […] whipped up our favorite homemade ice cream (both dairy and dairy-free versions) and hot fudge sauce and invited our friends over.  They brought some toppings, and we all dressed up our ice cream […]

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  9. […] Snack/treat– Fresh fruit with chocolate fudge sauce […]

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I’m Kate, mama to 5 and wife to Ben.  I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.  I’m also a big fan of “fancy” drinks (anything but plain water counts as ‘fancy’ in my world!) and I can’t stop myself from DIY-ing everything.  I sure hope you’ll stick around so I can get to know you better!

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