We have four grown children and our third child recently had spinal disk fusion surgery. We asked him to let us care for him in his recuperation, as he can't drive for awhile and I wanted to make his meals and do his laundry. One day, my hubby and I bought him 10 pints of different flavored ice creams. Now, mind you, he is 6' tall and weighs 155lbs, so he can afford the calories. One evening I asked him which flavor he wanted and he responded that he wanted the classic vanilla. He said, "Do you have any hot fudge sauce?" I said, "No, but I'll make you some!" Don't we always take care of our babies, no matter how old they are??!!
I have been making this sauce for a l-o-o-o-n-g time! It's fudgy, creamy and as our son said, "This is delicious!" (I updated this recipe to include some corn syrup, which I have found prevents the sauce from getting sugary in the fridge).
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 c. cocoa
1/2 c. heavy whipping cream (or evaporated milk can be used as a substitute)
1/4 c. butter
1 tablespoon corn syrup ( new addition)
1 t. vanilla
In a 2 qt. saucepan over medium heat, cook sugar, cocoa, heavy whipping cream, butter, and corn syrup, until mixture is smooth & boils, stirring constantly. Remove from heat & stir in vanilla. Cool fudge sauce slightly.
Refrigerate leftovers and reheat briefly in the microwave.
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