Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Battle of the Chocolate Sauce Recipes


Well I've got my favorite recipe for chocolate fondue (p. 123 in Queen of the Castle -- a great book, by the way :) ). And I've got my favorite thick chocolate sauce recipe to use in crepes (p. 301 in The Encyclopedia of Creative Cooking -- another great book, by the way).
But I've been searching FOREVER for a stellar chocolate sauce that would be perfect for ice cream. Not too thick, not too gloppy, not too runny. A very Hershey's sauce. Is that too much to ask?
Apparently it was, because I've been looking for a very long time.
But glorioski. I believe I've finally found it. I've seen similar recipes on a few blogs, but this one came from a small cookbook I bought a few years ago from the Hearts at Home organization (called Recipes from the Heart).
(And sorry, my Weight Watchers friends. If you have a hankering for a chocolate fix, try this mostly-fruit-but-it-might-solve-a-chocolate-craving treat. )
Happy eating.
CHOCOLATE SYRUP
1 c. cocoa powder
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 c. hot water
dash salt
2 t. vanilla (I up it to 1 T.)
Boil cocoa, sugar, water, and salt, stirring constantly. (You may want to do this over medium-high heat rather than high to avoid the chance of scorching.) Remove from heat and add vanilla. Pour over ice cream and slurp up the deliciousness. Pour remaining sauce in a jar and refrigerate.
Does anyone else have killer chocolate sauce recipes that the rest of us simply must try?
NOTE: Check out more great Works-for-Me-Wednesday ideas here.

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10 Comments:

Blogger Bridget said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog! I am SO jealous that you have a meyer lemon tree.

I need to get my hands on your book...that is so cool! :)

March 19, 2009 at 6:00 AM  
Blogger Berji's domain said...

I really like this one:
1 T. butter, melted
3 T. cocoa
1/3 c. water
1 c. sugar
1/2 t. vanilla
pinch of salt

(I usually a little less sugar and often add instant coffee powder!)
Add water to butter and cocoa, bring to a boil. Add sugar, boil 3-5min; add vanilla and salt.

It turns almost fudgy as it gets cooled by the ice cream which I think is great!

March 19, 2009 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Bridget, thanks for coming by to visit. Your blog is awesome! So much deliciousness in one place! I'm excited to try some of your recipes.

Berji's Domain, thank you for the chocolate sauce recipe :) I will definitely give it a try. I'll bet the instant coffee powder is a great addition, too. Good idea.

March 19, 2009 at 12:10 PM  
Blogger The Bumbles said...

Why oh why do you torture me with your sweets posts?!?!?! I want to stick my whole face in that picture of chocolate sauce.

March 19, 2009 at 8:22 PM  
Blogger Carey-Life in the Carpool Lane said...

Ohhhh...that chocolate sauce looks so yummy. Is it wrong to want to take a bath in it?

Thanks for stopping by my blog and the book tip. My Half of the Sky is going on my Amazon wish list, for sure.

March 21, 2009 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger Jaime said...

i am happy with any chocolate sauce ;)

March 26, 2009 at 8:32 PM  
Anonymous Susan said...

I never thought of MAKING chocolate sauce (you're really impressed with my cooking now, huh?). This sounds wonderful; it's officially on my to-do list. Thanks!

March 27, 2009 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger L Harris said...

I love Chocolate Sauces. I have tried a few too. I might have to try yours too.

March 29, 2009 at 7:07 PM  
Anonymous Barbara said...

Actually, I have a question rather than a comment: so how long do you boil and stir your chocolate sauce???? Thanks. Barbara

September 6, 2009 at 12:29 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Hi Barbara,

You asked about how long to boil the chocolate sauce; I just bring it to a boil, then take it off the heat and add the vanilla. Hope that helps, and happy chocolate eating :)

September 6, 2009 at 5:46 PM  

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