Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Easy (And Low Fatish) Hot Fudge Sauce

It's rainy and cold out. Winter isn't leaving any time soon, but all I can think about is summer.

And ice cream.

And a big, melty waffle cone and sticky fingers from chocolate sauce dripping down the sides.

This easy hot fudge sauce has been hanging out in my fridge a lot lately. Maybe it's because I ate all the berry popsicles, so only the crappy orange ones are left. Maybe it's because it's rich, velvety, and delicious and works on desserts, and breakfast crepes.

But most probably because it's chocolate, and why the hell am I looking for reasons to justify its existence?

You don't need a reason either, but maybe if enough of us eat bright, cheery sundaes, summer will hurry up and get here faster.

So let's do that.

Easy (And Low Fatish) Hot Fudge Sauce

1 1/2 cups white sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
dash of salt
1 1/2 cups whole milk (you can use any type of milk here: skim, 1%, so on)
1 tablespoon vanilla

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, cocoa, flour, and salt. Whisk in the milk until well combined and no flour or cocoa chunks are hanging around. It will be a little paste-like. This is good. We like this.

Heat the ingredients and bring to a simmer. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved and everything is smooth and chocolately, then let simmer for 5 or so minutes, giving it the odd stir. Remove from heat, stir in the vanilla, and use right now or let it cool a bit.

Store in a covered container in the fridge for 2 weeks. This makes around 2 cups of sauce.


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