Cinnamon Vanilla Hot Fudge Sauce

Cinnamon Vanilla Hot Fudge Sauce

Cinnamon Vanilla Hot Fudge Sauce

Later today I will be making ice cream sundaes with about 50 kids. One of the treats we will be having is this homemade hot fudge sauce. On a hot summer day I am not sure anything is better than ice cream. Who am I kidding? I love ice cream even when it is snowing outside. When it comes to topping ice cream, hot fudge sauce is one of my favorites. The warm, rich sauce on the cold ice cream is such a great combination. When I was a kid, getting a hot fudge sundae was the ultimate treat. This simple recipes duplicates that sauce. It is easy to make and will keep for a couple of weeks in the fridge. I doubt it will last that long once you taste it, though. I like the addition of cinnamon and vanilla. I also make it from time to time with a little cayenne. That is part of the fun of this recipe. Don’t be afraid to play around with flavors.

 

 

Cinnamon Vanilla Hot Fudge Sauce

 

1 c. unsweetened cocoa powder

¾ c. sugar

½ c. brown sugar

1 t. cinnamon

1/8 t. salt

1-c. heavy or whipping cream

½ c. butter, cut into pieces

1 t. vanilla extract

 

In saucepan, stir together dry ingredients then stir in cream and butter. Heat to boiling and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat, cool 5 minutes and stir in vanilla. Store leftovers in fridge. Rewarm before using.  Makes 2 ½ cups.