I turned 31 last weekend and to celebrate I was not in the mood for cake. Each year for my birthday Zack will typically make whatever I request (often with a little help for me). This year I told him I just wanted a hot fudge Sunday. Zack, being the smart man that he is, suggested we make homemade hot fudge sauce. I decided to make it myself and it was extremely easy and so worth it. This sauce is so incredibly delicious. This would make a perfect holiday gift. We have been eating it straight from the jar all week, it is just that good.
Hot Fudge Sauce
recipe adapted from allrecipes.com
makes 1 quart
1 cup butter
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder ( I used Ghiradelli)
3 cups white sugar
1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine butter, cocoa, sugar, and evaporated milk in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil and boil for seven minutes. Remove from hear; stir in vanilla. Carefully pour hot mixture into a blender and blend for 2 - 4 minutes. Serve warm. Store in refrigerator.
Note: I did not do the step where you put it in the blender and cannot speak to how important that step is.