This Easy Hot Fudge Sauce Recipe is best when it’s made a few days ahead of time. Store in the fridge until needed so the fudge sauce can thicken up. This shop is part of the Nestle Thanksgiving 2014 #shop hosted by #CollectiveBias and its advertiser. All opinions are my own.
Thanksgiving is fast approaching — I can hardly believe it. I feel like I was just outside trick-or-treating with the kids, but now visions of turkeys and turnips are dancing in my head. (Denine may hate turkey and turnips, but I love them!) As a kid, I loved Thanksgiving because we’d all go to Gram and Pop’s house and eat until our bellies were bursting. But now, as an adult, I love this time of year because I have November and December babies.
Needless to say, Thanksgiving is a pretty hectic day for us. Since my kids’ birthdays are right in between Thanksgiving and Christmas (and sometimes ON Thanksgiving), we try to get the family together all in one spot to have birthday cake for our kids. To do this, we’ve altered Thanksgiving a bit for my side of the family and host a brunch instead of a Traditional Thanksgiving dinner. This way, my whole family can come over and celebrate without feeling stressed and having to run out the door.
On most holidays, my sister, mother and I can usually be found cooking away in the kitchen. But this year, I wanted us to spend more time with each other and less time pulling dishes out of the oven. So for this brunch, we’re keeping it really simple and serving make ahead brunch items. I also wanted to send my family home with a little parting gift that they can enjoy at their next stop on Thanksgiving Day.
Ice cream happens to be one of my children’s favorite desserts and since it was their birthday, I thought it would be really fun to make a super simple homemade fudge sauce. Plus, my sister always brings a cookie pie for dessert and I knew that this would be terrific served over the scoop of vanilla ice cream that is always served with a slice of cookie pie. While I was at Walmart, I picked up the necessary ingredients and was so excited to find these adorable canning jars!
This sauce is definitely thinner than a traditional hot fudge sauce that you would get in an ice cream store because ours doesn’t contain any corn syrup! Believe me – you won’t miss it. This homemade fudge sauce tastes just as good, if not better. Trust me, I should know — we’ve already eaten a jar of it! This fudge sauce needs a day or two to set up in the fridge before eating, so make sure you plan ahead.
What special treats are you bringing to Thanksgiving this year?
EASY HOT FUDGE SAUCE RECIPE
Makes 2 cups.
- 1 can (12 fl. oz) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
- 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Step 1: Heat milk, chips and sugar in a medium, heavy-duty saucepan over low heat. Stir frequently, until morsels are fully melted.
Step 2: When chips are melted, remove from heat and stir in vanilla.
Step 3: Pour hot fudge sauce into sterilized canning jars and seal tightly. Allow to cool to room temperature and then place in the fridge to set.
Optional: You can also serve this fudge sauce as is — just pour over ice cream or drizzle over cake, and enjoy!
Notes: The original recipe can be seen here. We modified it slightly to suit our taste.
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