Ben & Jerry’s are the ice cream gods (in my eyes). I’ve been infatuated with their ice cream and history since I was a little kid; so much so that I did a speech on their company in 5th grade (yes, I’ve always been a dork). During high school, one of my best friends introduced me to the art of ice cream making using a Cuisinart machine and this book.
I was in love. I immediately went home and bought both the Cuisinart ice cream machine and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book.
This is the best ice cream cookbook I have found to this day. Not only do they include ice cream recipes, but they also include a recipe for Hot Fudge Sauce….oh my gosh it is good. I highly recommend you make this if you have a few hours to spare and want a delicious homemade ice cream topping. It is one of the few recipes I will actually follow and not deviate from.
Hot Fudge Sauce
From Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup cream
This mixture should look and feel like wet sand.
Cook and occasionally stir the wet sand mixture over simmering water for 20 min.
Stay tuned for what I plan to do with this vat of hot fudge….I personally cannot wait…can you?