Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Sundae time!

A friend of mine who was unable to make it to the wedding came by this past weekend to check out the wedding pictures* and see how her wedding gift works in action. (For those of you thinking about a shower or wedding present for friends- this ice cream scoop is awesome, and is definitely in our top 5 list of most used wedding presents.)

In preparation for the visit, Calvin and I headed out to get some ice cream, and I whipped up a little hot fudge sauce. Because nothing is better than ice cream and hot fudge.

Image available here.

It also got me thinking about how easy it would be to have sundaes for an engagement or bridal shower. This would work especially tasty, kid-friendly and alcohol free party alternative. Different types of ice cream, different toppings, whipped cream- how could anyone not have a good time?

To get the party started, I present to you the best hot fudge recipe:

Dahlia's Hot Fudge
3/4 c. cocoa powder (high quality cocoa makes a difference)
1 c. sugar in the raw (or white sugar, if you prefer)
1/4 t. salt
1/2 c. milk
1/4 c. butter
1 1/2 t. vanilla

Combine cocoa, sugar and salt in a small saucepan until well mixed. Add milk and butter and stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Continue stirring (constantly) until the sugar dissolves- do not let the mixture boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Store in a jar in the fridge.

As a note- the fudge sauce will be very thick when cold. (Some might say it's the perfect consistency for dipping a spoon into...) To make it easy to pour, just heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds or so. The fudge should keep for 2-3 months in the fridge (but it always manages to disappear within a week or so around here.)

*A note about the wedding pictures- I have the proofs from the wedding. I'm having some technical difficulties getting the pictures uploaded on to my computer, but as soon as I do that, the wedding recap will be on its way.

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