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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Not buying it: Ice Cream Sauce

Homemade Chocolate Sauce. Hot Caramel Sauce in container on right.
Chocolate sauce cooking. Being out of cocoa (looking for organic), I used some chocolate baking squares. I was even in a hurry and didn't bother to make sure every last little chocolate fleck melded. Tasted just as good! Oh, goodie!
Caramel sauce at full rolling boil.
Caramel sauce that's boiled awhile and arrived at the desired golden color.
Hubby had the sundae above on a Chewy Chunky Blondie out of the freezer. Here's the one I ate yesterday on top of a couple of Chocolate Malted Whopper Drops. (Freshly baked from dough that'd been balled and frozen.) Oh, yeah!!
These relatively inexpensive sauces are soo very easy to make that even lazy ole me will decide to make them in a heartbeat. No more commercial sauces with their scary ingredients!
Chocolate Sauce
1/4 lb. butter (1 stick)
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup cocoa (or two chocolate baking squares)
Combine all ingredients; bring to a boil, stirring constantly until completely blended. Thickens as it cools. (Sorry, unknown origin of this recipe.)
Hot Caramel Sauce
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a saucepan, combine all ingredients and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook until color is golden, skimming off foam as you go. Makes about 2 1/2 cups. Recipe from Babi's Bed and Breakfast, Iowa, as seen in Specialties of the House Cookbook by Julia M. Pitkin. Sauce will separate upon refrigeration. Just reheat to serve.
   Hope you're having a fabulous weekend. It's soo gorgeous outside here in western Kentucky--what am I doing on the computer!?! Whassup for you after you finish surfing the computer today? Something memorable, I hope!!

14 comments:

Sue said...

Today is the last day the grandson is up on a visit-so we'll be doing lots of outdoor playtime and then maybe coming in to make sundaes with these tasty looking sauces!!
Have a great day!

JenMun(a) said...

you´re awesome:)
thank you!
JenMuna

Dmarie said...

@Sue, enjoy your visit. what fun!!
@JenMuna, *blush* you're such a sweetie!

Patty said...

That is making me way too hungry...I love that you have all this stuff ready to go...in the freezer...that chocolate sauce looks amazing...

nicoleandmaggie said...

Do want!

Halina said...

Love the environment friendly focus you have on this blog! It's so nice to meet people with that view on the world, and I think it's what people also need to hear. That chocolate sauce looks absolutely delicious!

Niki said...

Oh my deliciousness!

I love these "not buying it" posts.

Mark said...

You really know how to turn me on, don't you!
m.

Mel said...

i make my own chocolate sauce and the kids love it.

Leila "lei" said...

Such ingredients are definitely easy to find at my kitchen. I'll definitely try the hot caramel sauce for our ice cream bonding with friends.

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no spring chicken said...

You are definitely my kind of woman! I did in fact make caramel sauce today to put on the apple cake and ice cream served at my father's birthday celebration tonight. The chocolate sauce is my next 'must try'! Thanks.

Blessings, Debbie

yummylittlecooks said...

Homemade is the best, no artificial flavor,color...Thanks for sharing this.

Buttons said...

Oh now you did it I am sooooo hungry forget breakfast I have to go find dessert. B

Maria said...

God, that looked delicious...too bad that I am a type one diabetic!

But, malted milk balls are one of my true weaknesses.

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