HOT FUDGE …. Two Of The Best Words in The English Language!
When I want to make an easy dessert decision at our house, my mind usually wanders to ice cream. We do live in America’s dairyland after all, so this should not surprise anyone. And any discussion of ice cream usually leads to HOT FUDGE! It has been fun over the years to think up new and delicious ways to combine all of our favorite treats with our favorite dessert. To begin with, what could be more enticing than some home made hot fudge? This recipe is easy to whip up on the stove, and it makes such a perfect topping to your favorite ice cream. The addition of the Kahlua came a little later, and it adds a silkiness that makes the chocolate taste even more decadent.
Who Knew Summer Band Could Be So Exciting????
The inspiration for this dessert combination began many years ago after summer band practice. It was my first time going to summer band practice before starting high school. I was so nervous to be practicing with all of the juniors and seniors, but I tried to act like everything was fine. When practice was over, I noticed a girl that I had never met before coming my way. She asked if I wanted to go to the Dairy Queen with her , which I happily agreed to! Imagine my surprise when my new friend Anne ordered a raspberry sundae with chocolate Dairy Queen!! I knew immediately that I had a friend for life! What a daring and delicious combination to begin our friendship with! We still get to visit from time to time, even though Anne lives in Ireland. Our friendship seams together effortlessly each time she comes home to visit. I am filled with gratitude every time I think of our friendship that has stood the test of time.
A Scoop Of This, A Scoop Of That…
We start this family favorite dessert with a few (who is counting!!) scoops of your favorite ice cream. Our family likes to mix a scoop of vanilla together with a scoop of coffee ice cream. Next, we top the scoops of ice cream with fresh raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries. We love the combination of all three, but any of these berries can hold their own. I usually make the hot fudge Kahlua sauce earlier in the day so that it is all ready to go when we are ready for dessert. I scoop the ice cream into our favorite ice cream dishes while the sauce is warming on the stove. As soon as the ice cream and berries are ready to go, I immediately pour the hot fudge Kahlua sauce over the top. The thick hot fudge oozes between all of the berries and runs down the sides of the dish to meet the ice cream.
Coffee + Vanilla = Yummy
This Kahlua hot fudge sauce is always a favorite of anyone I serve it to. I love the combination of the coffee and vanilla ice cream slightly melted by the warm sauce. The berries on the top are our cherry on the top, and mix perfectly with the ice cream and Kahlua hot fudge. We have experimented with other flavors of ice cream through the years, but we always come back to the simplicity of the plain vanilla and coffee ice cream topped with our favorite berries. My heart is happy every time I hear the clinking of spoons against the ice cream dishes as every last spoonful is devoured.Print
Hot Fudge Kahlua Sauce Drizzled Over Fresh Berries and Ice Cream
Try to stay away from this hot fudge and Kahlua sauce dripping down the sides of your favorite ice cream dish!
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Category: dessert
- Method: stove top
1 1/2 cups whipping cream
1/3 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup brown sugar
11 ounces bittersweet chocolate
6 ounces milk chocolate
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
3 TB Kahlua
Fresh raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries sliced
Ice cream of your choice
In a medium saucepan over medium low heat, mix together the whipping cream, light corn syrup, and brown sugar
Slowly bring to a boil, being careful to keep stirring to prevent scorching
Remove from heat and immediately pour chocolate in pan
Stir to blend and add vanilla and Kahlua
Scoop preferred ice cream in dish and top with berries
Drizzle hot fudge Kahlua sauce over the top and serve