Yes. More chocolate. Obviously, my desire for chocolate did not desert (pun not intended!) me, as I had previously thought. I was craving vanilla ice cream. Since I am limiting the amount of sweets due to my diet, I convinced myself not to make my own ice cream. Instead, I purchased a pint of vanilla ice cream to eat over a few days.
In addition to ice cream, I wanted to make hot fudge. I looked over many recipes online, and some called for heavy cream. I didn’t want the fudge to be too heavy in fat, and I was out of heavy cream, so I looked for a recipe that didn’t ask for said ingredient. Consequently, I found a recipe on AllRecipes that looked promising. I made a third of the recipe, and it yielded more than enough fudge for one person. Per the comments and suggestions made on the site, I reduced the amount of evaporated milk to make it thicker. It was perfect. The photos do not do it justice as all. It was thick, smooth, chocolaty, and delicious. After sitting out for awhile, it becomes even thicker. So thick that it doesn’t pour out without stirring it first. I stuck my finger in the chocolate goo, and tasted it again. Ahhhh, it’s sooo freaking good!
adapted from AllRecipes
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter (1 stick or 8 oz)
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
2/3 cups evaporated milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
- In a large saucepan, combine the chocolate chips and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until melted.
- Gradually mix in the powdered sugar and evaporated milk. Increase heat to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, for 8 minutes. Remove from heat, and then stir in vanilla and salt. Serve warm. Store in refrigerator.