Calling all chocoholics!!! Want a grown up ice cream topping? Check out this rich, fudgey chocolate sauce made with Port wine. The port can be replaced with water or coffee for an alcohol-free version.
Today is the first day of the greatest month of the year. Know why it’s the greatest month? Because I have officially declared this month to be “Chocolate Month” here at Baking Sense. Each and every post this entire month will focus on a new chocolate recipe. Love chocolate cake? Good! I’ll be posting 3 different chocolate cake recipes with different fillings for you to try.
I’m kicking off “Chocolate Month” with this luscious Port Wine Hot Fudge Sauce because I think this would be a great recipe to make for Valentine’s Day; one bowl of ice cream, two spoons and two glasses of Port. Romantic, right?
While Chocolate Ganache is a delicious & essential baking recipe, and it’s certainly great on ice cream, it’s not the same as Hot Fudge Sauce. Hot Fudge Sauce has that special texture that seems to be both liquid and solid at the same time. The moment you pour the warm, glossy sauce over cold ice cream it thickens, but stays soft. It’s quite something, really.
This is truly a very easy recipe. Dump all the ingredients in a pot and cook for a couple of minutes. The chocolate in the recipe makes it rich, the corn syrup makes is glossy, and the cocoa powder adds a strong, pure chocolate flavor.
Why the Port wine in the sauce? Well, as I’ve stated before, chocolate & red wine are two of my favorite food groups, especially together. If you don’t want the alcohol (and it is partially cooked off) you can simply substitute water or another liquid. Coffee would be great in this sauce if you like mocha flavor.
Stay tuned for many more chocolate recipes to come, woopie!
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