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It's National Hot Fudge Sundae day! Shall we make one?

July 25th is National hot fudge sundae day

In Summary

•A sundae is an ice cream dessert that typically consists of one or more scoops of ice cream topped with sauce or syrup.

•Hot Fudge is a thick chocolate sauce that is served warm, over ice cream or your favourite dessert.

The sun is finally out, after weeks of extreme cold weather, this is definitely a sign that you should celebrate with a sundae.

July 25th is National hot fudge sundae day, Fudge is a type of Western confectionery which is usually very sweet, and extremely rich in flavour.

It is made by mixing sugar, butter, and milk and heating it to the soft-ball stage at 116 °C, and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency.

Hot Fudge is a thick chocolate sauce that is served warm, over ice cream or your favourite dessert recipe.

A sundae is an ice cream dessert that typically consists of one or more scoops of ice cream topped with sauce or syrup.

Hot Fudge Sundae at Cafe Deli
Hot Fudge Sundae at Cafe Deli
Image: MARGARET WANJIRU

Ingredients

For the Hot fudge:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup cocoa powder unsweetened, natural preferred
  • ¼ teaspoon salt optional
  • 6 ounces dark or bittersweet chocolate finely chopped
  • ½ cup unsalted butter

For the Sundae:

  • Ice Cream
  • Whipped Cream
  • Sprinkles
  • Nuts

Preparation

Step 1

Combine the cream, sugar, salt, and butter in a small pot then place over medium heat, stirring frequently until the butter melts and the mixture starts to simmer.

Step 2

Simmer for just under a minute then reduce heat to medium-low before adding the chocolate and stir until melted.

Step 3

Remove from heat and whisk in the cocoa powder then return to heat and cook on low for about 30 seconds or until glossy and smooth. Allow the mixture to cool.

Step 4

Pour some fudge into the bottom of your bowl or glass then add ice cream and drizzle more fudge over the top. Top with whipped cream, chopped nuts, sprinkles and enjoy with friends and family.

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