DIY Chocolate Fudge Syrup

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My eldest son was having a birthday. One of our birthday family traditions is that the birthday boy or girl chooses their dinner and dessert.

For the longest time, any time I ask one of the Littles what they wanted for their birthday meal, the number one answer was cake and ice cream. They never failed to look at me funny as if I was asking a rhetorical question, what else would anyone want for their birthday meal?

At this point, all these years later, I can’t quite recall what my son wanted to eat for dinner. Although, if I had to guess, I would venture to say he asked for Mexican food.

For dessert, he requested an ice cream cake.

I decided to make a peanut butter brownie ice cream cake. I made a brownie crust and then topped it with some vanilla ice cream laced with some natural peanut butter.  I wanted to top this dessert with something decadent and rich. For this reason, I created this DIY chocolate fudge syrup recipe.

I drizzled this syrup along over the top of the ice cream along with some homemade caramel syrup. Perfect!

For a finishing touch, I sprinkled some Reese’s cups cut into small pieces. Needless to say, this birthday dessert was indeed rich and flavorful, and the birthday boy loved it.*

*Note: I guess he indeed must have really loved it because when he got married, this is the dessert he requested for his rehearsal dinner.

We used the leftover syrup as an ice cream topping and since you can use it right out of the fridge this makes this process super simple.

DIY Chocolate Fudge Syrup

DIY Chocolate Fudge Syrup

In a small saucepan, place one cup of milk, one cup of granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and one cup of good quality unsweetened cocoa powder.

Mix with a whisk to dissolve the sugar and to incorporate the other ingredients.

Place your pan on the stovetop on medium heat. Do not turn your burner on too high or you run the risk of scorching the bottom of your pan and thereby burning your syrup.

Warm the contents of your pan slowly mixing continuously with a whisk.

Bring to a gentle boil.

Remove the pan from the stovetop.

Add one tablespoon of vanilla extract and swiftly mix to incorporate.

Pour into a clean container. I use a clean Mason jar with a tight fitting lid.

The chocolate syrup will thicken further as it cools.

DIY Chocolate Fudge Syrup

DIY Chocolate Fudge Syrup

Ingredients

Instructions

In a small saucepan, place the milk, granulated sugar, salt, and unsweetened cocoa powder.

Mix with a whisk to dissolve the sugar and to incorporate the other ingredients.

Place your pan on the stovetop on medium heat. Do not turn your burner on too high or you run the risk of scorching the bottom of your pan and thereby burning your syrup.

Warm the contents of your pan slowly mixing continuously with a whisk.

Bring to a gentle boil.

Remove the pan from the stovetop.

Add the vanilla extract and swiftly mix to incorporate.

Pour into a clean container. I use a clean Mason jar with a tight fitting lid.

The chocolate syrup will thicken further as it cools.

http://www.florencewitt.org/DIY-chocolate-fudge-syrup/
DIY Chocolate Fudge Syrup

DIY Chocolate Fudge Syrup

Ingredients

Instructions

In a small saucepan, place the milk, granulated sugar, salt, and unsweetened cocoa powder.

Mix with a whisk to dissolve the sugar and to incorporate the other ingredients.

Place your pan on the stovetop on medium heat. Do not turn your burner on too high or you run the risk of scorching the bottom of your pan and thereby burning your syrup.

Warm the contents of your pan slowly mixing continuously with a whisk.

Bring to a gentle boil.

Remove the pan from the stovetop.

Add the vanilla extract and swiftly mix to incorporate.

Pour into a clean container. I use a clean Mason jar with a tight fitting lid.

The chocolate syrup will thicken further as it cools.

http://www.florencewitt.org/DIY-chocolate-fudge-syrup/

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