By Bev on February 14, 2002
Photo by * Pamela *
Photo by * Pamela *
"Here it is folks! First time ever in print! My Mom's famous hot chocolate sauce for ice cream sundaes. These are ingredients you more than likely always have on hand. Try this once and you will never buy store bought sauce again!"
Serving Size: 1 (32 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Excellent and easy! I added a whole tsp of pure vanilla for a richer flavor."
"I'm giving this review based on the feedback from my kids and grandkids. I don't eat ice cream but they all love it and eat it pretty much daily! We use a bottled fudge sauce from an ice cream and candy shop in florida (at about $12 per 16 oz jar!!) as a topping because everyone thinks its the bomb - well, it just got replaced by Lee Lee creation!! Kids and adults alike were ooohing and awwwwing over this - my pregnant daughter in law was lapping it up by the spoonful! Thank you for sharing this one Bev - I have a feeling I'll be making it alot!"
"Very easy sundae sauce! I typically make my homemade sauce with chocolate and cocoa (or just chocolate), but as I was out of chocolate I thought I would give this a try. That was a good idea! The only change I made was to add 1/2 tsp of vanilla, instead of 1/4 tsp (I also used the full 2 tbsp of butter). This was easy to whip up and tasted great, served warm, over vanilla ice cream."
"Another winner from Lee Lee -- I would have been 300 lbs had I grown up in her house! The butter made all the difference. I made two batches, one as directed and one with dutch processed cocoa. As expected the dutch version was darker and richer tasting, but may be too intense for some -- more of an adult taste. Note, I used unsalted butter, but I don't think it would have made any difference either way."
"I agree, this is a wonderful chocolate sauce. I made mine with Splenda instead of sugar and it still was great! Now I can have chocolate sundaes with the kids."
"Another superb recipe from Auntie Bev'll's treasured collection - I'd recommend this to one and all! I made this beautiful deep dark chocolate coloured sauce tonight (I went "mmmmmmmmmmmm" over the stove and I almost landed half way into my saucepan, eyes closed and my nose drooling over the chocolate aroma that gently simmered under me!)when I had this terrible chocolate sauce craving. I am so glad I did! I used 2 tbsps full of margarine (as I didn't have butter on hand) and 1/2 tsp. vanilla essence, but 110%, I'll use only 1/4 tsp. of essence next time, as I found using 1/2 tsp. more, because the sauce was strong and hit in my throat. I'll go with 1/4 tsp. essence next time. I poured a bit(a generous bit, may I add!) of this over some chilled cold vanilla ice-cream and sat down for a treat under the beautiful sky on my terrace and enjoyed the soft winds and the warm sauce that took me way beyond chocolate heaven! Thank you and kisses to you for sharing this, Auntie Bev'll- you're so sweet(Much much more than this sauce)!"
"Great recipe! Very easy, and the ingredients are items that many would have on hand! I used 1/3 cup of water when I made this. Thanks for sharing!"
"Great recipe...and so simple to make. I used splenda instead of sugar and it was absolutely delicious. Thanks Bev "
"What an incredible treat! I cannot get over how something that goes together so easily has such awesome flavor. I served this drizzled over cheesecake and sprinkled with toasted chopped almonds. This brought plain cheesecake to a whole different level. Thanks Bev for sharing a treasured family recipe, I am sure we will treasure it as well."
"Fast & tasty! I added some instant coffee granules to the water (heated up) for a chocolate mocha sauce."
"I have made this several times and my boys love it! Quick, easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!"
"This was a little different than what I was expecting, I kind of had hot fudge in mind I guess--But this was soooooo easy and absolutely delicious, very unique flavor --much better than that old store bought stuff. Thanks a bunch. P.S. If you make this do double or triple the recipe or you simply wont have enough of this wonderful sauce.!PeggyLynn"
"What a great tasting sauce. I made it last night for a special Saturday. My husband said quit buying the stuff in the can and make this instead. Mine was alittle this so I will have to make it again. Thank you soooo much!!!!"
"Fabulous! I too used the full 2 tbsps. of butter and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. This is just too darn easy to make with ingredients that are always on hand.I used it over some candy cane ice cream and can't wait to try it on a banana split! YUM! I also like Michelle's idea to drizzle this on cheesecake...lots of possibilities!This could prove to be very dangerous for my waistline!! For the ease & taste of this you are right, i can't see bothering with storebought anymore. And I am nursing a head/sinus cold right now which is why I wanted ice cream in the first place,(so why not make it an extra special little treat!! :))If this tastes any better the next time( sure my taste buds are off a bit) I will be even that much more impressed! Thanks, Bev!"
"What a delightfully simple and yet so delicious recipe. I made this tonight and we fell in love with this dark and creamy sauce. I'd like to try this with angel food cake or pound cake and fruit. Thanks"
"We used coconut oil in the place of the butter, and it turned out wonderfully."
"I found the chocolate flavour not strong enough. The best ratio of cocoa to sugar is for every tablespoon of cocoa add 1.5 tablespoons of caster sugar. By adding less sugar, it made a very tasty chocolate sauce. I heated it in the microwave, and that worked fine."
"didn't work for me. I timed the boiling one minute, but it was hard when I put it on my ice cream...and I really tasted no significant flavor either."
"I liked it, my family didn't. They said it was too stringy and grainy to beat my other recipe. I added abt. one tsp. vanilla, used dark chocolate coco, and also added abt. one tsp. mint extract. the flavor was really dark and minty. :) (The most likely reason for it being stringy was me cooking it too long, making the sugar start crystalizing )"
"Great tasting sauce! Thanks for posting."