Saturday, July 11, 2009

July is National Ice Cream Month - Chocolate Sauce

July as National Ice Cream Month and Sunday, July 19 is National Ice Cream Day.

Make these ice cream sundaes for your family.

Ice Cream Sundae with Chocolate Sauce
For each sundae
Banana slices
1 large scoop vanilla ice cream (or flavor of your choice)
2 ounces chocolate sauce (see recipe below)
1 heaping tablespoon chopped almonds, watlnuts, peanuts
1 dollop whipped cream

In a dish, add sliced bananas and ice cream; then cover with warm chocolate sauce. Top with chopped nuts, whipped cream, and sprinkles.

Chocolate Sauce
1 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
Pinch of salt
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 cup Watkins Cocoa (unsweetened)
1 teaspoon Watkins Vanilla Extract

In a medium saucepan, combine cream and butter. Stir over medium heat until butter is melted and mixture comes to a slow boil. Add sugars, stirring until dissolved. Reduce heat and add salt and cocoa, stirring until smooth. Add vanilla. Remove from heat and serve. May keep for weeks in the refrigerator. Sauce should be thick.

You can substitute milk for the cream; sauce will be a little thinner in consistency. Yield 2 cups.


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