In case you haven’t noticed, I love to entertain. And I love to make people feel loved and valued when they come to my home. One way I do this is by feeding them… To rephrase the old adage, the way to everyone’s heart is through the stomach. Right? 😉
If you’re like me, family and friends are in abundance over the next couple of months. There are Christmas parties, holiday celebrations, family dinners, and impromptu drop ins for coffee and a chat. Don’t you want to have something special on hand to offer?
This is perfect for that. Make some, store it in a mason jar in your fridge (will keep for quite some time… can also freeze). It will instantly make ice cream, strawberries, or even store-bought angel food or pound cake deliciously homemade. Heat a little and
drizzle pour some of this decadent chocolate sauce on top and call it special.
This recipe actually came from Susan (hence the name!) – the woman who lived next store to my mother when she was a child. Since then, my grandmother, my mother, and now I have made, served, and enjoyed this delicious topping on numerous occasions. I hope you and yours can enjoy it, too!
Susan’s Chocolate Sauce
- 1 stick butter
- 3 oz bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
- 3/4 c cocoa
- 1 1/2 c sugar
- 1 c evaporated milk or heavy cream
- 1 t vanilla
- In a double boiler, melt butter and chocolate
- Stir in cocoa and sugar
- Cook (stirring occasionally) over medium high heat for 45 min
- Add evaporated milk and cook (stirring often) for 10 min
- Add vanilla and stir
Serve warm over ice cream, fruit, cake, pie... really anything you want!