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!