When I was little, in my house chocolate sauce was one of the most exciting parts about having ice cream for pudding. I didn't know how my mum made it, but she did it well, and it made tea time that little bit more exciting.
When I got a bit older I learned that it was in fact the easiest thing in the world to make and only required TWO ingredients. Chocolate and cream.
The best thing about this chocolate sauce is that if you're lucky enough to have any leftovers, it hardens in the fridge and turns into a a giant truffle that melts in the mouth when eaten with a spoon. YUM.
Pour over your favourite ice cream, fruit, or enjoy it on its own. But don't forget to pour some in your bowl in the shape of your initial - it's tradition ;)
Recipe for Easy Chocolate Sauce.
- One cup of double cream
- 100g dark chocolate
1. Put the cream in a small saucepan on a low heat and warm through - it will take about 5-10 minutes. When the cream is hot and steaming, take it off the heat and leave for two minutes. This step is crucial. If you add the chocolate too soon the it will split and the sauce will be too glossy and sloppy.
2. Add the chocolate and stir until it all melts into the cream.
3. Pour into a jug, serve, and enjoy every last drop.
I had mine with this amazing Mackie's cookie biscuit ice cream. It tastes a bit like Häagen-Dazs cookies and cream but the ice cream in this is BISCUIT flavour. Bizarre, but wonderful.
Let me know if you try out this easy chocolate sauce recipe either in the comment box below or on twitter @hello_flower.