Some times you come across something that makes everything else pale in comparison…sometimes, the world is a brighter place for having had something in it…
For me, that is my mom’s hot fudge.
The entire family loves it. The grandkids have been known to call grandma and ask for a jar of their very on to take home (or be mailed). As a matter of fact, when my wife and I get a shipment of this precious stuff my mother has to send 2 jars and LABEL each one so we don’t fight over it. And that, dear friends, is not a single spoonful of an over exaggeration.
So, here is how you bring some of this loveliness into your own home for 4th of July (or any other time you’re having ice cream).
Holy Hot Fudge
1 stick butter
1/4th cup brown sugar
pinch of salt
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 bag of dark chocolate chips
1 TBL of vanilla extract
(here’s the secret to this amazing recipe!)
1/4 cup creamed rum (or any cream liquor really)
1/4 cup Kahlua (or any coffee flavored liquor)
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the brown sugar. Then grab a stool and sit in front of the stove for a while…play on your phone if you want, but be sure to stir more often than not. When the brown sugar is melted (and yeah, it takes a while — and momma says DON’T RUSH IT! And if she says that, she means it.)
Once the sugar is melted add the pinch of salt and the sweetened condensed milk. Stir until well combined.
Add the bag of chocolate chips and mix until they are melted. (I took it off the heat here, but if you want to cook out some of the booziness leave that sucker on the heat.)
Mix in the vanilla and liquor, stirring until well incorporated and some of the alcohol has cooked off (it won’t take long).
Eat directly from the pan. Or if you can force yourself, put some over ice cream. Don’t share the pan with anyone you don’t like! EVER!
Also, yeah, you can put this in a jar and stick it in the fridge…I’m sure it keeps a good long while with all the booze in it, but I’m sure I wouldn’t know, because most of it is gone in a few days or less.