I chose it because I had everything in the house. I had to rule out real fudge sauces because I didn't have chocolate, only cocoa. Nor did I have corn syrup or condensed or evaporated milk - so all of those recipes were out.
I had, and used, half and half instead of cream or milk. And there's no microwave at the GF's, so I did it on the stovetop. It took less than 5 minutes and was really good. I put the left over sauce in a jar and in the fridge and a few days later it was still delicious, even cold (though a bit more solid).
It tastes like cocoa, so it isn't as awesome as real hot fudge sauce, but for the time and effort it took - wow, this is a keeper of a recipe.
Cocoa Hot Fudge Sauce
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa
- 1/2 cup heavy cream or milk
- 4 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
2. Stir in butter and cook on high 2-4 minutes more, watching closely and stirring every 30 seconds or so, until mixture thickens. Stir in vanilla and a pinch of salt.