Let’s all start the year off right with a cup of ice-cream topped with homemade hot fudge. Homemade vegan hot fudge. Easy homemade vegan hot fudge. 😉 This is my first original recipe (baking/dessert-wise) and the highlight of 2016 housewife training… I’m excited to share it with you!
- 1/4 cup almond milk
- 2 oz of semi-sweet chocolate
- 1/2 oz of 100% chocolate
- 5 Tablespoons of ultrafine cane sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
Fill a small pot with water and set a heat-safe glass bowl on top (make sure the water isn’t too close or touching the bowl). Set the stove top on medium heat and pour the almond milk into the bowl, allowing it to warm up as the water comes to a boil.
When the water begins to boil, put your 2.5 oz of chocolate into the almond milk and stir. 2.5 oz of just semi-sweet chocolate works too, but I like the sophisticated taste that 1/2 oz of 100% cacao adds. Either works, so play around!
Keep stirring to avoid the chocolate burning, because burnt chocolate is yucky and smells bad. Stir until smooth and no chocolate clumps are left. Pour in the sugar and vanilla, and watch your hot fudge come to life as you stir. This is a truly beautiful sight, especially if you’re a chocolate lover like me.
Continue stirring until the sugar and vanilla are blended in. Remove the bowl from the heat and allow it to cool… but not too much, because this is a hot fudge recipe and you want hot stuff on the cold stuff, right?
For serving, I suggest ice-cream brands such as So Delicious or Coconut Bliss (my favorite, because the ingredients are all organic and natural and oh my goodness, once you taste it, you’ll realize how artificial other brands are). Ben and Jerry’s offers a wide selection of non-dairy options and are relatively easy to find in supermarkets.
Besides eating the hot fudge on its own, as it’s worthy and delicious enough to be its own dessert, I decked out a scoop of So Delicious Snickerdoodle (thank you, mom! I don’t think you read my blog though, teehee), and it was like eating an ice-cream candy bar. Amazing.
I hope you enjoy the recipe, and be sure to comment or Instagram me your creation!
Have a happy and yummy 2017! …is that weird to have a “yummy” year? Now I’m contemplating on what flavor 2017 is. I’m thinking Snickerdoodle, because it’s on my mind. Comment me your thoughts. Or not. Maybe this is weird.