This recipe is from my pal, Jake. A few years ago, he made batches of this delicious chocolate sauce and gave it out with the recipe as gifts. The husband and I were lucky recipients.
Since that fateful day, I have made Jake's Famous Hot Fudge many times. This is the stuff of dreams, people. Having a bad day? I couple spoonfuls of this stuff straight from the fridge will turn things around. Or, if you're feeling less desperate, spoon the warm sauce over vanilla ice cream and sprinkle with toasted pecans. Serve that up for company, and you'll have best friends for life.
Jake's Famous Hot Fudge
From: Jake, of course
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
6 ounces Ghirardelli 60% cocoa chocolate chips* (about 1 cup)
12 ounces evaporated milk
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Combine butter and chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir frequently until butter and chocolate are melted together.
Turn off the heat, and stir in vanilla. Serve warm over ice cream. This hot fudge will keep for a week or so in your fridge...as long as you don't get to it with a spoon first. Don't say I didn't warn you.
*I'm sure you could use another brand of dark chocolate chips, but Jake recommends Ghirardelli. I listen to Jake.