Every holiday season I try to find a simple and delicious treat that I can give to neighbors, friends and teachers. Since Blendtec just sent me a brand new blender that I’ve been wanting to try out, I was excited to find several Hot Fudge Sauce recipes that required a blender! In all honesty, I thought that the sauce would be just fine even before blending it, but after a few minutes in the blender, the sauce was so much smoother – the consistency is absolutely perfect this way!
I’ve been using a Blendtec for several years, but this new one is absolutely amazing! I love the little messages that pop up on the digital screen and I love how you just push one button for pretty much anything that you want to blend. And this blender can blend pretty much anything, no problem…it really is one of my favorite appliances and I use my Blendtec on a daily basis for smoothies, soups, salsa, making cracker crumbs, etc.
HOT FUDGE SAUCE
1/2 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
12 oz can evaporated milk
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa, evaporated milk and salt in a medium saucepan. Over medium heat, bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low to maintain a low rolling boil for about 7-8 minutes, stirring quite frequently. Remove the mixture from heat and add the vanilla. The sauce will still seem pretty runny right now, but don’t panic! It will thicken, I promise. I let my sauce cool for just a few minutes and then put it in the blender. Blend for about 2-3 minutes. (In my Blendtec, I just pressed the “Hot Soup” button and let it complete the 90 second cycle and it was perfect.)
I poured the sauce into six 4-oz jars to give to friends and family. Easy, homemade, delicious gifts all ready to go! Keep the sauce in the refrigerator until ready to use and then you can either place the jar in a bowl of hot water to warm up, or microwave for 10-20 seconds. Serve over ice cream or just eat it straight from the jar with a spoon!