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Hot fudge sauce (peppermint)

I have been searching for a chocolate sauce for my ice cream and since my son seems to think that anytime we buy chocolate sauce that it’s his and only his and he goes thru it making chocolate milk before I get to use it for my ice cream.  Well needless to say I didn’t find my chocolate sauce recipe but I found this wonderful hot fudge sauce — now it’s not as thick at hot fudge sauce that you can buy in the stores but it’s pretty darn good – I mean it’s sitting on the counter cooling right now as we speak and I”m really trying not to run over there with a spoon and eat it. I can see us making this many times a year and I’m wondering how good it would taste as hot cocoa???? HMMMMM I may have to try that this weekend.

I’m still on my trek for the chocolate sauce but so glad I stumpled on this.

Creamer

Again with the saving money thing — I thought that since we go thru a lot of creamer in this house (we like it in our hot chocolate) I would try to find a cheap way of making it. So off to the internet I went — I found a recipe that uses

1 can (14 oz ) of sweetened condensed milk

1 1/2 cups milk  – whatever you have in the  house –  we have used whole, nonfat and 2% – no flavor changes really just thickness of the creamer

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Mix this up – with a wisk, blender, electric mixer, whatever you wanna use

 

then add whatever flavoring you  like –  if you go for that kind of creamer

so far we have tried:

Chocolate (4 tablespoons of chocolate baking powder)

Peppermint Mocha (4 tablespoons of chocolate baking powder and 1 teaspoon peppermint extract) we do think the peppermint was a bit much so next batch I will drop it down to 3/4 teaspoon and see how that works

 

Now lets say you don’t have a can of sweetened condensed milk in your cupboard – I thought I did but no it was the evaporated milk — so not the same – so again I go to the internet to find a recipe for that and I found one on allrecipes.com (man that site rocks). Now I have all that here at home – dry milk is a staple in my house (don’t tell my family but when the milk gallon is about half full then all of a sudden it’s full again — it sure has helped our milk budget – especially with a teenage boy who grows like a foot over night) so this isn’t a stretch for me to make it