The other day I was craving something fudgy, but I didn’t want to make a whole batch of something baked. Since I pin just about everything gooey and chocolatey I can find (among other things), I looked through my recipes board and found this one from One Good Thing by Jillie that I had recently saved. It was quick and I had all the ingredients on hand and sounded like it would hit the spot. And oh yes, it sure did. I halved the recipe and it was a good amount.
It was more chocolatey than store bought chocolate syrup and has a really smooth texture. The flavor was more similar to hot fudge but without the gloppy texture. I served it hot over ice cream and it was so so so good.
It only has 5 ingredients, one of them being water. I bet many of you have these ingredients on hand right now, just sayin ;)
Dump the sugar, cocoa, salt, water, and vanilla into a saucepan.
Bring to a boil, stir frequently.
Boil for about a minute.
Pour over your ice cream, cakes, brownies, broccoli (what? I would), or anything really.
You can tell yourself it’s chocolate soup and eat it with a spoon too. Maybe I should have called this recipe Homemade Chocolate Soup in 5 Minutes. I think I ate as more with my spoon than I did with my ice cream.
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa
- 1/2 cup water
- dash of salt
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Add all ingredients to small saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Boil for about a minute. Serve hot or or cold.