The Best Fudge Sauce
This fudge sauce is so easy and so good. Dark, chocolatey, and not too sweet, It makes wonderful ice cream sundaes—instant dessert!—but try it on purchased pound cake or angel food cake too. Pour on fresh summer berries. Divine. It will keep well in a covered container in your fridge—if you can resist those midnight ice cream urges.
4 Tbsp. butter
6 squares of unsweetened chocolate
2 cans (5 oz each) evaporated milk
2 cups sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla or 1½ tsp. almond extract
Melt butter and chocolate together in saucepan over low heat, stirring constantly. (Watch carefully to avoid burning—it should take about 12 minutes to melt.) Add evaporated milk, sugar, and vanilla or almond extract. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture thickens (about a minute).
Do ahead: Sauce can be easily and quickly reheated in the microwave for 15 to 30 seconds. Stir and it will be shiny and even again.
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