What do you call your grandma? Nana, Grammy, Grams, Gigi or do you just stick with the classic “Grandma?”
Ever since I was a little girl, my grandma has had us call her “Grandma Beautiful.” She said it was because she had beautiful grandchildren. I’ve always questioned that reasoning, but either way, she is a beautiful grandma in every sense of the word, so I’m good with it.
One definitely beautiful thing that has come from Grandma Beautiful is her chocolate fudge sauce. Oh my goodness, this stuff is drinkable! Growing up, any time we went to visit her, we could almost guarantee there was a big bowl of Grandma’s Hot Fudge Sauce waiting for us to devour. She would scoop it onto graham crackers, give us a glass of milk in those little polka-dotted glasses what are oh-so-Grandma-Beautiful, and tell us how beautiful we were. Don’t you just love grandmas?
And hot fudge sauce?
Grandma’s Hot Fudge Sauce is good on anything (including your fingers). However, we love to drizzle it on a big bowl of peppermint ice cream around Christmas time. The rich taste and creamy texture pairs perfectly with that cold pepperminty ice cream. Talk about a beautiful combo.
Long live Grandma’s Hot Fudge Sauce! And long live Grandma Beautiful…
- 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cube butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 1 can evaporated milk (not sweetened condensed milk)!
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- Melt the chocolate, butter, powdered sugar and evaporated milk in a *double boiler. (See notes).
- Simmer on VERY LOW heat for 15 minutes.
- Stir in vanilla and serve warm over ice cream.
*If you don't have a double boiler, make your own by simmering an inch or two of water in a saucepan. Place a metal or glass bowl on top of the saucepan so it fits snugly above the water. Add the ingredients to the metal or glass bowl.