Recipe for Yummy, Homemade Hot Fudge

Tasty TreatIf you’re ever heading north from GR to the Upper Peninsula and want a snack about half way, you might consider setting your GPS for a stop at:
the Tasty Treat, 120 N Main St, Lake City, MI 49651. Largest Ice Creams in the North I think they’re not kidding when they advertize “Largest Cones in the North!” This is a medium hot fudge sundae that Alan and I couldn’t finish together,
and it had swirls of fudge all the way to the bottom! Chocolate Hazelnut Cake at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island Tisk, tisk! And I’m supposed to be on a diet. Well, I confess to having taken some time off with all my kids home this summer and have been enjoying all sorts of tasty treats, like some of the Grand Hotel’s signature desserts.  🙂
(Or should that be a 😦    ???)Grand Pecan Ball. Signature Dessert at The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island This is their “Grand Pecan Ball”…a softball size snowball of vanilla ice cream encrusted with pecans swimming in a pool of milk chocolate fudge. Fudge on Mackinac IslandHave I made you hungry yet? Mackinac Island is famous for their fudge, Making Fudge on Mackinac Islandand back “in the olden days” when the ingredients were pure and simple (and written on the back of the boxes), I experimented until I came up with a recipe for fudge that tasted like the real deal and became famous in our home. Stirring Fudge on Mackinac IslandI’ve also developed a very simple recipe for hot fudge sauce that’s relatively inexpensive and competes nicely with anything you might buy at a restaurant, …so —just in case you want to serve the world’s largest sundaes this summer—
here it is:

1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter (oleo doesn’t taste nearly as good)
1/3 cup milk (you can use cream, but milk works fine)
2 T. (tablespoons) dark cocoa powder
Pinch of salt (optional)

Voila! Throw all the ingredients in a pan and cook until the soft ball stage, stirring faithfully so nothing sticks on the bottom. Allow it to cool slightly so it’s good and thick, serve it up with your kids’ favorite ice cream, and be sure to put plenty of whipping cream on top. It only takes a few minutes, will make you an instant hit as a hostess, and costs only a fraction of what you’d pay to go out!

“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Corinthians 10:31).

4 responses to “Recipe for Yummy, Homemade Hot Fudge

  1. Charylene Powers

    Thanks for the recipe – I will try it w/my grandchildren.

    • Let me know if they like it! It’s one of the things my kids and grand kids always want when they’re home. 🙂

  2. I’ll try that recipe too. What lovely desserts and treats!

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