We have had the craaaaziest weather here in Dallas the past week. Last night we got about 7 inches of snow, on top of an already 2 inch layer of ice, and it's still coming down. Of course, this had to happen during Super Bowl week. So, now the rest of the country's image of Texas has been confirmed. We, Texans, have absolutely NO idea how to drive in snow and ice, nor do we have sufficient winter weather gear for even getting out in the stuff. I'm not going to lie, I am one of these people. However, I am aware of my inabilities, so my car has not moved from the driveway since Monday.
I ended up making a sinfully delicious chocolate sauce! This was one of those times when your experiment ends up better than a recipe.
The first batch I made, I got off the internet and it called for cocoa, sugar, water and vanilla. I made that, and it was ok......BUT THEN, the Paula Deen came out in me and said, "I bet this would be really good with a stick of butter in it!" The following recipe is my tweaked second batch and will make you cuddle up in a blanket and eat about 4 bowls of ice cream while watching the snow fall!
Melt a stick of butter in a saucepan.
Throw in 2 giant blobs of Vanilla Ice Cream. Yes, "blob" is a technical measuring term.
Add 1 2/3 cups of white sugar.
Add 2/3 cup of Cocoa Powder.
Add 2 Tsp of Vanilla.
Cook over medium heat until sauce is smooth and sugar is not grainy anymore.
Spoon it piping hot over vanilla ice cream!
Watch your little boys forget they ever said anything about wanting hot chocolate!