Sunday, July 27, 2014

Red Wine Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Sauce

National Ice Cream Day was a couple of days ago.  (Honestly National Ice Cream Day should probably be everyday...) and I wanted an ice cream dish that would top off a pretty snazzy meal.  We've been so busy this summer I haven't had a lot of time in the kitchen and I wanted to make a true Sunday Supper for the family.  Mr. DD grilled some steaks and I made wedge salads with Cracked Peppercorn Dressing and Tomato Cobbler with Blue Cheese Biscuits to accompany them.   Which is all pretty fancy coming from the girl who had a banana and a chocolate chip cookie for lunch.  I decided to top off the meal with a simple sundae.  Vanilla ice cream topped with a rich, thick Red Wine Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Sauce.  I even served the sundaes in stemless wine glasses to make them look fancy.  It sounds impressive right?  The best part is the sauce is only 3 ingredients.  Very simple, but a great finish to a snazzy supper.

An impressive, but simple dessert...
Red Wine Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Sauce

If you want a REALLY indulgent dessert...
May I suggest serving this on my pal
Tampa Cake Girl's Sinful Sundae??
It's inspired by a recipe from an Australian
Steakhouse chain, but sadly it's no longer on
the menu.  It was called
Sydney's Sinful Sundae, but it should be
Cydnee's Sinful Sundae after Tampa Cake Girl!

Red Wine Dark Chocolate Hot Fudge Sauce

1/2 cup red wine (What you have on hand is fine.  But remember, if you wouldn't drink it, don't cook with it.)
1 cup dark chocolate chips (I used the Bittersweet Ghirardelli chips)
1/4 cup light corn syrup

In a double boiler over medium-low heat simmer the wine approximately 10 minutes.  It should reduce in volume and thicken slightly.  Turn the heat down to low and add the chocolate chips and corn syrup, stirring constantly until smooth.  Serve over ice cream or anything else you can think of!

Prep Time:  Approximately 5 minutes     Cook Time:  Approximately 10 minutes


  1. I made this delicious Red Wine Hot Fudge Sauce and it is phenomenal. Excellent job. Yum.

  2. How long does this keep? I'd love to make some for christmas gifts!

  3. I would definitely keep it refrigerated until gift-giving time and probably enjoy within four to six weeks. I think it would keep quite a while but after time chocolate kind of "crystallizes" in the fridge which wouldn't be appealing. It's very good and easy to warm up using the double boiler method or even in the microwave!


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