Monday, March 1, 2010

Chocolate Sauce With Ice Cream

If you gave me just 10 minutes to come up with an impressive dessert, I would do this one. Of course with store bought vanilla ice cream. Yup, am talking about my version of Chocolate Sauce with Ice cream. Rich, gooey chocolate sauce poured over a scoop or two of ice cream, topped with roasted nuts for good measure. Yummm... you can't go wrong with this. So very easy and simple and absolutely delicious. Just the kind of thing you would need when you have guests coming over for a meal at short notice and you have nothing at home to go by the name of a dessert. Save your effort for the meal and don't worry about the dessert. If you are like me, you will have chocolate chips and toasted nuts at home all the time, well, at least most of the time. ( I get restless when I do not have vanilla, choc chips, cocoa powder, whipping cream and plain flour in my fridge as I have to bake stat when I feel like it. Another common trait of a foodie I wonder..) And if you are like me, you can't imagine a serving a meal without rounding it off with a dessert. The shrinking clothes can always be taken care of later:-))

Just a couple of things we will need
Cream - 1/4 cup. I have used Amul Fresh Cream
Chocolate chips - 1/4 cup( you could add more for a more chocolatey taste)
1/2 teaspoon unsalted butter.
Vanilla Ice Cream - 4 Scoops
Toasted, roughly chopped nuts - 2-3 table spoons. I have used a mix of almonds, cashew and peanuts.

Bring the cream along with butter to a boil in a small saucepan, on low heat, stirring all the while. Be careful not to burn the cream. Take off the fire. Add the chocolate chips and stir in gently till you get a smooth emulsion. Keep aside. If the mixture hardens, heat carefully in short spurts in a microwave till warm and it reaches liquid consistency. You could also make this sauce ahead and refrigerate till needed. You will again need to heat to regain the consistency.
To Serve: Pour 2 teaspoons warm chocolate sauce in a dessert glass. Scoop the vanilla ice cream on it. Pour more sauce over the ice cream. Top with nuts and serve immediately. If you happen to have some chocolate cake in your freezer, that would be a fantastic addition here.
Please note: Make sure the ice cream is well frozen as it will melt a little when you pour the warm sauce on it. You can see mine melting as hubby put the ice cream in the fridge instead of the freezer:-( .

14 comments:

Deepa G Joshi said...

mmm yummmyyy dessert, love this chocolate sauce version..how many days can it be stored? will definitely try.

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Suma Rowjee said...

Hi Deepa! You can definitely store in the fridge for 2 days I guess. Try freezing it if you make it much much ahead or if there is any sauce leftover.In all probabilities you will not have any leftovers here:-))

M D said...

This looks so good that I am drooling over the thought of this chocolate sauce topped on vanilla ice-cream. One of my all time favorites. I must have had dozens of these in Corner House, paying huge! Now we can make them all at home!

Suma Rowjee said...

Corner House Hot Choc Fudge has been among my all time favorites too! Do try making this at home and am sure you will like it.

Nithu Bala said...

Very very yummy dessert..

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

so tempting dessert!! loved ur version of chocolate sauce!!

Jyoti V said...

Wow looks so yummmmmmmmm

Divya Kudua said...

I was just thinking of Corner house Ice-cream too..:):)Looks yummy..my diet really needs to go out of the window now:):)

cookcurrynook said...

Suma, Im sitting and drooling away here, wishing i had your Icecream with hot chocolate sauce for breakfast, instead of the kharabhath I made. Courier service idya? :P

Suma Rowjee said...

Khanditha!! Courier sent!!

Suma Rowjee said...

Hey Divya!! Mine gone out of the window long back:-)

Aparna said...

Love anything chocolate so this one is definitely a winner in my book.

Nina said...

Anything chocolaty ...and am in for it.LOvely!

Deeba PAB said...

I love how quick and esy this is Suma... Lovely!!