Monday, March 1, 2010
Chocolate Sauce With Ice Cream
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:-( .
Labels: Desserts and Sweets