Oh so very good
Yes. Have you ever just looked at a picture and fallen in love?
This is one of those super simple, you don’t even really need to measure, recipes that will be there for you whenever you need it. Had a long day? Hungry? Miss ice cream? Whatever reason you need a hot fudge sundae, it’s here. It takes all of 3 minutes to prepare so it’s not like you need to exert yourself to be satisfied either. But it does look fancy and hits all the cravings. Recipes like this encourage you not to measure your toppings out carefully, but dump then on and get creative. The only thing you need to measure is the hot fudge ingredients, but then again, there are only 3 of them so that’s not a lot of work. Sincerely though, I want you to have fun with this recipe and toss on the candy, dump on the fudge and give it a good coating of whip cream. Or skip it all if that’s what you want. The point is this recipe is about you and what you want.
To be honest with you, I have never made my own ice cream, vegan or not. It’s not that it looks hard or that you necessarily need an ice cream maker (which I don’t have) it’s just that it’s right at the store. Vegan ice cream can be a bit pricey, but why bother making it if it’s already prepared? Then you don’t need to do any work AND you don’t have to wait for it to freeze. Maybe one day I’ll tackle ice cream making, but I’m too lazy for that at the moment.
My laziness tirade reminds me of another thing I love about this recipe, that being how simple the fudge is! All you need to do is pop the three ingredients in the microwave melt them in a bowl over boiling water. So simple. So good. It’s also got that perfect, deep, fudgy taste…
It’s becoming hard for me to write about this recipe anymore because I want to eat the leftover fudge that’s sitting in a jar right in front of me, so I want to mention a few more things then I have to have some more, and hopefully you’ll also be ready to try the recipe too. You can add whatever toppings you want. Lately I’ve been obsessed with UnReal Dark Chocolate Crispy Quinoa Gems. I’ve made the pink text there into a link so you can buy them on Amazon if you also wish to use them in case you can’t find them at any of your stores. They don’t seem to be widely available in Canada so that’s where I bought them. They’re so good and perfect for adding to baking and other fun desserts. They taste a lot like M&M’s so if you miss those candies, these do a good job of replacing them. They’re one of my favourite toppings to add to this hot fudge sundae, along with whip cream, but you can add anything else you like be it sprinkles, fruit, nuts, spinach, whatever the heck you want.
Makes approximately 1/2 a cup of hot fudge sauce, which is enough for at least 3 sundaes (depending on how liberally you use it)
Prep time: 3 minutes
For the Hot Fudge Sauce:
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons non-dairy milk
For the Sundaes:
1 pint of your favourite vegan ice cream (or more or less depending on your preferences)
1 bad of UnReal Dark Chocolate Crispy Quinoa Gems (optional)
Vegan Whipped Cream* (optional)
Vegan Sprinkles (optional)
Your favourite fruit (optional)
Your favourite nuts (optional)
Any toppings or sauces you like (optional)
- In a large, microwave safe bowl add the chocolate chips and coconut oil. You can either heat this in the microwave or boil a shallow pot of water and place the bowl on top. If you are using the microwave, heat for 30 seconds, then remove, add in the milk and stir. If it isn’t melted enough, heat again for another 20 seconds, then remove and stir again. If it still needs to be heated again only put it back in for another 15 seconds. If you are using boiled water, heat the chocolate chips and coconut oil just start to melt and add in the milk, stir and remove from heat.
- Drizzle around 1-2 tablespoons of hot fudge on the bottom of each of the bowls you plan to use.
- Depending on how many Sundaes you plan to make, add 1 to 2 large scoops to each bowl you will be using. Or 3. Or 4. The point is, add however much you and your people want.
- Drizzle as much hot fudge as you like on top of the ice cream, then decorate each sundae with the toppings of your choice! Go crazy with them if you want!
- Serve right away and store any leftover fudge in a microwaveable container so you can easily reheat it if you want to.
*There are many canned vegan whipped creams out there made from coconut, soy or even rice milk. They should be easy to find as Gay Lea, a major whip cream brand sells a certified vegan coconut whipped cream. If you can’t find any there are innumerable recipes online for vegan coconut whipped cream, but I’m lazy and I’m not about to make that. But good for you if you decide to go the homemade route! I admire you.