My big kids go back to school on Tuesday. Like this Tuesday. Like August 9th, Tuesday. Isn’t that the craziest thing that you have ever heard? I am sort of ready, but also not ready at all. I really do look forward to a new school year much in the same way that I do a new calendar year. I believe that it is a time to organize, set goals, and get into new routines. I am just not sure I am ready to do so in the first week of August. After the summer that we have had, with the move, we are all craving a little routine and schedule, so I guess that it is a good thing. The school supplies are bought, almost labeled, new lunchboxes, and we as ready as we will ever be.
This chocolate sauce recipe comes from my friend Alison from thishomemadelife.com. Her blog is the one that I stalk the most. Her photography is breathtaking, her food healthy and colorful, and Alison is just an all-around nice person. You might remember when she guest posted here awhile back? I am thankful that I can call her my friend, and I am also really thankful that she posted this chocolate sauce recipe. Because I have made it many times since, and have had ice cream parties for my neighbors just as an excuse to make it. It is so much better than the kind in the bottle, and really, the effort is minimal.
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In a saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and cocoa.
Add the water.
Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Let it come to a bubble. Whisk in the butter and vanilla. Add a pinch of sea salt.
Pour into a jar and get ready for an ice cream party. (P.S. – I cannot wait to share with you the recipe for what is in the other jar. Be patient, my friends.)
Spoon over your favorite ice cream.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 Tablespoon cocoa
- 2 1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/2 cup water
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- a pinch of Maldon sea salt (optional)
- In a saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and cocoa.
- Add the water.
- Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat. Let it come to a bubble.
- Whisk in the butter. Add vanilla, and a pinch of sea salt.
- Pour into a jar and get ready for an ice cream party.