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Hot and steamy in Florida, so what could be an easier more delectable treat than ice cream. Of course, a little scrumptious home made chocolate sauce on it never hurts! I got this recipe from a friend years ago and it is supposedly the recipe from Bailey's in Boston. A sundae enjoyed at Bailey's Ice Cream Parlor was the highlight of a trip intown for me as a kid. Those silver bowls of ice cream with creamy hot sauce poured over it was a little bit of heaven. Since July is officially National ice cream month, I thought this would be an appropriate recipe for my first weekend cooking post.
Bailey's chocolate sauce:
2 squares of unsweetened chocolate
1/2 c. ( 1 stick) of butter
2 c. of confectioner's sugar
1 small can of evaporated milk
Slowly melt chocolate and butter together.
Remove from heat and add sugar and milk alternately.
Stir until smooth.
Return to hear and simmer for 8-10 minutes stirring frequently.
The aroma will be enough to have you running to the freezer for your favorite flavor of ice cream. I've also used a little of this over cream puffs instead of making a glaze. I think my cooking skills are better than my photographic skills. Enjoy!