As with most of what we do in life or in the kitchen, no number of “recipes” can replace willingness to work hard, take risks, and be willing to “fail”. Frequently I will serve fresh fruit and chocolate dipping sauce for the kids (big and little). Nothing fancy…Hershey’s syrup and cut fruit. They gobble it up! But last week, I was out of chocolate sauce – GASP! This recipe was really a shot-in-the-dark-turned-gold. I grabbed some whipping cream and chocolate chips and went for gold on the stovetop. It made a great dipping sauce while warm! And, after a few hours, I returned to a cooled product resembling the best frosting ever. My only advice on this recipe is to use the chocolate you like best. The first time I did this, the chocolate was nothing special – Nestle morsels. It was as good as it could be. But replace Nestles with some Cadbury Special Dark and it’s something much finer!
Two-Ingredient Chocolate Sauce or Frosting
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup chocolate chips or your favorite chocolate, chopped
In a saucepan over medium-low heat, heat cream until scalded but not boiling. Remove from heat, whisk in chocolate or chocolate chips until smooth. While this mixture makes a beautiful sauce when warm, as it cools it makes a gorgeous frosting. It even holds up to piping.
Stores well in refrigerator, if it lasts that long, for 7-10 days.