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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

sundae bar & hot fudge recipe

In an earlier post I mentioned that Ella wanted a "family" party for her birthday instead of a "friends" party this year. She chose pink ice cream with toppings for the treat. The toppings included: sprinkles, mini chocolate chips and crushed Oreo cookies. I added nuts, hot fudge sauce and whipped cream.

A sundae bar is a super simple treat that feeds a lot of guests. We did one for Ella's adoption party two years ago. Boy, time flies!

Because we love ice cream so much, I've been collecting these sundae cups at thrift stores. They're very inexpensive (50 cents to 75 cents for most) and it makes the sundaes extra special to have them in a fancy cup. I run them through the extra hot cycle in the dishwasher and they're ready for scoops. I love the variety of styles.

This hot fudge sauce is a must for special occasions. When you see the ingredients you'll understand why I said special occasions. It's not something you'd want to eat often, but it's the best. Once you try it, you'll never buy store bought again. I also like that it doesn't have corn syrup like many of the recipes out there (gives me a headache) and it's super simple to make. I got it from my sister-in-law, Deanna.

Hot Fudge Sauce

1/2 c. butter
1 c. milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can sweetened condensed milk

Mix ingredients and microwave one minute and stir; microwave 30 seconds and stir. Continue until ingredients are melted and combined. Do not let boil.



  1. I like the different styles of sundae cups and that is our recipe too. Very yummy. Semi sweet is my favorite!

    Come see me sometime at Pebbles and we can catch up... I would like that! Hope you are doing good.

  2. Does 1 cube mean 1 pound of the butter?

    1. It's 1/2 cup or 8 Tablespoons. Sorry for the confusion, I'll switch it.