Homemade Hot Fudge on Ice Cream Cookie Bowls

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I love birthdays. They’re the perfect excuse to spoil someone rotten.

My favorite way to spoil people is with food, you’d know this if you’ve ever visited my house. I’m always cooking way too much. But I love it so what can I say.

Yesterday was my husband’s birthday.

 So naturally I asked for his cake request.

But he didn’t want cake.  Which actually makes sense, we didn’t even have cake at our wedding. But he asked for ice cream sandwiches

Did I mention we live 50 miles from the nearest town in the middle of the desert? Ice cream is NEVER on my grocery list.

And although I found a way to get ice cream into our house, I wasn’t too excited about making ice cream sandwiches. So I came up with these amazing ice cream cookie bowls instead.

Bowl: To make the bowl, I simply prepared this Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie dough. Then, I lined a small oven proof bowl with butter and then dusted it with flour. I then carefully pressed the dough along the base and walls of the bowl. Cook the cookie bowls as directed. When removed from the oven, press the middle with a smaller bowl to make an impression and allow to cool for about 15 minutes. Using a knife to loosen the sides, carefully remove the cookie bowl. Bake another 2-4 minutes until cooked through.

Topping: Top with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a generous drizzle of homemade hot fudge.

Hot Fudge
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • Double boiler
  • Chocolate chunks
  • Whipping cream
  1. Melt the chocolate chunks in the double boiler.
  2. As soon as all the chocolate has melted, slowly whisk in a splash of cream at a time.
  3. Add cream until your hot fudge reaches the desired consistency.
  4. Once the desired consistency is reached, remove from heat and serve.
I chose not to include measurements for this recipe because I often use left over chocolate chunks. Any quantity will work. And since cream quantities will vary based on chocolate quantities, I thought it more useful to share method rather than measurement. Enjoy!

What are some of your favorite birthday creations?

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