Growing up, I was so blessed to live close to both sets of grandparents. That meant getting to spend holidays and birthdays with them. We’d also visit them every Sunday. It may surprise some to know that even as a teenager, I never put up a fuss about going. That might have something to do with the candy they’d have, but it was largely because we loved hearing the stories, playing in the toy closet, looking through old magazines, doing puzzles, and playing games.
I was also blessed to have many cousins who were close to my age. One cousin that is just a year older then me also lived close and my Grandma would have us both over for sleepovers a few times a year.
I don’t remember what we did every time we were there. I do remember playing Annie Annie Over, climbing her walnut trees, dancing on the flatbed trailer, and playing dress-up. I also remember not sleeping much. Not because my cousin and I were up talking, but largely because of my grandparents’ snoring (and we were in a separate room).
My grandma also always had a craft for us to do, and dinner inevitably ended with dessert. That dessert seemed to always be ice cream with her fudge sauce. She seemed to have a jar of this fudge sauce in her fridge at all times. I would try to eat the ice cream first and then leave the sauce for the last.
This recipe takes me back to those sleepovers. It’s quick, simple, and with a few tweaks, I was able to make it dairy-free without compromising the original taste.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 heaping tablespoon cocoa
- 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
- 1 tablespoon corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons So Delicious coconut milk, unsweetened
- pinch salt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- Place all ingredients except for vanilla in a small pot over medium high heat. Bring to boil and boil for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Serve over ice cream or brownies.
- To store, cool to room temperature before transferring to the fridge. To reheat, microwave in 15-second intervals until the desired temperature.
The fudge sauce recipe can also be used to make a frosting, but in my attempts, it has never turned out. I was actually able to do it once when I went over to my grandmas to have her help me make it for my dad for his birthday, but I’ve never been able to do it again. In fact, I think that my aunt Betsy has been the only one to ever be able to recreate it.