Thursday, February 27, 2014

Chocolate Sauce

Perfect Pairing:  Oreo Ice Cream Pie


This chocolate sauce is so easy to make and it is about 100x better than the store-bought version.  My family has been making this for years.  The original recipe card (that we still use) was written on a typewriter.  I believe the original came from my Grandma Rosie.  Who, by the way, was also the originator of Grandma Rosie’s Ice Cream Dessert.  The perfect pairing on that post was chocolate sauce.  They are a great combo.


Over Christmas I needed to make a dessert to serve a large group of people.  I wanted to find something I could do in advance.  I decided to make Oreo Ice Cream Pies.  They are not fancy, but they are really tasty.  They do get fancied up a bit when you drizzle on the homemade chocolate sauce. 

There is no recipe for these pies.  I started with pre-made Oreo crusts, a few half gallons of ice cream in various flavors, and Oreos.  


I used one crust for each half gallon of ice cream.  I let the ice cream sit out to soften a bit.  Once the ice cream starts to soften I transferred it to a large bowl and stirred with a wooden spoon until it was spreadable, but not melted.   


Half of the ice cream went into the pie shell, then that was topped with a handful (okay, maybe two handfuls) of chopped Oreos, another layer of ice cream, and then a few Oreos on top for good measure.  Then back to the freezer.  Dessert for 20+ people in just a few minutes!


Chocolate Sauce

Lindsay At Perfecting the Pairing

·        2 Tb butter
·        3 squares (3 oz) semi sweet baking chocolate (like Bakers chocolate)
·        1 cup evaporated milk
·        1 cup sugar
·        1 tsp vanilla
·        1 dash salt


Melt the butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat.  Add the remaining ingredients and cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is smooth and thick.  Store in the refrigerator.  Warm in microwave before serving.

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