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Hard-Shell Ice Cream Sauce

 Hard-Shell Ice Cream Sauce
I keep the ingredients for this chocolate sauce on hand so I can make it any time I need an easy dessert. It's very rich and delicious. People like that it forms a crunchy shell over the ice cream...much like a treat from an old-fashioned ice cream parlor.—Brenda Jackson, Garden City, Kansas
8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • Vanilla ice cream
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • In a heavy saucepan, combine chocolate chips, butter and milk. Cook
  • and stir over low heat until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Serve warm over ice cream (sauce will harden). Sprinkle with
  • almonds. Refrigerate any leftovers. Sauce can be reheated in the
  • microwave. Yield: about 1 cup.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 193 calories, 15 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 66 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.