Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Chocolate Velvet Sauce with Gingerbread Spoons

Do you remember the Chocolate Velvet Ice Cream Sauce I made a while back?  I made another big batch for all of Kyle's co-workers for Christmas, but this time with gingerbread spoons.
The gingerbread recipe that I have was pretty difficult, so you may want to use one you have if you're up for giving these a shot.  All I did was roll out the dough and trace one of Owen's baby spoons with a sharp knife, then baked the gingerbread spoons as directed.  I wrapped them in plastic before we gave them as gifts, but it made for a prettier picture without the plastic.  I'll post the recipe for the Chocolate Sauce below.   Now that I've made it a couple of times I've tweeked it some more.  These would be great for teacher gifts, neighbors, the mailman, hostess gifts or for yourself!  Enjoy!!

Chocolate Velvet Ice Cream Sauce
12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips (1 bag)
1/2 cup firmly packed powdered sugar
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
dash of salt
1/2 cup milk, any kind

Place all ingredients except milk into a large glass bowl and microwave on high until boiling, stirring after 30 second intervals.  Immediately pour chocolate mixture into a blender and add milk.  Blend for 1 minute and add more milk if needed slowly until sauce is smooth and thick.  
Keep refrigerated.

Yields 3 small 8 oz. jars.  To serve, warm in microwave for 1 minute, stirring after 30 seconds.  Spoon over ice cream, brownies or fresh fruit!


Anne said...

That is darling! I'm gonna try that!

Sarah said...

It's ridiculously easy! You'll be surprised!

pacegirlno3 said...

Great idea! I can taste it now.

Tucker Family said...

super cute idea to trace out Owen's spoons for a sweet topper. :)

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

What a neat idea! I'll have to try that next year!

Natalie ODonnell said...

This is such a great idea! Where did you find the small mason jars?

Sarah said...

The small mason jars are from Walmart. You have to stock up during canning season because some stores don't sell the jars any other time.

RootsAndWingsCo said...

I saw this before and thought it ws cute, but when I came back, I realized that the spoons are gingerbread!!! How did I miss that before? This is FREAKING GENIOUS! I love this!!

Thanks for sharing!


Kimm Geria said...

How long does he sauce last in the fridge? Just so I don't make it too early and it goes bad.

Sarah said...

I'd say that it lasts a few weeks up to a month. This is not something that you can start making well in advance, but it really doesn't take long and it is SOO yummy!