Monday, January 9, 2012

Vegan Hot Fudge

Yes!  Vegans can still enjoy gooey hot fudge brownie sundaes.  We had brownie hot fudge sundaes for dessert last night.  We topped Fudgy Brownies with coconut milk-based ice cream and homemade vegan hot fudge.  (Note: In my experience, I've found that coconut-based ice cream made by So Delicious is far superior to soy-based vegan ice creams.  But, please let me know if you prefer something else!)

Mmmmmmmmmmmm.
Recipe:
Vegan Hot Fudge

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch 
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup organic soymilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch and water, dissolving the cornstarch fully.  In a small saucepan, whisk together the sugar, salt, and cocoa powder before adding the soymilk, vanilla, and cornstarch/water.  Stir the mixture and bring to a boil over medium heat.  Boil for three minutes, stirring occasionally.  Serve hot.

Comments:
This was my first time making this hot fudge.  I've only had one other vegan hot fudge at a vegan ice cream shop in New York and it was delicious, so I had high expectations. 

Taste:  

This hot fudge gets the job done.  Our brownie hot fudge sundaes were incredible.  While the hot fudge wasn't quite as thick as non-vegan hot fudge, it was still a satisfying treat. 
Accessibility:   
This recipe is both easy to make and inexpensive.    
Ease of Preparation: 
This recipe is quick and easy.  You can make it ahead of time and heat it up in the microwave, if necessary. 
Non-vegan friendliness: 
Though Simon notes that the fudge "is missing the consistency that I'm looking for" in a classic hot fudge, everyone at dinner last night seemed both uncomfortably full and unquestionably sated by the end of the night.  The hot fudge is a great sundae topping regardless of it's thickness.  That said, I'll definitely make this again with a few adjustments and report back on any changes in thickness.

1 comment:

  1. I love the Rice Dream mint chocolate chip ice cream as I am allergic to soy and do not like the coconut kind! :D Just thought I'd share. This recipe looks fabulous though! I may try and make it!

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