Southern Living is known for its great recipes, and this is one that has been popular in our family for years. Somewhere along the line we started calling it “Sassy Sauce” in honor of our mom. “Sassy” is surprisingly one of the names we have nicknamed our mom. The grandchildren have added their own: Mee, Mamie, Emaw, and Emay. But, as Leslie’s four year old recently shared with her new teacher, don’t EVER call her “Granny”.
Great over ice cream, this sauce can cast an evil spell and make you do things you shouldn’t. Like eat a spoonful straight from the fridge when it has a fudge-like consistency. Or, as a couple of the men in our family did, coat an orginial glazed Krispy Kreme doughnut in it late at night.
A pint of this could be one of the best gifts you bestow upon another human being.
Chocolate Sauce for Ice Cream
1/2 Cup butter 4 1 oz squares unsweetened chocolate or 5 T unsweetened cocoa 3 Cups sugar 1 13 oz can evaporated milk 1/2 tsp salt
Melt butter and chocolate in top of double-boiler, stir in remaining ingredients. Cook over medium heat stirring until sugar dissolves and sauce is smooth–do not boil or the sauce will crystallize. Serve warm over ice cream. Yield 4 Cups.