- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 8 oz dark chocolate, chopped
- 2 tbsp butter
what is fudge bar
A fudge bar is a type of frozen dessert that typically consists of ice cream or frozen custard that is coated in a layer of chocolate fudge. Fudge bars are typically sold in the frozen aisle of grocery stores and are available in a variety of flavors such as chocolate, mint, coffee, and more. They are often made with real ingredients like cream, milk, and cocoa, and can be gluten-free. They are a sweet and indulgent treat that can be enjoyed as a dessert or a snack. Some commercial brands like Outshine fudge bar are available in the market.
2 cups heavy cream making fudge bar
In the recipe I provided earlier, 2 cups of heavy cream is used as a base to make the ice cream for the fudge bars. The heavy cream, along with sugar and cocoa powder, is heated in a saucepan until the sugar is dissolved and the cocoa powder is well combined. The mixture is then cooled and poured into a 9×9 inch square baking dish and placed in the freezer for 2 hours, or until firm. After it’s frozen, the ice cream mixture is cut into bars, then dipped in melted chocolate and placed back in the freezer for the chocolate to harden. The use of heavy cream in the recipe creates a rich and creamy texture for the ice cream part of the fudge bar.
1 cup sugar making fudge bar
In the recipe I provided earlier, 1 cup of sugar is used as a sweetener for the ice cream base of the fudge bars. The sugar is added along with the heavy cream and cocoa powder in a saucepan and heated until dissolved. The sugar provides the sweet taste to the ice cream base and also helps in keeping the ice cream mixture smooth and creamy by preventing ice crystals from forming. The amount of sugar can be adjusted to personal preference, more sugar will make it sweeter and less sugar will make it less sweet. It’s important to note that sugar also plays a role in the texture of the ice cream, too much sugar can cause the ice cream to be too hard, too little can cause it to be too soft.
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder Making Fudge bar
In the recipe I provided earlier, 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder is used to give chocolate flavor to the ice cream base for the fudge bars. Unsweetened cocoa powder is made from ground, roasted cocoa beans and it’s used to give chocolate flavor to desserts and beverages. It’s different from sweetened cocoa powder or chocolate powder, which contains sugar and other ingredients.
The cocoa powder is added to the heavy cream, sugar mixture and heated until well combined, this allows the cocoa powder to dissolve and evenly distribute in the mixture. The cocoa powder adds the chocolate flavor to the ice cream and makes it rich and delicious. The amount of cocoa powder can be adjusted to personal preference, more cocoa powder will give more chocolate flavor, less cocoa powder will give less chocolate flavor.
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp of vanilla extract is a measurement of a flavoring that is commonly used in baking and cooking. Vanilla extract is made by steeping vanilla beans in a solution of alcohol and water, which extracts the flavor compounds from the beans. It is typically used to add flavor to cakes, cookies, ice cream, and other desserts, as well as savory dishes such as sauces and marinades. The alcohol content of vanilla extract is typically around 35%.
8 oz dark chocolate, chopped making fudge bar
Dark chocolate, when chopped, can be used to make fudge bars. Dark chocolate typically contains a higher percentage of cocoa solids and less sugar than milk chocolate, giving it a stronger and more bitter taste. To make fudge bars with 8 oz of chopped dark chocolate, you will typically combine the chocolate with sweetened condensed milk, butter, and flavorings of your choice. The mixture is then heated and stirred until the chocolate is fully melted and well combined. The mixture is then poured into a greased pan and chilled in the refrigerator until firm. Once firm, you can cut it into small bars as per your preference.
2 tbsp butter making fudge bar
When making fudge bars, 2 tablespoons of butter can be used to add a rich, creamy texture to the final product. The butter is typically combined with sweetened condensed milk and chopped chocolate, then heated and stirred until the ingredients are fully combined.
Once the mixture is smooth, it can be poured into a greased pan and chilled in the refrigerator until firm. Once firm, you can cut it into small bars as per your preference.
You can also add other ingredients like vanilla extract, nuts or dried fruits to give additional flavor to your fudge bars.
- In a medium saucepan, combine the heavy cream, sugar, and cocoa powder. Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved and the cocoa powder is well combined.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
- Pour the mixture into a 9×9 inch square baking dish and place it in the freezer for 2 hours, or until firm.
- In a double boiler or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, melt the dark chocolate and butter together, stirring until smooth.
- Remove the baking dish from the freezer and use a sharp knife to cut the frozen cream mixture into bars.
- Dip each bar into the melted chocolate mixture, using a fork to lift it out and allowing any excess chocolate to drip off.
- Place the chocolate-coated bars on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for at least 30 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened.
- Store the fudge bars in the freezer until ready to serve.
This recipe is inspired from various online recipe and the final product may vary.
Please note that this is a basic recipe and you can add or remove ingredients or adjust the measurements to suit your taste.