- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup ice cream, softened
Ice cream fudge
Ice cream fudge is a confectionary treat made by mixing fudge, a rich and creamy chocolate-based sauce, with ice cream. The fudge is usually added as a topping or a swirl to the ice cream, and can also be mixed into the ice cream to create a marbled effect. The result is a sweet and creamy dessert that combines the texture of ice cream with the rich, chocolate flavor of fudge.
To make ice cream fudge, you will need the following ingredients:
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup of heavy cream is a measurement of volume, typically used in cooking and baking recipes. Heavy cream, also known as heavy whipping cream, is a type of cream that has a high fat content (around 36-40%) and can be whipped to form stiff peaks. It is commonly used to make whipped cream, add richness to soups and sauces, and as a topping for desserts. It can also be used in baking recipes to add moisture and richness to cakes, pastries, and breads.
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup of granulated sugar refers to a measurement of volume, typically used in cooking and baking recipes. It is equal to 4 fluid ounces, or 118 milliliters. Granulated sugar is a common sweetener, made by grinding and refining sugar cane or sugar beets into small, white crystals. It is used as a sweetener in many recipes including desserts, breads, and drinks.
1/4 cup corn syrup
Corn syrup is a sweetener made from corn starch. It is a clear, thick liquid that is similar in taste and texture to honey. One quarter cup of corn syrup is equivalent to four fluid ounces or 59 milliliters. It can be used in baking, cooking, and making candy and other sweets. Corn syrup is also used as a thickener and to prevent sugar from crystallizing in certain recipes.
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Unsweetened cocoa powder is made from ground, roasted cocoa beans. It is used to give a chocolate flavor and color to various recipes, including baked goods, desserts, and hot cocoa. It can also be used to make chocolate frosting and ganache. It is important to note that unsweetened cocoa powder is bitter and should be used with sweeteners in recipes.
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp salt is a measurement of volume equal to 1/4 of a teaspoon of salt. It is a small amount of salt, commonly used in cooking and baking recipes. Salt is a seasoning that is used to enhance the flavor of food. It is an important mineral that helps regulate the balance of fluids in the body and is necessary for the proper functioning of the nervous system.
1 cup ice cream, softened
1 cup of softened ice cream is a measurement commonly used in recipes for desserts or other treats that involve ice cream as an ingredient. It is equivalent to approximately 8 fluid ounces or 227 grams of ice cream. It is important to note that the term “softened” refers to the consistency of the ice cream, which should be at a temperature and consistency that makes it easy to mix or spread. If the ice cream is too hard, it may be difficult to work with and may not incorporate evenly into the recipe.
In a medium saucepan, combine the cream, sugar, corn syrup, cocoa powder, and salt.
That is correct. To make ice cream fudge, you will need to combine the ingredients in a medium saucepan. Specifically, you will need to mix together the heavy cream, granulated sugar, corn syrup, unsweetened cocoa powder, and salt in the saucepan. This will create the base for your fudge. Once the ingredients are combined, you will heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil. This will activate the cocoa powder and create a smooth chocolate mixture. After that, you will remove the pan from the heat, add the vanilla extract and softened ice cream, and mix it until it is well combined. Then you can pour the mixture into a greased 8×8 inch baking dish, and smooth the top with a spatula, and put it in the freezer for 2 hours or more.
Heat the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar has dissolved and the mixture comes to a boil.
Yes, that is correct. Once you have combined the cream, sugar, corn syrup, cocoa powder, and salt in the saucepan, you will want to heat the mixture over medium heat while stirring constantly. The purpose of stirring constantly is to ensure that the ingredients are well combined and that the sugar is completely dissolved. This step is important because if the sugar is not fully dissolved, it can cause the fudge to be grainy and not have a smooth texture.
As you heat the mixture, it will start to come to a boil. When the mixture comes to a boil, it means that the sugar has dissolved and the ingredients have fully combined. At this point, you will remove the pan from the heat and proceed to the next step, which is adding the vanilla extract and softened ice cream, and mixing it well.