Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Liquid Gold (aka Dessert Toppings)

I recently noticed on a fb status that somebody {ahem, Jen!} likes Hershey's chocolate syrup. I think she even referred to it as liquid gold. That made me think about dessert toppings.... So today, I have two recipes. The first is for Chocolate Syrup (for when the Hershey's runs out!), and the second is for Caramel Topping, because everybody needs a little caramel in their lives!

Homemade Chocolate Syrup
1 c. cocoa
2 c. water
4 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla

 In a large pot mix cocoa and water. Cook over medium heat stirring occasionally. Add sugar and stir until completely dissolved. Bring the mixture to a full rolling boil. Reduce heat to medium low and let it boil for three minutes. Remove syrup from heat and add salt and vanilla. Mix well. Let cool for 20 minutes and then transfer to a quart canning jar. Let sit overnight to thicken.

Homemade Caramel Topping

1 can sweetened condensed milk

Place sealed can of sweetened condensed milk in a pot. Cover can COMPLETELY with water. Place lid on pot and bring water to a rolling boil. Let boil for 2 - 3 hours (depending on size of can), adding water to pot as necessary to keep can covered. Remove carefully from heat, as can will be hot! Open can and enjoy!


Jen said...

I will try this...when my liquid gold runs out! Thanks!!

Christina Wall said...

wow thank you for these. I will have to try it.

Jessica Curtis said...

Oooo! My husband will LOOOOOVE these! Thanks! Can't wait to get back and try them. :)

David and Dee Dee Sterling said...

Russians love sweetened condensed milk and very often prepare it by the same directions you listed in this post. But they don't call it caramel, just boiled sweetened condensed milk. :)

Lindsey said...

We go through a lot of Hersey's around here. My daughter is always begging for Choco milk! Have you found any lower sugar ways to make this. 4 cups seems like A LOT!!