For my mom’s birthday, we had an ice cream buffet for dessert. It was delicious and everyone had tailored bowls of ice cream to their liking. Here are the toppings we set out:
Candy bars – chopped
Hard Candy – crushed
M & M’s
Thin Mints – chopped
Oreos – crushed
Pretzels – broken
Blueberries – canned
Peanut butter chips
…and a favorite was crushed Chick-o-Stick candy (who knew)
We also had two different types of easy, easy to make chocolate sauces.
Peanut Butter Fudge Sauce
•1 cup corn syrup -- light or dark
•1 cup creamy peanut butter
•1/2 cup heavy cream
•1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
In a 2-quart bowl (microwaveable), combine corn syrup, peanut butter, and cream. microwave on HIGH for 1 1/2 minutes, until boiling. Add chocolate chips and stir until melted. Store in the refrigerator; warm up to serve over ice cream. Makes 2 1/2 cups
The recipe was found here at southernfood.about.com
Amaretto Chocolate Sauce
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 lb semisweet chocolate chips
1 tbl Amaretto or other coffee liqueur
Pour cream into a glass bowl or 2-cup measure. Microwave on 100% power until tiny bubbles break the surface (1 to 2 minutes).
Stir in chocolate until it is melted and mixture is smooth. If chocolate does not melt completely, microwave on 100% power until it is completely melted (20 to 30 seconds longer).
Stir in liqueur
This recipe was found here at fooddownunder.com
"It's amazing how quickly you recover from misery when someone offers you ice cream."
- Neil Simon, Brighton Beach Memoirs