We don’t usually have ice cream hanging around the freezer, but there’s a little left over from Selma’s birthday. I wanted some–so I offered some to Selma (we were watching High School Musical together–she was fantasizing that when she got to high-school, they’d do a remake and she’d be cast as the lead.) I discovered our chocolate sauce was woefully out of date. I wouldn’t normally eat vanilla ice cream just for the sake of ice cream–for me, it’s just a vehicle for chocolate sauce. So, I rummaged through the freezer and found the remnants of a bag of chocolate chips–maybe 1/4 cup. “Don’t worry Selma, we can make some.” She wasn’t worried–unlike me, she’s perfectly happy to eat vanilla ice cream, but she was pretty amazed that I could magically create chocolate sauce on a whim… We put the chips in a bowl, and added some soy milk–just enough so the chips were coated, but not covered, a few tablespoons–and put it in the microwave for 40 seconds. Yummy ganache emerged, and we dolloped it onto the ice cream. “Wow,” she said. “I’m so glad you’re my mom.” Hmm… maybe we should make kitchen magic more often.

Super Mom Hot Fudge