Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow Sundae


Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow SundaeThe Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow Sundae is the result of last week’s blog on the Double Chocolate No Machine Ice Cream.  Several readers questioned what to do with the leftover condensed milk.  A 14 ounce can of condensed milk is measured by weight and contains 1 1/4 cups of milk.   Using 1/2 cup in the ice cream leaves 3/4 cup left over.  What to do with it?

So here is the post from my original blog, The Ardent Cook.  It has the ice cream from last week as well as hot fudge sauce and homemade marshmallow creme making it the Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow Sundae.

Updating this blog is the use of the last 3/4 cup of condensed milk in the hot fudge sauce.  I am leaving both hot fudge sauces in the blog because truthfully, I prefer my original because I think it has a deeper flavor.  However, this recipe, from Eagle Brand Condensed Milk was scaled down to use the leftover condensed milk.This is an unusual blog for me to write.  Normally I write about foods I love, recipes I’ve developed or articles I think would be helpful to my readers. But when I saw this method of making ice cream without an ice cream machine, I knew I had to write about it.  The next thought was, as it is with so many food people, what else can I do with it?  Gilding the lily immediately came to mind as you can see with the hot fudge sauce and the marshmallow creme.

I wish I could say I was the genius behind this fantastic ice cream, but, alas, ‘twas not me. This comes to us from Cook’s Country.com which is from America’s Test Kitchen. Of course, I tinkered with the basic idea a bit but this is so fast, so easy, so creamy and soooooooo delicious. The one thing to be aware of is that is freezes rock hard. So when it comes time to serve, let it sit at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes to make it more scoopable. The fact this requires no ice cream machine makes this accessible to everyone.  Although I used mini chocolate chips, any add-in can be used such as caramel, marshmallows, candy pieces, etc.

Make sure to use sweetened condensed milk and not evaporated milk as they are two completely different products. The heavy cream is often sold as 40% cream.

Both fudge sauces are really easy and mine is actually a variation of my Chocolate Fondue which uses 3/4 cup heavy cream and 1/4 cup milk.

The marshmallow creme is remarkable on several levels and is a variation of one by Wayne Harley Brachman. When researching this, all the recipes used egg whites as a base and most used Italian Meringue, as does this one.  What I like about this one is the use of more corn syrup than sugar.  It is tremendously sturdy and has a great deal of body.  This is so far superior to bought marshmallow cremes and lasts in the refrigerator.  It can be used wherever marshmallow creme is called for.

Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow Sundae
1 recipe Double Chocolate No Machine Ice Cream
Hot Fudge Sauce
Marshmallow Creme

Helen’s Hot Fudge SauceIngredients for Helen's Hot Fudge for the Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow Sundae6 ounces semisweet chocolate
1 cup half and half
1 stick butter (1/2 cup or 4 ounces)
1/2 cup sugar (100 grams or 3 1/2 ounces)
2 tablespoons cornsyrup
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine all but the vanilla in a saucepan. Ingredients for Helen's Hot Fudge Sauce for the Ulitmate Hot Fudge Mashmallow SundaeBring to a boil over low heat and boil for 3 minutes.Helen's Hot Fudge Sauce boiling for the Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow Sundae Add vanilla. Cool completely and store in the refrigerator. Warm slightly before using. If it is too thick, thin with half and half or water.

Approximately 2 cups

Eagle Brand Condensed Milk Hot Fudge SauceIngredients for EagleHot Fudge SAuce for the Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow Sundae3/4 cup chocolate chips (125 grams or 4 1/3 ounces)
2 tablespoons butter (30 grams or 1 ounce)
3/4 cup condensed milk
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine the chocolate chips, butter, condensed milk and water in small heavy saucepan over medium heat. Ingredients for Eagle Hot Fudge Sauce for the Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow SundaeWhisk or stir to melt everything. Stir in vanilla. Serve warm over ice cream or as fruit dipping sauce.Finished Eagle Hot Fudge Sauce for the Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow Sundae

Approximately 1 1/3 cups

Marshmallow CremeMarshmallow ingredients for the Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow Sundae1/3 cup water
1 1/4 cup corn syrup
3/4 cup sugar (150 grams or 5 1/3 ounces)
4 large egg whites
2 tablespoons vanilla

In a small saucepan, bring the water, corn syrup and 1/2 cup (100 grams or 3 1/2 ounces) of sugar to a boil.Sugar Syrup boiling for the Ultimate Hot Fudge SundaeWash the sides of the saucepan down with a pastry brush (not plastic) dipped in hot water. Continue to boil hard until a candy thermometer reaches 246 degrees.

In the meantime, place the egg whites in a clean mixing bowl fitted with a whisk. Egg whites in bowl for marshmallow creme for the Ulltimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow SundaeBeat until soft peaks Marshmallow before sugar being added fo the Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow Sundaeand slowly add the remaining 1/4 cup (50 grams or scant 2 ounces) sugar to the soft peak stage.Sugar added to egg whites for marshmallow for the Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow Sundae If the whites get done before the syrup, reduce the speed to the lowest and keep mixing. Do not turn off the mixer. When the syrup comes to temperature, raise the speed of the mixer to medium and slowly drizzle it into the whites. Syrup being added to marshmallow for the Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow SundaieTurn the mixer to high and beat until thick and lukewarm. Reduce the mixer to low and add the vanilla.Finished marshmallow creme for the Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow Sundae

Yield: About 5 cups

Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow Sundae
Scoop Double Chocolate No Machine Ice Cream into bowls.  Top with the Hot Fudge Sauce of your choice and the Marshmallow Creme.


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9 thoughts on “Ultimate Hot Fudge Marshmallow Sundae

  1. vera parker

    Loved the ice cream, although I will omit the mini chips next time. Can’t wait to try the Eagle Brand hot fudge sauce.

  2. Bruce

    This blog is confusing. Your paragraph implies that your marshmallow creme doesn’t involve Italian meringue, but it does. Do you have a recipe for marshmallow creme that doesn’t start with Italian meringue? Also, the first step of the recipe says 1/2 cup water instead of 1/2 cup sugar. Otherwise, this is a great page with three good-looking recipes, and a link to a fourth. Thanks!

    1. hfletcher Post author

      Thanks for the catch Bruce. I corrected the water/sugar problem. I did say most use the Italian Meringue. I didn’t mean to imply this one didn’t, but I liked the corn syrup instead of just sugar as it gives a sturdier base. All the others use just sugar and or a couple of tablespoons of corn syrup. If you go to my blog https://www.pastrieslikeapro.com/2015/10/hazelnut-crunch-bars/#.WWd–WVh2Rs there is mention of a marshmallow made with gelatin and one made with Italian meringue. If you prefer not to use egg whites, here is one set on gelatin alone – http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/homemade-marshmallows-5115200. Although I have not tested it as a creme, reducing the gelatin would make it softer.

      1. Bruce

        Thanks, Helen. No more confusion on this page.

        I wish I had thought to mention this before. You know that it’s common for people to confuse evaporated milk with sweetened condensed milk. You talk about it in this post, but it would also be wise, any time sweetened condensed milk is used in a recipe, to actually call it that in the ingredients list, rather than just “condensed milk” as you did here. Anything that makes a recipe clearer is a good thing, although I’m sure you have some of the best followers around, who read the recipes carefully.

        1. hfletcher Post author

          Hi Bruce – As hard as I try in posting, I hope that people read the header. That is where I talk about ingredients, what to look for or not look for, anything that would be of help in getting the recipe to work the best. I already get bashed by SEO for being way over the 300 words they suggest but I do appreciate your suggestion.

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