Now that I'm a mom, and well past 18, I frequently indulge in hot fudge sauce, cold and straight from the fridge. I like mine so stiff and chewy that I often put it in the freezer. It's the perfect shot of chocolate after dinner.
Mother's Little Helper
1 1/2 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
3 Tbsp. butter
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. light corn syrup
1/3 cup evaporated milk
1 tsp. vanilla
In a small saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate, butter, sugar, and corn syrup together very slowly, stirring occasionally. Heat until almost bubbly. Remove from heat. Add milk and vanilla. Refrigerate until firm or enjoy it hot over ice cream and brownies.