Thursday, July 21, 2011

Root Beer Float Fudge Sauce


Most fun flavor of fudge ever!  I ran across this recipe over at Mel's Kitchen Cafe.  I was lazy and didn't beat the fudge long enough to turn it into a thick, solid fudge, but it makes a wonderful topping for ice cream.  The one thing I've always loved about a fudge not turning out quite right....it's never wasted.

Heating the fudge slightly to pour over ice cream does make the marshmallows a little sticky....no stubborn marshmallows will keep me from my fudgy glory!


Root Beer Float Fudge Sauce

4 cups sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 1/2 cups non fat evaporated milk
1 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp root beer extract
2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

In a large saucepan, combine the sugar, corn syrup, evaporated milk and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches 236 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the vanilla and root beer extracts.

Pour the mixture into a 9X13-inch baking pan (you’ll be mixing it again later). Leave the pan undisturbed to cool at room temperature for about an hour.  Pour the mixture into a large mixing bowl and mix on medium speed until fudge thickens.  Stir in the mini marshmallows and stop mixing.

Pour mixture into mason jars and let fudge sauce finish cooling before tucking jars away in the fridge.



36 comments:

  1. Oh yum. Spoon? Check. Ice cream? Check. Bowl? Check.

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  2. This sounds delicious - I would never have thought of it, but now I want some!

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  3. Oh man fudge is always a winner in my books, your right it can never really be wasted. Even fudge soup sounds awesome...
    Thanks for sharing.

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  4. This is the best thing I've ever heard of!! I would probably just eat it straight from the jar! :)

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  5. This sounds and looks really delicious, I have never had anything like this. Sounds almost exotic to me

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  6. Please pass the sludge! I second the motion to eat it directly from the jar. :)

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  7. Wait, what?! This sounds totally crazy but I wanna try it!!

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  8. Not a big soda gal but root beer is my fave, in a fudge sauce? OMG I want some.

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  9. I'd eat all those ingredients either way! Looks wicked and wonderful.

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  10. Oh Lordy... That is just plain awesome! Love it!

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  11. Just stick a straw in the jar and I am ready to go! Looks and sounds like a fudgey dream come true!!

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  12. This sounds so good, especially with the mini- marshmallows mixed in and with this heat, I like it better as an ice cream topping! This looks incredible!!

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  13. This is seriously awesome! Root beer is by far my favorite soda (and the only one I really drink!), so this is perfect. Thank you for sharing!

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  14. Now that's another sticky mess you've gotten us into :-)
    Fantastic!

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  15. I have never made fudge before, but I will be happy to eat yours right out of the yar. I love root beer! It is my favorit drink when I am in the States.

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  16. Mmm..such a sweet incredibly sweet thing with marshmallows. Too tempting :)

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  17. What a fun idea and your pictures are beautiful :)

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  18. Lovely! Want to eat that on its own.

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  19. YUM!!! I would be munching on this everytime I went to the fridge!

    Eating it straight from the jar would be the way to go.

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  20. This is SO creative! I think my root beer float loving daughter would LOVE this :)

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  21. This is creative and a serious indulgence which I don't mind trying :)

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  22. Holy crap that's attractive! I've never had a root beer float (not something generally offered over here) but I have a vague idea of what it would taste like.

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  23. This sounds fantastic! I can only imagine it slathered all over some vanilla ice cream!

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  24. What an awesome fudge sauce!

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  25. Looks like the perfect topping! And you are so right--fudge never goes to waste!

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  26. Ooh, hubby loves root beer and fudge so I think I'm onto a winner here :) Now I just need to figure out where to get root beer extract in Australia... Thanks so much for sharing!!

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  27. My thats looks rich rich rich

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  28. oh my heart stay still! this is seriously addictive!

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  29. How in the world did I miss this??? I'm so pinning this so I can make this! Sounds amazing!!!

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  30. What a fabulous idea! All you need is a spoon :)

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  31. My brother would love this. He loves root beer floats! This looks so amazing

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