I've just added a recipe for my mom's hot fudge sauce. After trying it once nobody in our family ever wanted Hershey's syrup on ice cream again and she had to keep making it for us. Now I make it for my family.
Apparently the first time she made it, she thought it wasn't very good and threw out the recipe. She had to go recover it the next day when she tried it again. For some reason this doesn't taste nearly as yummy until it has been chilled and reheated at least once. And the more times it gets chilled and reheated the better it tastes. I like to reheat it in the microwave and slightly over-heat it so the edges bubble.
The recipe calls for 2 cups of sugar but we like our chocolate dark so we only use about 1 and 1/3 cups. You can adjust it to your own taste.
My husband can't eat dairy so I make this with soy milk - it works perfectly. I assume those who like cream could also substitute some of that instead.
We put it on ice cream (of course!) but also cakes, cream puffs, and fruit. We also are known to eat it by the spoonful when it's cold.
Mom's Hot Fudge Sauce recipe....