Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae (Dairy Free)
The day I planned on baking a batch of my sweet potato brownies to finally photograph ended up being the same day I promised my youngest brother I'd make him some vanilla ice cream. All day long while I was in the kitchen, I was thinking of a warm brownie, fresh out of the oven, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. One thing led to another, then all of a sudden I was making hot fudge––I'm still not sure exactly how I got there. But, then this happened and so did dessert before dinner––oops. My dad, brothers, and I were all in agreement that this dessert tasted exactly like something you'd get in a restaurant! That being said, this did happen to make me jump right back into a Whole7... just a quick 7 day reset and detox from Paleofied foods––that's how much like the real deal this tastes! If you're currently involved in a Whole30, don't even read the rest of this post, I'm serious––you'll ruin everything because this is so dang good!
Hot Fudge Brownie Sundae
Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 3-4 min Total Time: 13-14 min Serves: Up to 12
1 batch vanilla ice cream
1 batch sweet potato brownies
1 cup maple syrup
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 tbsp clarified butter or ghee
½ tsp vanilla extract
In a small saucepan, combine maple syrup, ghee, and vanilla extract. Whisk the cocoa powder in 1-2 tbsp at a time (½ cup = 8 tbsp), until well combined. Remove from heat and transfer to a small serving pitcher.
Place one brownie in each bowl or plate you’re serving. Top each brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Pour hot fudge over ice cream, serve immediately, and enjoy!
* If making the brownies or hot fudge ahead of time, you’ll need to heat them both up in the microwave for 1 minute (30 seconds at a time, with a 15 second rest) prior to serving!