Thursday, October 4, 2012

Samoa Ice Cream Sauce

After having a fabulous time at the Girl ScoutsCookie Bake-Off Benefit last week and enjoying Samoa-flavored coffee and also buying some Samoa cookies to take home, I have been practically dreaming of the luscious combination of caramel, chocolate, and coconut.

And so, it's hardly surprising that after talking about ice cream sauces with Craig recently - telling him that I make really lovely caramel and hot fudge varieties - I would have an epiphany: combine these two flavors, add some coconut milk, and make a liquid variation on one of my favorite cookies.

The only thing better would be to pour this over Edy's Samoa ice cream, and then crumble a couple of the cookies over the top!

Samoa Ice Cream Sauce
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Bring brown sugar, corn syrup, and coconut milk to a boil over medium-high heat in a 1-quart saucepan; stir constantly and cook for 5 minutes - mixture will foam up. Remove from heat, then stir in butter and vanilla. Stir in half-and-half and chocolate chips until smooth. Return sauce to a boil, and cook for 3 minutes without stirring. Pour into a jar, and let the sauce cool for awhile before serving; if it's too hot, it will burn you and it will simply melt the ice cream instead of turning into a chewy, fudgy sauce when it's poured over the cold substance.

Makes not quite 1-1/2 cups.


Jenn said...

OMG.. you are pure genius!!! Samoa's are my favorites and I am not usually a fan of coconut. But how can you resist it when it's crunchy and has caramel and chocolate too???

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

Isn't it fun when a recipe is just born!! Looks delicious

Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet said...

Oh YUM!!! Sounds delightful!!

Carla said...

Yummy. I just made ice cream tonight. What a great topping this will be.

chocoholic said...

As a lifelong Girl Scout and lover of Samoas I have one word for you:


Chris said...

I don't care for coconut flakes at all but coconut milk, I adore! The sauce sounds heavenly!

Debra said...

Oh my, I think you are trying to make me gain 500 pounds. I LOVE samoas!

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