Well-made sundaes like the ones at Itgen's Ice Cream Parlour are rare treats. The secret to their success is really no secret at all; it's simply a matter of using top-quality toppings. Here's how to make a hot fudge sauce just like theirs. This recipe first appeared with the 2012 SAVEUR 100 item on Itgen's Ice Cream Parlour »
8 oz. chopped, unsweetened chocolate 1 cup sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 8 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 tbsp. vanilla extract ¼ tsp. kosher salt 1⅓ cups water
In a 2-qt. saucepan, combine all ingredients. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce thickens and becomes smooth and shiny, about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly before serving, or transfer to a glass jar with a lid and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Before serving, reheat sauce in a saucepan over low heat or in a bowl in the microwave for about 30 seconds, as it will thicken when refrigerated.