This recipe for creamy hot fudge sauce flavored with coffee liqueur makes the perfect ice cream topping for holiday entertaining. Spoon sauce into decorative glass jars to hand out as food gifts.
1. Heat cream in a heavy-bottomed medium-size saucepan over medium-high heat until bubbles form along edge. Lower heat to medium-low and stir in both sugars, cocoa, butter, chocolate, espresso powder and salt.
2. Continue to heat over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until smooth and sugars are melted, about 10 minutes. Take off heat and stir in the coffee liqueur and vanilla. Allow to cool; store in airtight jars in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. When serving, reheat gently.
3. To present as a gift, wrap the tops of the jars in festive fabric and secure with ribbon; keep refrigerated until ready to give. Nestle in a tin filled with netting and include a whisk, wooden spoons and premium maraschino cherries.