I wanted to make a quick hot fudge/chocolate syrup for my ice cream, and I think I did something wrong. Whether it was the cooking method or ingredients, what should I change for next time?
I used equal parts hot milk, packed brown sugar, and cocoa powder.
When a teaspoon of cornstarch wasn't thickening the syrup in the microwave, I took to the stove.
I think I let the concoction boil too long - it had reduced, and was a bit thicker than I wanted, but still fine. However, when I poured it over my ice cream, it hardened slightly into clumps (instead of a delicious smooth layer of a chocolate shell) - chewy and annoying, but not unpalatable.
Where did I go wrong?