To make this, you just need chocolate, a dairy product, and an optional extra flavor. For chocolate, something like Scharffen Berger bittersweet or semi sweet is best, but;chocolate chips work fine. I figure about an ounce or so for 2 servings. Next is a dairy product, half and half is best, but you can use cream, milk, even soy milk. And finally is an extra flavor, like Grand Mariner, Cognac, vanilla, or a bit of espresso. This scales easily for more people.
Start by putting the chocolate in microwave proof bowl:
Then add the half and half, about this much:
Then microwave until it starts to boil:
For a small batch like this, it only takes 30 seconds or so.Take it out... the chocolate won't be all melted yet:
But start to stir, and it should turn into a nice, dark sauce:
Optional at this point is to add something like Cognac or Amaretto (what ever would be nice with what you are putting it on), just a teaspoon or so. Or you can add a bit of vanilla, or some espresso.
Finally, serve. For ice cream, one of us likes some chocolate sauce on the ice cream.... the other likes a little ice cream with her chocolate sauce. Works perfectly!