“We make a lot of classic flavors, but we’re always thinking about how to make them better,” says Anne Walker of San Francisco’s Bi-Rite Creamery. This mint ice cream, for instance, isn’t fluorescent green, because it’s made with freshly picked mint leaves—not food coloring. And instead of waxy chocolate chips, it has ultrathin shards of chocolate, which instantly melt in the mouth. As for the sauce, this is hot fudge as it’s meant to be. Deeply chocolatey, it acquires an almost chewy quality when poured over ice cream. It’s adapted from a recipe in Sweet Cream and Sugar Cones (Ten Speed Press, 2012; $25), by Anne Walker, Kris Hoogerhyde, and Dabney Gough. To watch a video of this sauce being made, see .
Fresh Mint Chip Ice Cream
Hot Fudge Sauce