Chocolate Orange Ice Cream Topping

My husband loves those orange jellied chocolate covered candy sticks that usually come out around Christmas time.  But then he likes any combination of orange and chocolate.  Me, not so much. Anyways, while he was away on a business trip, I decided to make this delicious ice cream topping for him.  He really really likes it a lot.  And the best news for him....it's all his.  He doesn't even need to share with me.

Chocolate Orange Ice Cream Topping
1 quart orange juice
2 cups sugar
1/2 to 1 cup cocoa powder
3 - 4 tablespoons pectin for low-sugar recipes
2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • In a heavy bottom pot cook orange juice over medium-high heat to simmering point.
  • Add lemon juice and then add pectin and stir thoroughly.
  • Bring to a boil and then add sugar.  Stir just until combined. Boil 1 whole minute.
  • Remove from heat and stir in cocoa powder.  You need to make sure it is well combined so use a whisk. Start with 1/2 cup of cocoa, taste and add more if needed.
  • Remove foam/froth with a slotted spoon.
  • Pour into warm sterilized 1/2 pint jelly jars leaving 1/2 inch head space.
  • Process in a boil water bath canner for 10 min.

Yields about 6 half-pints.  Can be doubled.

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