Easy Chocolate Fondue {3 Ingredients}

Best quick easy chocolate fondue recipe that’s rich and creamy made with just 3 ingredients. Great for dipping fresh fruits.

The first time I had chocolate fondue or “fondue de chocolate” as they called it, was at a wedding and I fell in LOVE at my first bite. Serving fondue at weddings or parties has become very popular, especially in a fountain, because it’s elegant and fun. You may want to make a few treats to dip in as well, such as Fudgy Brownies or Easy Butter Cookies.

How to make chocolate fondue

  1. Melt chocolate– In the microwave.
  2. Add heavy cream– and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix everything– Together until smooth. 
  4. Serve– With your choice of dippers and enjoy!

What to dip in chocolate fondue? What are some chocolate fondue dipping ideas (chocolate fondue dippers)?

Fruit- All fruits should be fresh, (no frozen fruits). They should also be washed and patted dry. For fruits that need to be sliced, make sure not to slice them too small. They should be big enough that you can easily pick them up and dunk them in the fondue.

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Bananas
  • Apples
  • Grapes
  • Pineapples
  • Mangoes
  • Dried apricots


  • Graham crackers
  • Ladyfingers
  • Oreos (Omg! So good!)
  • Pretzels
  • Marshmallows
  • Mini pancakes
  • Mini waffles
  • Mini brownies
  • Mini pound cake square pieces
  • Rice krispie treats
  • peanut brittle

Variations for chocolate fondue

Make on the stove- Heat the heavy cream in a non-stick saucepan on low heat. When, it’s warm, add chocolate and mix until it has melted into smooth consistency.

Make in a crockpot/slow cooker- Add the heavy cream and chocolate chips in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 1 hour. Then, uncover and mix everything together. Cover and cook on low for another 30 minutes. Mix again until you have a smooth consistency.

Heavy cream substitute- INSTEAD of using heavy cream, you can use evaporated milk, condensed milk (my least recommended option for you), half and half or coffee creamers. However, you would need to adjust the ratios since each of those ingredients can lead to different results. For example, using too much condensed milk will lead to a thick consistency that’s used for truffles.

Add alcohol- Such as rum, vodka, or amaretto for a boozy kick.

White chocolate fondue- Instead of dark or milk chocolate follow the recipe with white chocolate.

Use sugar-free chocolate- To make chocolate fondue for diabetics or others who are unable to eat a lot of sugar but still want to enjoy the treat!

Try other extracts- I used vanilla extract in my recipe but you can use other flavors of extracts too. such as peppermint, orange, or lemon.

Mexican chocolate fondue- Add in some ground cinnamon, chili powder, and paprika.

Tips and Techniques for chocolate fondue

What chocolate should be used?- I suggest Ghirardelli and Lindt, but use the BEST chocolate you can find, because HIGHER the quality, the BETTER the flavor. You can use dark, milk or semisweet.

How to thicken chocolate fondue? How to thin it?- To thicken it, add more chocolate or let it sit for 15 minutes and it will cool down and become thicker. If it’t too thick and you want to thin it out, add more heavy cream (1 tbsp at a time) and heat again.

Don’t substitute cream with milk- Because this can cause your melted chocolate to seize.

If using a chocolate fountain- Use my recipe below but double or triple it, depending on the size of your fountain and the amount of people you are serving. If having a party, quadruple it.

How much fondue per person?- I think 1/4 cup of fondue per person would be a good rule of thumb. After all, it’s only being used for dipping and not much is required for that.

Heat heavy cream- Because if it’s cold and you add it into the melted chocolate, the chocolate will start to cool down quickly and mixing everything together into a smooth consistency would become very challenging.


Fridge- This can be stored in a sealed container for up to 1 week.

Make Ahead- You can also make the recipe 3-4 days a head, and then warm to serve.

Freeze- The cream in this recipe will help the chocolate not seize when in an airtight container, however, it is best served immediately.

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Easy Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Best quick easy chocolate fondue recipe that’s rich and creamy. This quick dessert is made with just 3 ingredients and it’s great for dipping fresh fruits. 
Yield: 8 people


  • 12 oz Chocolate chips, Milk, Dark or Semisweet
  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract


  • Heat chocolate in the microwave in 30 second increments.
  • Add warm heavy cream and vanilla extract.
  • Mix everything together until smooth. 
  • Serve with your choice of dippers and enjoy!



Calories: 317kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 47mg, Sodium: 40mg, Potassium: 22mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 535IU, Vitamin C: 0.4mg, Calcium: 69mg, Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, French
Calories: 317
Author: CakeWhiz

11 comments on “Easy Chocolate Fondue {3 Ingredients}”

  1. This recipe saved me when my chocolate for cake pops needed a little extra thickening! Thanks for the tip about the heavy cream! Managed to create a chocolate that does not need to be kept cold.5 stars

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