Easy Chocolate Fondue Recipe
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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.
The first time I had chocolate fondue or “fondue de chocolate” as they called it, was at a wedding and I fell in LOVE love at my first bite.
After that, I was on a MISSION to replicate that recipe.
So, I tried VARIOUS recipes for chocolate fondue with:
- Cocoa powder
- Evaporated milk
- Heavy cream
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Coconut oil
- Peanut butter
- Whipping cream
The BEST was heavy cream, hands down!
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However when I want to try DIFFERENT flavors, I use coffee creamers.
It’s an easy way to add a caramel, hazelnut or mocha flavor PLUS there are so many coffee cream flavors to choose from.
Serving DARK chocolate fondue for wedding or even Valentine’s day parties has become very POPULAR now, especially in a fountain.
It’s ELEGANT and FUN and honestly, who can resist all that chocolate? hehe
I have served this at girls night, sleepovers and even birthday parties.
Here are some questions and answers you may have about this QUICK dessert…
What chocolate to use for fondue?
Use the BEST chocolate you can find. Ghirardelli and Lindt are two of my favorites. The HIGHER the quality, the BETTER the flavor.
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.
How to make chocolate fondue with milk?
I DON’T t suggest milk at all. That can cause your melted chocolate to seize.
How to make chocolate fondue 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.
How to make chocolate fondue for fountain?
Use my recipe below but double or triple it, depending on the size of your fountain.
How to make chocolate fondue 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.
What to dip in chocolate fondue? What are some chocolate fondue dipping ideas (chocolate fondue dippers)?
Here are some fruit ideas:
- Dried apricots
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.
Here are some NON-FRUIT dipping ideas:
- Graham crackers
- Oreos (Omg! So good!)
- Mini pancakes
- Mini waffles
- Mini brownies
- Mini pound cake square pieces
- Rice krispie treats
- peanut brittle
How to make chocolate fondue at home?
The process is very SIMPLE. Start off by melting chocolate in the microwave. Add warm heavy cream and vanilla extract and mix everything together.
How much chocolate fondue per person?
This can obviously VARY, depending on how much a person enjoys fondue! I can probably eat a lot since I am a chocoholic! lol. 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.
How to make chocolate fondue without cream?
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.
Here are some TIPS for the this easy dessert:
- Use the BEST quality of chocolate you can find. You can use dark, milk or semisweet.
- A few of my friends have tried this chocolate fondue recipe with alcohol (rum, vodka, amaretto) and said they loved it. So, try that if you want something with a boozy kick.
- To make chocolate fondue for diabetics, use sugar free chocolate.
- You can HALF this recipe to make chocolate fondue for 1, 2 people. You can also DOUBLE, TRIPLE or QUADRUPLE this recipe to make chocolate fondue for a crowd /party.
- DON’T forget to heat the heavy cream. 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.
- To make white chocolate fondue, use white chocolate instead of milk/dark chocolate.
- If you want to keep your fondue warm but don’t have a fondue pot, just use a CROCKPOT and set the temperature to “warm.” That will work just as well!
- To make chocolate fondue WITHOUT a fondue pot, you can use a saucepan on the stovetop, microwave, or even crockpot. I find the microwave method the easiest, which is included in my recipe below.
- I used vanilla extract in my recipe but you can use other flavors of extracts too. To make chocolate peppermint fondue, use peppermint extract (perfect for Christmas). To make chocolate orange fondue, use orange extract and some orange zest. To make chocolate lemon fondue, use lemon extract and some lemon zest. To make Mexican chocolate fondue, add a little ground cinnamon, chili powder and paprika.
If you liked this recipe, you may like some of these other sweet treats:
Easy Chocolate Fondue Recipe
- 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!
Until next time, tata my lovelies!