My family is a bit obsessed with making chocolate fondue lately.
I blame it on my friend, Amy. Back around Thanksgiving, she started talking about making fondue and planted the fondue making bug in my head. I let it go for a little while and then around Christmas she mentioned it again.
During the discussion, I mentioned that we didn’t own a fondue pot and that I really should rectify that situation soon.
Well, about two days later, our sweet UPS guy knocked on the front door with a delivery. Low and behold inside held a bright and shiny fondue pot to my family from my sweet friend Amy’s family.
How sweet are they?
Anyway, like an excited kid ready to make fondue in my pretty fondue pot, I decided we’d begin with chocolate.
We haven’t looked back.
Here’s how we make my son’s favorite chocolate fondue. He prefers milk chocolate, but I’ve included variations that will satisfy any chocolate lover’s appetite.
Few things are as easy to prepare and fun to eat as a pot of chocolate fondue with fresh fruit, marshmallows, pretzels, or even cookies as dippables.
You begin by adding about 12-ounces of chocolate to your fondue pot on low heat.
Then, add in your heavy cream.
Sprinkle in a pinch of sea salt and then you’ll start gently stirring the fondue as it begins to melt.
You’ll wind up with a rich, creamy pot of chocolate fondue that is absolutely delicious.
Serve with a platter of various items for dipping, along with fondue forks for dipping.
Chocolate fondue is great for a fun family dessert, entertaining a crowd, or after a romantic meal for two on Valentine’s Day.
Here’s the recipe for Chocolate Fondue along with a few variations we love.
Chocolate Fondue Recipe
- 12 ounces milk chocolate chips or chopped from a block of chocolate
- 1 cup heavy cream
- pinch of sea salt
- Add chocolate chips to the bowl of the fondue pot. Turn the fondue pot on a low heat setting. For my Cuisinart Fondue Pot, this is a 3. Add heavy cream and sea salt. Begin to stir immediately as chocolate melts and until completely melted. Reduce heat if needed.
- Serve with a platter of dippables, along with fondue forks or bamboo skewers for dipping items into the fondue.
- Heat heavy cream in a small, non-reactive saucepan over medium heat. Once the cream comes to a simmer, remove from heat and add the milk chocolate. Pour chocolate fondue into fondue pot with servo lit underneath.
Dark Chocolate Fondue - Replace milk chocolate with a blend of 10-ounces dark chocolate and 2-ounces semi-sweet chocolate. Espresso Chocolate Fondue - Add 1 teaspoon espresso powder to ingredients as heating. Kahlua Chocolate Fondue - Add 1 tablespoon Kahlua once chocolate has melted. Stir to combine well. White Chocolate Fondue - Replace milk chocolate with white chocolate pieces chopped from a white chocolate bar. Toffee Chocolate Fondue - Add 3 tablespoons toffee bits to the chocolate fondue. Hazelnut Chocolate Fondue - Add 3 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts to the chocolate fondue. Peppermint Chocolate Fondue - Add 1 teaspoon peppermint extract to the chocolate fondue. Top with crushed peppermint sticks (optional)