Chocolate Fondue Recipe


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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

5 from 2 votes
Chocolate Fondue makes a fun dessert for a family, when entertaining or following a romantic meal. Easy to make and delicious to eat!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 12 ounces (336 g) milk chocolate, chips or chopped from a block of chocolate
  • 1 cup (238 g) heavy cream
  • pinch (0.4 g) sea salt


Method 1

  • 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.

Method 2

  • 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 the 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)


Calories: 317kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 152mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 437IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Hope you love it as much as we do!
Robyn xoxo

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Recipe Review


  1. Chrissy says:

    Does anyone have any idea how long this can sit warming? I’m doing a kids party tomorrow and want to make ahead as early as I can. I don’t want things to breakdown. Thanks!

    1. Krisha Davidson says:

      Did you ever get an answer to this??  I’m planning to make this tomorrow for my daughters school Valentine’s Day party. I was wondering the same thing and I was also wondering if the pot is big enough to double the recipe so that it would be enough for about 20 kids.  Of course each kid is only going to get a small dip of chocolate on their plate to dip their goodies in. 

  2. Shana Smith says:

    I was wondering if this recipe would work in a fondue fountain??.. I am on my class reunion committee and to keep cost of ticket prices we are doing our own desserts..and I was thinking a fondue fountain ( because I have one that I own and want to use ) would be a great dessert. I was looking for a different recipe other than add oil which comes with the fondue fountain.

    Shana Smith

  3. Nancy Long says:

    okay, now you’ve done it! Time to pull the fondue pot out, haven’t made chocolate fondue in oover a year and can’t remember the last time I made cheese. Everything old is new again! Thanks

  4. Teri says:

    Our new fav to dip is cooked BACON…on yum

  5. Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough says:

    I want to dip my face in this. Too much? 😉

  6. Reem | Simply Reem says:

    Chocolate can make everything heaven…
    We make fruit skewers to dip in chocolate fondue..
    I will try this recipe soon.

  7. Karen @ The Food Charlatan says:

    Love this! Everything is better dipped in warm chocolate. It’s true. I will try this soon!

  8. Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says:

    When my husband and I got married, we got a fondue pot as a gift and I promptly exchanged it because I figured we would never use it. (And I had a teeny tiny apartment kitchen at the time–space was an issue!) Well, now whenever I see a fondue recipe, I kick myself for returning that pot. Kick! Kick! Your fondue looks delicious–love the pinch of sea salt!