Chocolate fondue is a perfect recipe for dessert. Make it to celebrate a special occasion, a holiday, or just because.Jump to Recipe
It’s no secret that we all have a sweet tooth in my house. Chocolate is definitely my weakness. Any type of chocolate, but especially milk chocolate. Justin loves dark chocolate.
No matter what type of chocolate you prefer, you can make chocolate fondue for dessert with just 2 simple ingredients. I use a semisweet chocolate bar that is made for melting and evaporated milk. You can also use heavy cream, but it makes it too thick in my opinion.
There are a few ways to make fondue. If you have an electric fondue pot, that’s obviously the easiest way. We have a fondue warmer, but not one that cooks the fondue. For that reason, I use a saucepan but you can also use a double boiler on the stove to prepare the fondue, then serve it in our fondue pot with the warmers underneath.
For a wedding gift, I was given a recipe book that was copycat recipes from The Melting Pot. That’s where we got the idea for this dessert fondue as well as the cheese fondue that we make. We also received the fondue pot along with fondue forks for serving. if you don’t have fondue forks, you can also use a regular bamboo skewer instead.
I get asked often what to dip in the fondue. There’s almost no wrong answer, but here are our favorites:
- Angel Food Cake Cubes or Pound Cake Cubes
- Fresh Fruit, especially strawberries, banana slices, blackberries, pineapple chunks, and oranges
- Graham Crackers
- Pretzel Rods (some like potato chips)
- Rice Krispies
- Mini Pancakes or Waffles
- Ice Cream
We have made this easy chocolate fondue recipe on multiple occasions now. It’s perfect for Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve. For my 30th birthday, we did a fondue party and had a few types of chocolate available. Because this is such an easy dessert, it doesn’t take long to put it together. Honestly, the longest part is getting your dippers ready.
Chocolate Fondue Step by Step
- 8oz semi-sweet chocolate bars
- 1/3 cup evaporated milk
- Fondue Dippers
In a small saucepan combine the chocolate and the evaporated milk.
Melt over low heat, stirring constantly.
Once it has melted completely transfer the melted chocolate to the fondue pot.
Light the flame under the pot to keep the chocolate warm.
Stir chocolate occasionally to keep it all melted and smooth and serve.
Chocolate Fondue Leftovers
Storage: Store leftover chocolate in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
Reheating: Warm the chocolate over low heat in a saucepan or double boiler.
Freezing: I do not recommend freezing chocolate fondue.
Originally Published On: December 19, 2022
- 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate bars
- 1/3 cup evaporated milk
- Fondue Dippers
- Fondue Pot
- In a small saucepan combine the chocolate and the evaporated milk
- Melt over low heat, stirring constantly
- Once it has melted completely transfer the melted chocolate to the fondue pot
- Light the flame under the pot to keep the chocolate warm
- Stir chocolate occasionally to keep it all melted and smooth and serve
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutrition content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
Chocolate Fondue FAQ
You can use any chocolate, but the different types of chocolate will affect the taste. I like semi-sweet chocolate since we usually have sweet dippers. But you can also use white chocolate, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or bittersweet chocolate.
It will harden over time. The best way to serve it is in a fondue pot or a chafing dish with a warmer underneath.
Always verify with your ingredients, but the fondue itself should be gluten-free. A higher concern would be the dippers and any cross-contamination between those foods.
Since this is a sweet fondue, I would suggest pairing it with a dessert wine such as Riesling or even a fruity Chardonnay.
Angel Food Cake Cubes or Pound Cake Cubes
Fresh Fruit, especially strawberries, bananas, blackberries, pineapple, and oranges
Pretzel Rods (some like potato chips)
Mini Pancakes or Waffles