Chocolate Fondue Recipe
Excess chocolate fondue can be poured into chocolate moulds and refrigerated for home-made chocolate bites. Add a splash of liquor (such as Bailey’s or Rum) or pure vanilla extract if you wish to spice up the chocolate.
- 200g semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 4 tbsp thickened cream
- 1 1/2 tbsp milk
Suggested dipping foods
- fresh fruits such as strawberries and kiwi
- bite-sized cake pieces
- tealight fondue pot (if not using electric fondue pot)
1. Making the fondue (choose 1 from 3 methods below)
Water bath method
Boil a pot of water and reduce to a low, gentle simmer. Place a smaller mini pot with chocolate chips over the larger pot (see photo above) and stir until the chocolate is fully melted. Add the cream and milk while the chocolate is warm, stirring until the mixture is smooth with a velvety finish. Keep the chocolate warm with a tealight fondue pot.
Microwave method (Step-by-step tutorial here)
Place chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on low heat for 40 seconds. Stir the chocolate with a spoon (you will notice the chocolate is much softer than it looks). Return the bowl to the microwave and repeat the procedure (microwave for 15 seconds and stir), until the chocolate is fully melted. Add the cream and milk while the chocolate is warm, stirring until the mixture is smooth with a velvety finish. Keep the chocolate warm with a tealight fondue pot.
Choco Chef method
Note: Choco Chef is no longer available in the market. But in case you have it, here are the instruction for use.
Add chocolate chips to melting pot and set the temperature mark to II. After 10 minutes, stir the chocolate with a spatula until completely melted. Add cream and milk, stir until the chocolate is smooth with a velvety finish. Keep the chocolate warm throughout the fondue session with temperature mark I.
2. Arrange dipping foods in a platter, and dip the food in the warm chocolate.
OMG so cute!! Chocolate party rocks!
This is so fun!
OMG! I have to get this! Too cute! I left my fondue set in Melbourne and I miss it….
Can you tell me where do you get thickened cream or is it something that you make?
I got mine from the local supermarket. looks like this – http://www.dairyfarmers.com.au/productdetails.aspx?Id=2456 or http://www.bullafoodservice.com.au/chilled-range/cream-products/thickened-cream/thickened-cream-300ml.html
you can substitute with whatever cream you can find in your area (e.g. heavy cream, double cream).
I spent quite the money getting people chocolate dipped strawberries for Valentine’s Day. Maybe I’ll opt for this instead next year!