How to Make the Best Chocolate Fondue

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Enjoy Fondue During the Summer

Warm summer nights make for great opportunities to treat others to high-quality chocolate fondue. The process of dipping and sampling different chocolate flavors makes chocolate fondue a social dessert, offering time to enjoy each other’s company.

Although chocolate fondue fountains may take time to prep, they are easy and cheap to make and are well worth the time invested. No matter the occasion, fondues are a wonderful social dessert.

How to Make Chocolate Fondue

Making chocolate fondue doesn’t require any special equipment. Gather a saucepan, 8 ounces of chocolate for melting, ¼ cup milk and heavy cream, and one teaspoon of vanilla. Over medium heat, melt the chocolate and slowly add the milk, cream, and vanilla. Stir occasionally until the fondue reaches a smooth consistency.

Chocolate fondue can be served immediately or stored in the refrigerator for later use. Alternatively, to set out for extended periods, the chocolate fondue can be poured into a fondue pot or slow cooker to keep the chocolate warm for dipping.

To set out for extended periods, the chocolate fondue can be poured into a fondue pot or slow cooker to keep the chocolate warm for dipping.

What Chocolate is Best for Fondue

Using quality chocolate is essential and will determine the quality of the fondue. Look for chocolate made with all-natural ingredients and without artificial sweeteners or oils. Pure chocolate leads to the best results and the most wholesome flavor possible.

Traditionally, chocolate fondue is made using dark chocolate; however, personal preference and dipping selection is important to consider. Milk and white chocolate are also excellent options when making fondue. Instead of making just one, make all three to allow guests to experiment and find a favorite. 

What to Dip in Chocolate Fondue?

When sampling chocolate fondue, different kinds of foods can lead to a variety of flavors. Chocolate is a versatile treat that compliments savory, sweet, and fruity flavors.

Remember to bring staple dipping foods such as strawberries, marshmallows, pound cake squares, and pretzels for any fondue sampling. After the essentials are out of the way, enjoy more novel flavors such as wafer cookies, pineapple, and berries. Each item should be made in bite-sized pieces for effortless eating.

For high-quality fondue chocolate, consider Dilettante's chocolate TruffleCreme. These miniature truffles are made with premium chocolate blends for a delicious chocolate ganache center with a complimentary chocolate shell. TruffleCremes come in many colorful flavors and are a great option to perfect any fondue.

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Raised in the Pacific Northwest, Ryan has a fondness for the outdoors, music, and coffee. Some of his favorites are Dilettante's Chocolate-Covered Bing Cherries and L'Orange Truffles. Through his writing and content, he hopes to grow the Dilettante community.