Individual Chocolate Fondue

individual chocolate fondue

Double dippers rejoice! With individual fondue bowls, you can dunk every last bite of fruit or cake in warm, rich chocolate – without eliciting sideways glances from your tablemates. Individual chocolate fondue (French for “melted”) does not require a special fondue pot (with heat source below), long forked spears, or even a special occasion. (Though it’s a fun and easy Valentine’s Day dessert.) The fondue stays warm enough if you serve right away. Nor does it require a double boiler or any real skill to make: Heat cream & milk, add chocolate, whisk, dip. Then dip again! I think this is perfectly acceptable finger food, but you could also supply dessert forks or toothpicks for dipping.

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Individual Chocolate Fondue            Click Here for Recipe Only

Makes 4 small servings (can be doubled)

  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup milk (any kind – even skim will work)
  • 1 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • Strawberries, sliced bananas, pound cake cubes or pretzels for dipping

In a small saucepan, heat cream and milk just to a simmer and then turn off heat. Add chocolate chips and begin slowly whisking until the chocolate melts and becomes fully incorporated with the cream/milk. Pour into small bowls or ramekins and serve immediately with fruit or dippers of choice.

Use a small saucepan to heat the cream & milk. (This can also be done with a glass bowl in the microwave.)

Use a small saucepan to heat the cream & milk. (This can also be done with a glass bowl in the microwave.)

When cream/milk starts to foam, turn off heat and add chocolate chips.

When cream/milk starts to foam, turn off heat and add chocolate chips.

Whisk slowly to melt chocolate.

Whisk slowly to melt chocolate.

Voilà! A silky chocolate sauce that’s perfect for dipping.

Voilà! A silky chocolate sauce that’s perfect for dipping.

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Pour into little bowls and serve with fruit, cubed cake, pretzels — whatever!

PS – It’s also delicious as an ice cream topping!

Double duty as an ice cream topping!

Double duty as an ice cream topping!

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