Chocolate fondue + what to dip

June 14, 2017 Last updated: July 27, 2023
Chocolate fondue + what to dip

It took me a while to figure out how to put a good chocolate fondue on the table. By now I have tested so much that I can share the best and easy chocolate fondue with you, as well as tips for fondue dippers.

Best chocolate for chocolate fondue

Making chocolate fondue is all about the right consistency of chocolate. I use “plain” chocolate (Callebaut is my favorite brand of chocolate) combined with heavy cream to achieve this consistency. The result is an easy fondue recipe that works well for fondue sets.

Chocolate fondue fountain

If you want to use a chocolate fountain, I would not use the recipe below but choose special fountain chocolate from Callebaut or another brand. This chocolate has extra cocoa butter added to it, making it extra nice and smooth after melting.

Of course, you can also add extra cocoa butter yourself to the chocolate you want to use for the fountain. Then add 10% cocoa butter of the total amount of chocolate.

Baking basics chocolate fondue + what to dip 2a

Easy chocolate fondue

I made quite a few mistakes during my search for the best fondue recipe. From a deformed plastic bowl to a broken fondue set. So once in a while I can be a bit clumsy in the kitchen. But because of that, I can save you from all these beginner mistakes. 😉

With this easy chocolate fondue recipe, you won’t make any mistakes. I am happy to share my recipe with you.

Baking basics chocolate fondue + what to dip 3a

Chocolate fondue dippers

You can dip anything in chocolate, as long as you like the ingredient combined with chocolate. My favorites  are fruit, but pieces of cake are also very delicious with chocolate. I will list below what I have used before, but remember: there are many more possibilities!


  • Strawberries
  • All red fruits like raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, etc.
  • Grapes
  • Banana slices
  • Tangerine segments
  • Apple slices


  • Shortbread
  • Oreo’s
  • And of course: home made cookies

Other sweets

  • Pieces of loaf cake
  • Waffles
  • Meringues
  • Profiteroles/cream puffs
  • Marshmallows
  • Nuts
  • Pieces of caramel (fudge)

More fun!

Also very nice: put a few extra toppings on the table that you can decorate with. Chopped nuts, coconut shavings, sprinkles, etc.. That will be a very fun chocolate fondue.


best chocolate for fondue

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Easy chocolate fondue recipe

After much testing and experimenting, I can present to you the perfect recipe for easy chocolate fondue that cannot fail.
Servings: 4 people


  • 400 grams of chocolate flavor of your choice, I like milk chocolate best
  • 200-250 ml whipping cream


  • dash of liquor coffee liquor or amaretto


  • Melt the chocolate au bain-marie. Once melted add the heavy cream.
  • Stir firmly and add more heavy cream if you are not satisfied with the consistency.
  • You can serve the fondue in a special fondue set, but you can also serve it in a bowl. Without a heat source, it will solidify a bit faster, so stir frequently.
  • If you're going to chocolate fondue with adults only, you can also stir a splash of liqueur into the chocolate.

Serving chocolate fondue

  • You can serve this chocolate fondue in a stone fondue set that is heated, but remember to stir frequently.
  • You can also pour the chocolate mixture into a pretty bowl, like I did. If you go straight to the table and stir the chocolate occasionally, it really doesn't solidify incredibly quickly.

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