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dipping strawberry into chocolate fondue with bowl of strawberries and other dippers behind.
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Chocolate Fondue

One of the best desserts for special occasions is this easy chocolate fondue recipe. A few simple ingredients are melted into the most heavenly chocolate mixture.
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings



  • 8 ounces heavy cream can substitute up to half of the amount with whole milk for a thinner fondue
  • 1 tablespoon liqueur Grand Marnier recommended, see note below for other options
  • pinch salt
  • 12 ounces chocolate can use dark, semi-sweet, or milk chocolate, try to use good quality, chopped into small pieces


  • Heat cream: Add the heavy cream (or cream and milk, if using), the liqueur, and the salt to a medium-sized saucepan. Heat the mixture over medium heat just until the edges of the cream start to bubble. remove from heat and immediately add chocolate but do not stir.
    melting chocolate chips into scalded cream.
  • Mix fondue: After the chocolate has had about a minute to sit undisturbed, start to stir the mixture. Continuously stir until completely mixed.
    stirring chocolate into cream for chocolate fondue recipe.
  • Serve: Transfer melted chocolate fondue to a warm fondue set or keep warm on the stove over very low heat. Serve with a variety of chocolate fondue dippers.
    dipping strawberry into chocolate fondue.


Any kind of Liqueur that will taste good with chocolate will work. Some options include:
  • Chocolate – like Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
  • Coffee – like Kahlúa Coffee Liqueur
  • Nutty – like Frangelico Liqueur
  • Citrus – like Charles Regnier Triple Sec
  • Fruity – like Chambord Raspberry Liqueur
Nutritional information based on chocolate fondue only; not the dippers.


Calories: 319kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 14mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 417IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg