Chocolate fondue recipe

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A chocolate fondue is a fun, easy dessert idea. Perfect for parties, romantic occasions or even just a family meal, fondues are always popular

Chocolate fondue recipe
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Preparation Time10 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories704 Kcal35%
Sugar52.5 g58%
Fat50.3 g72%
Saturated Fat31.0 g155%
Salt0.16 gRow 4 - Cell 2
Protein6.9 g14%
Carbohydrates52.5 g20%
Salt0.16 gRow 7 - Cell 2

Chocolate fondue makes a divine dessert and is the perfect choice for chocoholics, plus it’s so easy to make!

For this chocolate fondue recipe, choose a good quality plain or dark chocolate with between 50-70% cocoa solids. This will make for a rich and silky smooth finish on your chocolate fondue dessert! The dark chocolate will also compliment the sweetness of the fruit or marshmallows you're going to be dunking into it.

Kids will absolutely love this one, and if you're brave enough it's a great showstopper to bring out at little ones' birthdays!

A few drops of peppermint extract or orange oil can be added to give a different flavour to the chocolate. Or, for a grown-up version, add 2-3 tbsp liqueur or brandy to the hot cream and milk step of this recipe for a bit of a boozy dessert!


  • 150ml double cream
  • 75ml milk
  • 400g plain chocolate, finely chopped
  • Fresh fruit, mini muffins or marshmallows for dipping




  1. Pour the cream and milk into a pan and heat gently until almost boiling. Remove from the heat and stir in the chocolate. Continue stirring until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth and thick.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a fondue pot and set over a low flame or serve in a warmed heatproof bowl. If the chocolate fondue starts to set place the bowl over a pan of simmering water and stir until smooth. Skewer the fruit, mini muffins or marshmallows onto long handled forks and dip into the chocolate.
Top Tip for making Chocolate fondue

To chop the chocolate quickly, break into pieces and process in a food processor for a few seconds.