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Chocolate Fondue!

Yes indeed, we’ve gone back in time for a week! I’m blaming the local radio for this one after their chat about retro gadgets! The topic of fondue sets came up and one of the hosts was utterly baffled! Can you imagine not knowing the joy of dipping tasty treats into melty goodness? Anyway, it got me reminiscing about the fondue adventures of yesteryear – the cheese, the chocolate, and yes, even the quirky oil fondues. Unfortunately, my fondue set is no longer in the cupboard (I might have had two)!, but a few forks and a heatproof bowl will do the job! Coincidentally, it is National Chocolate Fondue Day on Monday (February 5th) so of course I needed to create something delicious to celebrate! As it was so delicious, I thought I’d share, so you can get shopping over the weekend and turn a mundane Monday into a chocolate dipping celebration!

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Fondue by Wisnu Prayoga on Unsplash

Chocolate Fondue Recipe

This is basically a mixture of chocolate and cream with a few extras thrown in if you like. The oil is to make the consistency great for dipping and the flavouring can be extract, spices or alcohol-free (or alcohol) spirit (rum is great). Try to use your favourite chocolate in this recipe, then you know the taste will be great. You can use dark, milk, white or a mixture, it’s up to you.

Chocolate Fondue
Created by:: Laurena @LifeDietHealth
  • 200 g dark vegan chocolate (can sub milk/white or a mix)
  • 150 ml coconut milk
  • 30 g coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (or alcohol free spirit or 1/4 teaspoon powdered spice)
  • Fresh fruits e.g., strawberries, raspberries, grapes, banana slices, pineapple chunks for dipping
  • Vegan marshmallows
  • Selection of Sweet or savoury crackers or cookies
  • Small cubes cake or brownies
  • *Extra toppings like chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or a sprinkle of sea salt.
  1. Prepare the Dippables:
  2. Wash and cut your preferred fruits into bite-sized pieces and arrange on a platter on shallow dish. Arrange the crackers or cookies with the marshmallows or cake.

  3. Make the fondue:

  4. Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in a heatproof bowl.

  5. Heat the coconut milk and coconut oil in a saucepan over a medium heat until it's just about to boil.

  6. Carefully pour the hot milk over the chocolate pieces. Leave for a minute to start the melting process, then stir until smooth and glossy.

  7. Add the vanilla extract (or other flavouring) and stir again until well combined.

  8. Do a taste test and adjust as required.

  9. If you have a fondue pot, pour the chocolate mixture into this, if not, keep in the heatproof bowl, or transfer to another one (if you're fussy about serving it tidy)! If changing dishes, it would be sensible to slightly heat the new bowl first (in the oven or by running hot water over it and drying thoroughly) to ensure your fondue stays dippable!

  10. Serve the fondue with your fruits and cookies etc.

  11. Use fondue skewers or small forks for dipping your items in.

  12. Enjoy!

What do I need?

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You can just serve your fondue with fresh fruit, or you could get fancy and make these delicious biscoff brownies or some shortbread to dip in.

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Fondue by Julia Blumberg on Unsplash


Ideally you need to make the fondue and eat it. You can of course reheat it another day if you have some left, but hopefully you’ll be left wishing you’d made more! Store it in the fridge (along with any leftover fruits).

Fondue bits by Heather Ford on Unsplash


Are you joining in with Chocolate Fondue Monday? Who are you sharing with? What are you serving it with? Ooo, croissants in the fondue would be delicious!

Anyway, as always, I love hearing about any recipes of mine you try, any ideas you adapt or suggestions you have for future recipes? Please share and tag me @LifeDietHealth or using #LifeDietHealth on InstagramPinterest,  Facebook or X.

Leave me a comment below… I love to chat!

I hope to speak with you soon

Laurena x

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Fondue by Produtora Midtrack on Pexels


  • evagallon 1st February 2024 at 17:51

    I’d never heard of the quirky oil fondues lol. I vaguely remember having a small fondue set about 15 years ago but have no idea what happened to it…Pyrex bowl over a saucepan of water it will have to be, then- I’m going to have to break my chocolate-fast, though😋

    • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 5th February 2024 at 19:19

      A chocolate fast! Oh gosh! Whhyyyy!🙈😁 I’ve had several fondue sets and only recently rehomed the last one! We used to go to a ‘Fondue Restaurant’ many many years ago and they’d present a boiling pot of oil and a plate of veg, potatoes and meat to ‘cook’ at the table! Very strange!

      • evagallon 5th February 2024 at 21:10

        I want to get back to my 9 stone self a few years ago🤪😋 I’m also working more hours now, so not walking as much as I used to.
        Oil fondues still sounds strange but thanks for the explanation hehe x

        • Laurena@LifeDietHealth 8th February 2024 at 11:33

          oh that’s a very precise number! but chocolate can still be eaten in moderation! Oh good to more hours from a money perspective but oh no from a time and exercise and walking perspective! lol


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