The best part of fondue is customizing it! Because this is made with bittersweet chocolate, you may want to stir in extra honey for sweetness. Add pinches of cinnamon, cayenne and chilli powder, and even a splish-splash of rich coffee or orange liqueur for a more complex flavour. We love how dairy-free coconut milk makes this taste just as rich and creamy as traditional fondue. And always be sure to check the package to ensure the chocolate is 100% dairy free.
- Portion size 6 servings
- Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: April 2014
- 200 to 225 g 71% bittersweet baking chocolate , chopped or bittersweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cups full fat coconut milk
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup liquid honey (optional)
- pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Assorted fruit such as banana, pineapple or strawberries, or dried fruit
In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt together chocolate, coconut milk, honey and salt. Stir in vanilla. Taste, stir in more honey to sweeten, if needed.
Pour into fondue pot or espresso cups; keep warm. Serve with fruit for dipping.
Change it up: Mexican Chocolate Fondue
Stir in 1/4 tsp each ground cinnamon and regular or ancho chilli powder, and 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper. Taste and stir in 1 to 2 tbsp coffee or orange liqueur.
Tip from The Test Kitchen: Coconut milk sometimes separates in the can, making it look curdled and unappealing. Just give it a whisk to recombine and to make it easier to pour. If you can't find dairy-free chocolate at your grocery store, try an on-line store. We've used vanillafoodcompany.ca to source milk, nut and gluten-free baking products. They're a Canadian company that ships across Canada and the United States.
Nutritional facts Per serving: about
- Fibre 1 g
- Sodium 2 mg
- Sugars 4 g
- Protein 1 g
- Calories 61.0
- Total fat 4 g
- Potassium 64 mg
- Cholesterol 1 mg
- Saturated fat 3 g
- Total carbohydrate 5 g
- Iron 5.0
- Calcium 1.0