Instant chocolate fondue

This recipe came about due to my lovely teenage son inviting friends for tea but neglecting to inform me. The first I would know about it, would be when I opened the front door to greeted by “Hiya! What are we having for tea? Ooh, what’s for pudding?” Yes, Macca, I mean you! So after the initial panic of what  main course to feed them ( let’s face it they have bottomless pits for stomachs so beans on toast was not an option!) I then have to provide a suitable pudding. My instant chocolate fondue was a winner from day one.

Following a rummage through my cupboards and hidey-holes (am I the only person who has to hide things so their teenage offspring doesn’t devour it on sight?) I came up with lots of bits of things, plenty of chocolate and a pot of cream. A pudding was born!

The beauty of this recipe is that it is brilliant at using up left overs. You don’t need to be picky about the type of chocolate you use and you can alter the recipe to taste and to suit your requirement. The fondue shown above was made with a 2:1 ratio of milk to dark chocolate but I have made it with just milk chocolate. For a more sophisticated dessert or for adults try upping the amount of dark chocolate. I would be reluctant to use all dark chocolate because it might be a tad bitter.


300g chocolate – anything goes!

10 fl oz single cream


  • Break up your chocolate into a heat-proof bowl then pour in the cream.
  • Suspend the bowl over a saucepan of hot water
  • Stir the mixture until the chocolate is melted.
  • Use a balloon whisk to beat the mixture into smooth, glossy gorgeousness.
  • Pour into bowls and serve with a variety of dippable things

You might want to try:

  • marshmallows
  • fruit – strawberries, apples, pineapple , cherries all work very well.
  • salted pretzels
  • mini doughnuts
  • left over cake
  • Biscuits
  • sponge fingers

Hope you enjoy this!

Ali xx







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