This homemade Chocolate Fondue is thick, creamy, and rich with chocolatey goodness! It’s easy to make and even easier to eat with all of your favorite dippers. Serve this dessert fondue at your next party – it’s always a hit with friends of all ages.

A large bowl of chocolate fondue is placed in the middle of a serving tray full of dippers.

Chocolate Fondue

Sorry, Melting Pot… I like my chocolate fondue even more than yours. Mostly because it’s so easy to make and much more budget-friendly! And while it may be less pricey than what’s served at the Melting Pot, don’t worry – it doesn’t cut any corners with flavor or consistency. This chocolate fondue is the real deal! It’s rich, thick, and just sweet enough to make you smile.

The key to success with this chocolate fondue recipe is using two different types of chocolate. Both semisweet and bittersweet chocolate meld together to create the best rich chocolate flavor that just can’t be beat! Besides the chocolate itself, all you need is some heavy cream, vanilla extract and an optional splash of grand marnier to make the very best fondue.

Once you’ve gathered your short and sweet shopping list, pretty much all you need to do is mix it all together until it’s melted and ready to serve. Scroll down for more info on that quick and easy fondue making process! Once it’s ready to go in a matter of minutes, you can dip to your hearts desire with fruits, cookies, marshmallows, or whatever else sounds good to you. Have fun!

Fondue is being poured into a large pot.

How to Make Chocolate Fondue

Grab all of your ingredients and measure them out before you get started because this fondue recipe moves quick! Scroll to the bottom of this page for even more info.

  1. Create a double boiler. Add just a few inches of water to a pan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Place a bowl on top of the pan – make sure it isn’t touching the water!
  2. Add the cream to the bowl. Add cream to the bowl first. Heat until steaming, then turn the heat to low.
  3. Make it chocolatey. Stir the chocolate into the cream until smooth.
  4. Add the final touches. Once smooth, stir in the vanilla extract and grand marnier (if you’re using it).
  5. Serve! Pour the fondue into a fondue pot. Light the burner under it and make sure the flame is low so it doesn’t scald the fondue. Serve with all of your favorite dippers, and enjoy!

I love a traditional fondue pot but this electric version helps maintain an even temperature for all types of fondue. You can even use it to keep hot dips warm or serve up smaller appetizers like warm nuts.

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A strawberry is being dipped in chocolate fondue.

What should I serve with chocolate fondue?

There are so many different options! Fruits like strawberries, apples, bananas, kiwis, clementines and pineapple chunks are all great options. You can also stick to strictly desserts with cookies and pound cake. Let me know in the comments what you tried!

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What is chocolate fondue made of?

Here’s what you’ll need to make the very best chocolate fondue:

  • Heavy Whipping Cream – Don’t try to substitute this! You need it for the best rich and creamy consistency.
  • Chocolate – You need both semisweet chocolate (either melting wafers or chopped baking bars work best) AND bittersweet chocolate for this recipe.
  • Vanilla Extract – This creates a subtle sweet note to help balance out the rich chocolate.
  • Grand Marnier – Optional, but highly recommended. It adds a very light orange flavor to the fondue that makes it just a bit more elevated! It’s really best when added for an adults-only party, date night or a galentine’s day party with the ladies.


Chocolate fondue is best served fresh. While you can store it for later in the fridge, it’s really the smoothest and richest when first made.

A white pot is filled with fondue.

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A large bowl of chocolate fondue is placed in the middle of a serving tray full of dippers.

Get the Recipe: Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Rich and decadent Chocolate Fondue is the party treat that vanishes in minutes. Simple to make with easy to find ingredients.
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  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, either melting wafers or chopped baking bars work best
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon grand marnier, optional
  • Pound cake, bananas, marshmallows, berries, cookies and pretzels for dipping.


  • 1 fondue pot


  • Create a double boiler by adding a few inches of water to a saucepan and bringing to a boil over medium heat.
  • Place a mixing bowl on top of the saucepan being sure the bowl is not touching the water and add the cream to the bowl.
  • Heat the cream until steaming and turn the heat to low.
  • Add the chocolate to the cream and stir until smooth.
  • Stir in the vanilla and grand marnier, if using.
  • Transfer the fondue to a fondue pot and light the burner underneath being sure the flame is low so it doesn’t burn the fondue.
  • Serve the fondue with your favorite dipping items.


Fondue is best served soon after making it. 
Calories: 466kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 37g, Saturated Fat: 22g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 10g, Trans Fat: 0.04g, Cholesterol: 57mg, Sodium: 18mg, Potassium: 337mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 21g, Vitamin A: 725IU, Vitamin C: 0.3mg, Calcium: 63mg, Iron: 3mg