Easy Chocolate Fondue (2 Ingredients)

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Chocolate Fondue is a simple, yet classic dessert that comes together fast. It’s the perfect dip for strawberries, bananas, marshmallows, and more.

A strawberry dipped in chocolate fondue
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  1. Ingredients in Chocolate Fondue
  2. What is Fondue?
  3. The Best Type of Chocolate to Use for Fondue
  4. Fondue with Heavy Cream
  5. Food Dippers for Chocolate Fondue
  6. Frequently Asked Questions about Chocolate Fondue
  7. More Delectable Chocolate Recipes
  8. How to Make Chocolate Fondue
  9. Chocolate Fondue Recipe

This Chocolate Fondue recipe is quite possibly the easiest recipe on our site! Just two simple ingredients melt together to create the most decadent and divine dip for just about anything you can imagine. It’s the perfect dessert to end a romantic dinner, a special Valentine’s Day dessert or a tasty treat to share with the family on New Year’s Eve. Grab a skewer and get dipping; you will love it!

Ingredients in Chocolate Fondue

Sweet chocolate and heavy cream. That’s it! Just these two ingredients create a chocolate mixture that is to die for! No need for liqueur or other added ingredients. This recipe is perfect in its simplicity and tastes smooth and rich. You could add a pinch of salt to even out the sweetness, but it’s not necessary. Here’s what we recommend:

  • Chocolate Chips – 24 ounces or two bags of milk chocolate chips. You can use the equivalent weight in Baker’s Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate.
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream – save a bit more for thinning.
A strawberry, a banana slice, and a piece of angel food cake all dipped in chocolate fondue

What is Fondue?

Fondue originated in Switzerland. Cheese was melted with wine, and then eaten by dipping chunks of bread into it. Over time, fondue has come to represent a cooking style. Melted cheese or chocolate is served in a portable pot that is kept hot with a burner or electricity. A piece of food is placed at the end of a long-stemmed fork and dipped in the fondue and then eaten. Fondue sets are available at most department stores and online (As an Amazon affiliate we earn from qualifying purchases).

If you were born after 1980, fondue may not be all that familiar to you. Fondue became popular in the United States in the 1960s and 1970s. I remember a fondue pot set our Mom had that she would pull out on special occasions and we loved it! Fortunately, fondue made a comeback in the early 2000s and continues to be popular today. It’s like a chocolate fountain but with much less mess.

The Best Type of Chocolate to Use for Fondue

For this recipe, we like using quality milk chocolate chips. They melt easily and taste delicious! The Ghirardelli brand is our favorite. However, if you prefer a less sweet flavor, try Baker’s Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate chips, or bittersweet chocolate. It’s all up to you. And if you love peanut butter, see the recipe card below for details on how to make peanut butter chocolate fondue. So yummy!

Chocolate fondue being stirred with a spatula

Fondue with Heavy Cream

Heavy whipping cream is the other key ingredient in this two-ingredient fondue. Using heavy cream allows for a deliciously smooth texture and unbelievable flavor. If the chocolate seems too thick, add a bit more cream to the mixture. You’ll never have lumps or separation with this recipe. It’s deliciously perfect!

A tray of fondue dippers with chocolate fondue on the side

Food Dippers for Chocolate Fondue

The fondue experience is a social experience. Think roasting marshmallows over a fire, but a thousand times better! For chocolate fondue, we set out a tray of fruit, candies, and cookies. One dip in the fondue, and a piece of fruit suddenly becomes a little piece of chocolate heaven. You can choose anything in the world to dip in chocolate! Use your imagination, try new flavor combinations. Here are a few of our favorites, to get your creative juices flowing:


  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Bananas
  • Pineapple
  • Oranges
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Cherries
  • Dried Fruit (figs, mangoes, apricots)

On the fancier side

  • Pound Cake
  • Angel Food Cake
  • Peanut Butter Bon Bons
  • Biscotti
  • Donut holes
  • Mini Cream Puffs
  • Shortbread cookies
  • Candied Bacon
  • Cheesecake (cut in cubes)

For the whole family

  • Pretzels
  • Potato Chips
  • Graham Crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Oreos
  • Rice Krispie Treats (cut into bite-sized pieces)
  • White Chocolate Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (a MUST try!)

Frequently Asked Questions about Chocolate Fondue

Can I store leftovers for later?

This Chocolate Fondue is perfect to make ahead for a special evening. You can make it about three days ahead of time and store in the refrigerator.

How do I reheat chocolate fondue?

In the microwave: reheat for one minute in a microwave safe bowl and stir thoroughly. Repeat in 30 second increments until hot.
On the stove: Reheat in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until it reaches the desired consistency.

Can I use this fondue for ice cream?

Yes! This fondue makes the perfect chocolate sauce and tastes absolutely amazing over ice cream, so save some for your next sundae bar!

READ MORE:35+ Valentine’s Day Dessert Ideas

Melting Pot's Spinach Artichoke Fondue in a fondue pot

Cheese Fondue Recipes

If you are as obsessed with fondue as we are, you’ve got to try a couple of our cheese fondue recipes.

One is a cheddar cheese fondue for dipping breads, vegetables, and meat. The cheese is smooth and creamy.

The other is a Spinach Artichoke Cheese Fondue copycat recipe from The Melting Pot (pictured here). It is incredibly delicious!

More Delectable Chocolate Recipes

How to Make Chocolate Fondue

A strawberry, a banana slice, and a piece of angel food cake all dipped in chocolate fondue

Chocolate Fondue

5 from 4 votes
Chocolate Fondue is a simple, yet classic dessert that comes together in just TWO ingredients! A must for a romantic Valentine’s Day, girls’ night or a fun family evening in!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12



  • ON THE STOVE: Melt chocolate in a double boiler on low heat. Once chocolate chips are melted, slowly add heavy whipping cream until you reach the desired consistency. 
  • IN THE MICROWAVE: Combine chocolate and heavy whipping cream in a microwaveable bowl. Heat for 1 minute and stir well. Heat another 30 seconds and stir. Continue heating in 30 second increments and stirring until you reach the desire consistency.
  • Transfer to fondue pot or a mini crock pot at the warm setting to keep warm. If the fondue will be used right away, it will stay warm in a heavy ceramic bowl. If it starts to thicken too much, simply reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir.


  • You can also add ¼ cup peanut butter for a different delicious flavor!


  • Use any leftover fondue for hot fudge sauce.  It is delicious over ice cream!
  • To reheat in the microwave: reheat for one minute in a microwave safe bowl and stir thoroughly. Repeat in 30 second increments until hot.
    On the stove: Reheat in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir constantly until it reaches the desired consistency.
  • Add more heavy cream to thin out the sauce if it gets too thick.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 353kcalCarbohydrates: 39gProtein: 3gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 46mgPotassium: 15mgFiber: 2gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 419IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 79mgIron: 1mg

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  1. I was wondering…do you add your cream in at the beginning while your choc is still solid…or at the end when the choc is melted…or between as the choc melts? I have found at times that my choc turns into a great ball of mess…but I can't quite pinpoint the reason behind it. The results differ each time…have any suggestions as to getting it to a perfect runny consistency?

  2. 5 stars
    Hey Erica, we made the Broccoli Cheese soup tonight! It was really good. Thanks for all your yummy recipes!

  3. Thanks all you guys! I am glad you are all liking the blog! 🙂 I will do my best to continue posting recipes.. don’t worry.. I am nowhere NEAR running out of ideas! I still have HUNDREDS of recipes that I need to put on here.

  4. 5 stars
    Can I just tell you how much I love your blog! I found it on a friend of a friend’s blog…you know how blogging gets! 😉 But seriously–love the recipes…thank you for sharing!!

  5. That’s exactly how I found mine– I got it free with my new crock pot. However, I’m sure places like Wal-Mart or Target will have them to buy separately. Mine is called the “Little Dipper”.

  6. I found a mini pot at Bed, Bath and Beyond. Sometimes they are a freebie when you buy a regular size crock pot.

  7. Wondering where you found your mini crock pot. I have been looking for a fondue pot and this is just what I am looking for.

    This looks yummy.