January 24, 2013

fondue for you


I'm not sure if there is any other dessert that gives off the "friends gathered around a campfire enjoying food and conversation", like fondue. I suppose the only other dessert would be s'mores because, well, you gather around a campfire and enjoy friends and conversation when you make s'mores.

Unless you make those suckers in the microwave. And if you haven't microwaved a marshmallow yet, you should. Just keep and eye on it. You'll know what I mean later.

My mom made this fondue a year or so ago, and it became one of Justin's favorite desserts. It's mine too, of course, but I like almost any dessert. Justin is a little bit pickier with his sweet tooth.



It really can be considered a "pantry" dessert, since you probably have all the items for the fondue already. All you need to buy are some "dippin's". 

Chocolate Fondue

1 stick of butter
6 oz. semi sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup vanilla ice cream ( I prefer Breyers Homemade Vanilla)

Melt butter in a saucepan over low/medium heat. Add chocolate chips and sugar, and simmer until chips are melted and the sugar has broken down a bit (just a few minutes). Add vanilla and ice cream. Stir until well combined and warmed through.

You can also add some "mix in's" like crushed oreo or almonds.

Serve in a bowl with sides like bananas, strawberries, cream puffs, cookies, wafers, pound cake squares, kiwi, pineapple, and basically any other thing that goes with chocolate. 





Enjoy! 




29 comments:

  1. Oh that sounds super yummy! Believe it or not in my 37+ years of life I've never had fondue. It's now on my list! :-)

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  2. i never would have thought to put ice cream in a fondue...how cool! and in my world, anything goes with chocolate so this could get interesting!!! happy thursday!!!

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    1. Me neither. It's pretty groundbreaking. And delicious!

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  3. Yummy!!!

    Oh, on the s'mores comment.
    When I was little my Daddy and I would put the marshmallows on a fork and use a lighter as the fire. He liked his burnt so that's how I have always ate mine. I haven't done that in maybe 10+ years.

    This fondue sounds great. My husband will definitely appreciate this.

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    1. Bath and bodyworks three wick candles make great inhome s'mores fires!

      Jenna

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  4. mmmmm LOVE fondue! it's such a fun experience with friends! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  5. OMG...you've given me inspiration for my Friday night girls night!!! x

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  6. Where did you find that amazing little fondue bowl!?

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    1. I've had it for years and years, but you may be able to find something similar at TJ Maxx or Home Goods?

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    2. I found the same one online at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Joie-Dipping-Desire-Chocolate-Fondue/dp/B0045FM6SA/ref=pd_sim_sbs_misc_33

      They had several different colors: blue, green, and a peach color.

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  7. That looks good, but s'mores are my fave!

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  8. Hi Kate! There's also a product line called Velata that is a whole fondue line of different chocolates, fondue dishes, etc. I don't sell it but I've bought it and it's so easy and delicious!

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  9. Thanks for the recipe! We received a fondue set years ago as a wedding gift but we've never used it! I feel inspired now... but the way, you have the {CUTEST} little fondue bowl ever!

    Molly from littlebittyprettylife.blogspot.com

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  10. Microwave marshmallows.... Yum!!

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  11. Another great thing to stir into the chocolate is chunky peanut butter. It goes SO GREAT with fruit dippers!

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  12. We got a fondue kit for Christmas that we haven't used yet, and this post makes me want to use it ASAP :)

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  13. love fondue and what an adorable little set! You *(and your sis) have the cutest little kitchen things!

    http://coffeebeansandbobbypins.blogspot.com/

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  14. I never would have thought to add ice cream! That's fantastic.

    Sheree
    thehartungs.blogspot.ca

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  15. Love the fondue idea, definintly going to have to try this.
    Thanks for the recipe!

    xo
    Caroline

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  16. Wow! I actually got that fondu maker when I got married, oh 5.5 years ago...I think we've used it maybe twice! This is such a great idea! My kids often look for "treats" this would be perfect! Use fruit and it kicks up the healthiness!

    Myroseamongthorns.blogspot.com

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  17. WOW! This looks so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I had no clue about adding the vanilla ice cream!

    Enjoy your day!

    ♥ Talia @ http://rubytiaradiaries.blogspot.com/

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  18. I want that little adorable fondue pot but I don't know where you got it. its the perfect winter weekend treat. thanks for the idea and yummy recipe! xx. gigi. food and beauty blogger @ www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  19. I was really surprised at the ingredients in this. Sounds delicious! Might have to try it during the Oscar party my roommates and I are having in February! Thanks for the recipe :-)

    Erika
    http://allthingseblog.com

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  20. We have fondue every Valentine's Day. Typically we've always made a Melting Pot knock off recipe {found online} but I think I'll have to give this one a whirl this year! I love the ice cream touch!

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  21. Fondue is always the perfect dessert. It seems like every time we have it everyone has fun and really enjoys it. In other words, it brings everyone together. I love it! Blessings, Diane Roark www.recipesforourdailybread.com

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  22. Looks super yummy!

    xoxo
    Mags
    http://magsmind22.blogspot.com

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  23. Just finished eating fondue {made using this recipe} for Valentine's day with my hubby and son. They said it was delicious! I will NEVER buy those expensive fondue "chips" again! ;)

    http://www.domesticblissdiaries.com

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