Is there a more appropriate dessert to serve on Valentine’s Day? I’m not sure, but I will admit that I serve this to my friends year round. Not only does it give you something to “do” while you are chatting after a meal, but it’s also very easy and customizable for each person.
Don’t like cream puffs? Just eat the strawberries! I love that I can be pretty confident that my guests will enjoy at least some part of this dessert, or all the components of it!
This has been Justin’s favorite dessert ever since my mom first served it when we were dating. In fact, in my handwritten cookbook from my mom, it says “Justin’s favorite” next to the fondue recipe!
Chocolate Fondue // serves 6-8 people
- 1 stick butter
- 6 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream (or roughly 2 scoops)
In a medium pot over medium/low heat, melt butter. Add chocolate chips and sugar, stirring frequently. Allow the sugar to break down and ingredients to come together for about 3-4 minutes. Add vanilla and ice cream, stir together until heated through and well combined.
Serve in a fondue pot with bananas, pound cake, brownies, marshmallows, strawberries, cream puffs, pineapple, or anything else that sounds delicious with chocolate.
I’ve found this to refrigerate well for a few days, just reheat it in the fondue pot when you are ready to serve! Add more ice cream to the recipe if you want a “lighter” chocolate too!