fondue for you

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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. 



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ade@fortheloveofpainting says · 01.24.13

Yummy…I love dessert fondue!

Carmen Hyde says · 01.24.13

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! 🙂

colleen laquay urbaniuk says · 01.24.13

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!!!

Kate says · 01.24.13

Me neither. It’s pretty groundbreaking. And delicious!

Ella Lambert says · 01.24.13


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.

Dumb Bunnie says · 01.25.13

Bath and bodyworks three wick candles make great inhome s’mores fires!


pretty little things says · 01.24.13

mmmmm LOVE fondue! it’s such a fun experience with friends! xo

Kim van Vuuren says · 01.24.13

OMG…you’ve given me inspiration for my Friday night girls night!!! x

Haley says · 01.24.13

Where did you find that amazing little fondue bowl!?

Kate says · 01.24.13

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

Angela says · 01.25.13

I found the same one online at Amazon.

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

Sarah says · 01.24.13

That looks good, but s’mores are my fave!

Jennifer Plunkett Skibins says · 01.24.13

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!

littlebittyprettylife says · 01.24.13

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

Nic♥le says · 01.24.13

Microwave marshmallows…. Yum!!

Lauren | My Polished Side Blog says · 01.24.13

This looks so good! And I LOVE your fondue bowl!!

Lauren @ My Polished Side Blog

thejuliemonster says · 01.24.13

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

Ericka says · 01.24.13

We got a fondue kit for Christmas that we haven’t used yet, and this post makes me want to use it ASAP 🙂

Amy says · 01.24.13

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

SH says · 01.24.13

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


LoveCaroline says · 01.24.13

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


asrubin10 says · 01.24.13

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!

Talia Jacole says · 01.24.13

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

Enjoy your day!

♥ Talia @

....... says · 01.24.13

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 @

Erika Sevigny says · 01.24.13

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 🙂


Brittany Walsh says · 01.24.13

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!

Diane Roark says · 01.25.13

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

Magda Pomichowski says · 01.25.13

Looks super yummy!


Alana Taylor says · 02.15.13

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! 😉

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