Chocolate fondue is a delicious dessert that can be customized in any number of ways. It can also be made in single servings.
Necessity really is the mother of invention. You see, last Friday the kids and I went strawberry picking. On our way there, we brainstormed all kinds of recipes that we could make with our fresh berries. Among the suggestions was Chocolate Fondue.
Oh my. Yes.
Melted chocolate, fruit, and cake? I’ll take it. So, while I was making our Friday Night Pizza, I set the small crockpot to work on the fondue. (We have a very nice fondue pot, but I didn’t want to dig it out.) The crockpot offers a handsfree way to make fondue while you eat dinner. Dessert was ready when we were.
Since there is really no fondue pot in the world large enough to serve our whole family at once anyway, I served the fondue in demitasse cups. (We have the eight-setting stacking set like this demitasse set.)
This was perfect for serving many people — and super cute, if I do say so myself. I haven’t yet gotten to taking really good pictures without natural light, so I decided to shoot it the next day.
That’s when I realized….
I can make fondue for ONE! Oh my. Yes. And all the mothers rejoiced.
As I was thinking about my fondue recipe, I realized that there was no reason you couldn’t make a very small batch as well as make a big batch! So, that’s what I did.
My kids were a little miffed that I was eating fondue alone, but I was cool with that.
The process is pretty simple. Fill a cup with chocolate chips, add half and half. Melt in the microwave slowly. Stir until smooth and dip away. Yay!
This recipe is ideal for singles, couples, folks accommodating a food allergy with a small-serving dessert, or mothers who just need a quick chocolate fix.
Chocolate Fondue for One
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 2 to 3 tbsp half and half
- dippers for the fondue , such as: cake pieces, cookies, or pieces of fruit
- Place the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe demitasse cup or small ramekin.
- Add enough half and half to almost cover the chips.
- Heat the cup in the microwave for 10 second intervals until the half and half is hot. The chips may not be melted yet, but they will met further as you stir the mixture. Stir the mixture with a fork until very smooth.
- Serve with fruit, cake, and cookie dippers.