Happy Mother’s Day to all of my friends in the UK! Show mom your love by making her this delicious fondue that is elegant but so simple to make! To top it off, it’s a healthier option because we use coconut milk instead of heavy cream, and organic dark chocolate, which has health benefits. 😀
Dark Chocolate Coconut Fondue
Who doesn’t love dipping stuff in chocolate? I know I do! I made this special treat on the E! Live from the Red Carpet preshow for the Oscars a few years ago, and everybody was in awe! This creamy, chocolaty fondue uses coconut milk instead of heavy cream, and high-quality dark chocolate. The gorgeous coconut cream swirl adds a delicate touch. This is definitely an Oscar-worthy dish.
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
- Favorite dipping fruits such as bananas, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, or grapes
- 1 14-ounce/400 g can coconut milk (not coconut beverage), divided
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups/350 g high-quality dark chocolate chips
Prepare a double boiler by simmering a few inches of water/cm in a saucepan and placing a heat-safe bowl over the pan. Make sure the bowl is not touching the simmering water.
While the water is coming to a simmer, wash and cut your fruits so they are bite-size. Arrange them on a plate.
Scoop out about a tablespoon of the coconut cream (the thick stuff at the top of the can when you open it) and set aside.
Pour about 2/3 of what remains in the can into the bowl, along with the vanilla and chocolate chips. Stir and let the chocolate melt until smooth and creamy. Add more coconut milk if you prefer a thinner fondue. Pour the chocolate into a fondue pot.
Melt the reserved coconut cream. You can do this in another (smaller) double boiler or replace the chocolate bowl with a new bowl. It will not take very long for the cream to melt and become smooth.
Drizzle the coconut cream on top of the chocolate in a swirl. Taking a toothpick, swirl the coconut cream in the chocolate, creating a pretty design.
Serve with fondue picks or bamboo skewers. Dip the fruit into the chocolate, and enjoy!
Hi Amber, it’s Mia. Thank you so much for posting this recipe!!! I was hoping you would do so!!! I don’t have a question about the fondue, though I do have another question. Just wondering when did you find out that you had been casted for Rachael vs Guy Kids Cook Off??? If you have time, I wuld love to hear back from you!!! From Mia.
I am not quite sure when we found out I am so sorry. Did you audition? 🙂
I will ask my mom though! 🙂
Hi Amber, thanks for the reply!!!! Yes, I did audition, well I am in the process. I am sending them a video, but first I have to put it on youtube because of complications. I have the information for the sign up sheet thing, though I just need to find a picture of my mom. Is your casting video that you can watch on Food Network a video that you put in your audition form or are the casting videos made after you have been chosen??? Thanks so much for your help!!!! One more question, what did your parents write for the question…”What makes your child one of the most talented kid chefs in the country.” Anyways, thanks again for your help!!!! From Mia
HI Mia! The casting video you see on food network was part of our auditions (so before we were chosen) and I am sorry, but I have no idea what my parents put for that question! 🙁 Good luck! 🙂
Hi Amber! Thanks for your help!!!!! No need to apologize!!! You have been really helpful and I really appreciate that!!!! Thanks so much!!!! From Mia
Hi Amber! Hope you are having a good weekend!!! Sorry that I have asked you like a billion questions!!!! Well, I think this should be my last question about Rachael vs Guy Kids Cook Off, though maybe not. How do you find out if you have been casted??? Do they call, text, email you, or none of those??? Also, when was the commercial made for the show???? Anyways, thanks so much!!! I have serched the internet for this information, though you are so much more helpful!!! It is really nice to talk to someone who has gone through this process before!!!! Thanks again!!!!! Take care, Mia Scott:)
Hi Amber For the chocolate fondue, can I use coconut cream instead of coconut milk? Linda
Yes, use the thick coconut milk in the can! It has cream at the top. If you only have cream, that’s fine too.
Hi, Amber it is me Francisco I was just wondering if do we have to use the same fruits that you used??
You can use whatever fruits you like! I just showed you some of my favorites 🙂
Hi, I am Ivy, and, do we need to use dark chocolate? Or, can we use different types. For example, milk chocolate.
You can totally use whatever kind of chocolate you like! (All of them are DELISH!)