Chocolate Fondue

Sweeten up your usual fruit or snack tray with a rich and creamy chocolate fondue. Always a hit at parties, fondue is the social dessert experience that gets people out of their chairs to dip and mingle. Our mix has a pinch of cayenne to liven things up, plus the natural goodness of dark chocolate and coconut. Get the party started with Crystal!

Yield: approximately 2 ½ cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 to 10 minutes


  • 340 g / 2 cups dark or bittersweet chocolate (50% to 80%), chopped fine or chips
  • 300 ml / 1 ¼ cup coconut condensed milk or coconut cream
  • 15 ml / 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 g / 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 g / ½ tsp cayenne
  • 28 g / 2 tbsp Crystal margarine


  1. Bring a pot of about 2 to 3 inches of water to a simmer. In a heatproof bowl, combine the chocolate with the coconut condensed milk, vanilla, espresso powder, and cayenne. Place bowl over the simmering water, ensuring that it does not come to a boil and that the bowl does not touch the surface of the water.
    A mixing bowl full of chocolate pieces on a saucepan
  2. Stir every so often until chocolate melts and the mixture is homogeneous and smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in the Crystal margarine until fully incorporated into the chocolate sauce.
    Glass mixing bowl full of melted chocolate and a spatula
  3. Serve immediately.

Chef’s Notes:

  • Ensure water is not boiling as this will prevent the chocolate and other ingredients from burning.
  • Dip whole or halved strawberries, pineapple chunks, seedless grapes, banana slices, marshmallows, dried fruit, cubes of cakes, or cookies into the chocolate fondue.
  • For a sweet and salty option, dip pretzel twists or sticks, or potato chips.
  • If dairy is not a concern, regular condensed milk and heavy cream can be readily used.
  • If the chocolate fondue gets too thick or cool, place back onto the pot of just simmering water to gently reheat. Alternatively, transfer contents into a fondue pot placed over the lowest heat setting.
  • Leftover chocolate fondue can be drizzled over ice cream or cake.

A platter of fruit, berries, and pretzels and a bowl of chocolate fondue