There is a sweet little tapas and chocolate place tucked away in Rosemary beach that we discovered last year while on our family vacation in Florida. (If you’re in the area, it’s worth visiting – La Crema Restaurant) The kids were in LOVE with their chocolate fondue and are still raving about it till this day.
I thought I’d surprise them with our own homemade chocolate fondue for dessert. I enlisted the help of my little chef, Coco, and we were able to put this together in a matter of minutes. (This recipe was taken from Eagle Brand.)
For chocolate sauce:
(1) can of sweetened condensed milk
(1) cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips (add an extra ¼-½ cup if you like a thicker consistency)
(2) tablespoon of water
(2) tablespoon of unsalted butter
(1) teaspoon of vanilla extract
Skewers (at least 1 per person eating)
Green apple, sliced
Pound cake, cubed
Cohen helped me prepare all of the dippers while I made the chocolate sauce.
In a small sauce pot, stir the condensed milk and water over medium-low heat.
Add the butter and chocolate chips. Stir until chocolate is melted.
If you like your chocolate to only lightly coat your dippers then just use 1 cup of chocolate. My kids love a thicker chocolate, so I went up to 1 ½ cups of chocolate. However if I were to do this for a party, I would only use 1 ¼ cups of chocolate.
Remove from heat and add in vanilla extract.
The chocolate has a very smooth consistency, and the semi-sweet chips balances the condensed milk very well.
We had about a cup of melted chocolate leftover in the pot and it refrigerates very well. You can use it for an ice cream topping or warm it up for an after-school treat with fresh-cut fruits.
My kids were so happy to see the fondue. It brought back lots of sweet memories of our family vacation. We hope that this fondue will bring lots of laughter and love to your dinner table as it did ours.