Chocolate and Coconut Cream Fondue

Chocolate and Coconut Cream Fondue

From February 20, 2005:  I made this amazingly indulgent chocolate and coconut cream fondue for my family for Valentine’s Day last year and then again this year….the beginnings of a fun and very sweet tradition.  This year I tried to keep it simple and served the fondue with fresh strawberries, sliced bananas, maraschino cherries, sugar wafers,  and cubes of pound cake for dipping.   We also enjoyed dunking pretzels and teddy grahams in the rich chocolate concoction.  Last year, dippers included Pirouline cookies, cubes of angel food cake, grapes, and graham crackers.  Fresh pineapple and marshmallows are also  good, but you could dip anything into this fondue and it would be good!  This recipe makes a lot of fondue, so there is plenty for left-overs and for sharing with friends and neighbors.  I don’t have a fondue pot so I served it in a small warmed bowl….that worked just fine. Enjoy!

Chocolate and Coconut Cream Fondue

1 15-ounce can sweetened cream of coconut (such as Coco López)
12 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) or semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
1/4 cup whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
Assorted fresh fruit (such as whole strawberries, 1-inch-thick slices banana, 1-inch cubes peeled cored pineapple, and tangerine segments), cookies, cakes, marshmallows, pretzels, etc.

Combine sweetened cream of coconut and 12 ounces chocolate in heavy large saucepan. Stir mixture over very low heat until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Stir in whipping cream and extract. (Fondue can be prepared 8 hours ahead. Cover; store at room temperature. Stir over low heat to rewarm before serving.)

Transfer mixture to fondue pot. Place over candle or canned heat burner. Serve with fruit for dipping.

Makes 8 servings.

recipe source:  Bon Appétit December 2002


One Comment on “Chocolate and Coconut Cream Fondue”

  1. […] fondue is a Valentine’s Day tradition for my family. I usually make this chocolate coconut cream fondue but I didn’t buy the ingredients I needed the last time I was shopping for food and […]

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