Fun Fondue

by jerseygirl on March 15, 2009 · 39 comments

At our house, we like to have family night at least once every few weeks. Sometimes we rent a movie and the best part is that the kids get to eat dinner in the living room. I usually throw a table cloth over the coffee table and here we have the perfect fondue set up. Last week, we decided to do dessert fondue. My kids love this and it is the perfect way to get in some extra servings of fruit.

I usually make very uncomplicated fondue. It consists of chocolate and heavy cream. You can add different flavorings such as vanilla extract, mint extract or almond extract. There are so many dippers to use. Our favorites are marshmallows, bananas, strawberries, pretzels, apples and pound cake.

Check out these two cute smiling faces. See what a little fondue can do? Believe me, the adults were smiling too! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Milk Chocolate Fondue

12 ounce bag of milk chocolate chips
1/3 cup of heavy cream

Combine ingredients in a fondue pot or chafing dish. Stir over low heat until chocolate is smooth and creamy. Serve with assorted dippers.

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Foodie with Little Thyme! March 15, 2009 at 3:30 pm

My kids love fondue too. They eat tons of fruit and really not that much chocolate

ttfn300 March 15, 2009 at 3:40 pm

yummy!! looks like you guys had fun 🙂

Priscilla March 15, 2009 at 4:40 pm

I know this is going to sound terrible, but I’ve never had fondue. I know I need to break that saying and have some. Your little girl looks just like you and your son is too cute!

Dawn March 15, 2009 at 5:25 pm

I love FUNdue!
Awesome idea Lisa…I will have a go at this one. Did you ever make it with cheese? Yummy!

Erica March 15, 2009 at 6:20 pm

oh my heaven! Its like the melting pot at home. I must confess- we have a fondue pot and have not used it yet! I see this recipe in my future 😉

Sharon March 15, 2009 at 6:56 pm

This must be an absolute treat for the kiddies! Looks so tasty.

Barbara March 15, 2009 at 8:02 pm

Fondue is so much fun. That is neat for your kids.

Leslie March 15, 2009 at 8:13 pm

Looks so YUM~
Plus your creating wonderful Memories!

Leslie March 15, 2009 at 8:35 pm

ohhh my kids would want to move in with you if they knew people were allowed to eat in the living room!!!

HoneyB March 15, 2009 at 8:57 pm

Fondue is fun! It is one of my DIL’s favorite things!

Tanya March 15, 2009 at 9:01 pm

We’ve done this before and everyone LOVED it. We also had pound cake cut into squares. There’s just something fun about having all those choices and then the creamy chocolate to dip…yum.

Patsyk March 15, 2009 at 9:52 pm

What a fun way to spend Family Night! Great idea!

Culinary Cory March 15, 2009 at 10:34 pm

You can’t go wrong with fondue. I love dipping stale donuts in dark chocolate.

Cynthia March 15, 2009 at 11:03 pm

Your home sounds so warm and inviting.

Mary March 16, 2009 at 12:03 am

Lisa, this looks like so much fun! The kids are obviously having a great time. We usually do savory fondue but as soon as I’m five pounds underweight we’ll switch to sweet.

Barbara Bakes March 16, 2009 at 12:23 am

Cute kids! Fondue is a great family night!

Debbie March 16, 2009 at 7:22 am

Great idea Lisa and it all looks so delicious!

Andrea March 16, 2009 at 8:25 am

This looks like so much fun! I love fondue (savory or sweet) but we don’t make it that often since hubby is not a fan and the kids are a little too young to really participate. I can’t wait until they are old enough for fondue family night, what a great idea 🙂

Allie March 16, 2009 at 8:58 am

The kids are growing up too fast! Sounds like a wonderful family night!

Robin Sue March 16, 2009 at 9:28 am

Fondue is the best and easiest and does make lots of smiles! Great idea!

Lucy March 16, 2009 at 9:35 am

Wishing my fork was in shooting distance to take a dip!!

Lynda March 16, 2009 at 11:12 am

What could be tastier than chocolate and cream! I love strawberries dipped in chocolate; you had a perfect evening.

John and Lisa Howard-Fusco March 16, 2009 at 12:39 pm

Love doing fondue, and Julian gets a kick out of it as well. – John

Maria March 16, 2009 at 12:42 pm

How fun Lisa! I love fondue!!

Pam March 16, 2009 at 1:01 pm

I need to get my fondue pot out…my kids would LOVE this!

Bridgett March 16, 2009 at 1:32 pm

I love family night! We do it every Saturday night and sometimes Friday as well. The fondue look so yummy and I can just imagine how the kids would love it.

♥Rosie♥ March 16, 2009 at 2:32 pm

I am so pleased fondues have come back into fashion again! Looks like you all had fun and a great family idea!

Jennifer March 16, 2009 at 3:26 pm

I enjoy making a white chocolate fondue.

The Blonde Duck March 16, 2009 at 4:44 pm

If only I was talented enough to eat fondue without dripping everything in the pot.

Maria♥ March 17, 2009 at 1:03 pm

Chocolate fondue is definitely a great dinner party dessert but I am sure the kids really enjoyed this!


Karen March 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm

Sounds yummy and what fun for the kids!

Cate March 17, 2009 at 11:22 pm

Love fondue and often debate if I like sweet or savory better. My favorite sweet one is Nutella that is heated up. Couldn’t be easier.

Katrina March 17, 2009 at 11:31 pm

Mmmm, my kids love it when we do fondue, too!

Talita March 18, 2009 at 4:31 pm

Fondue is soo good! Better with the family!

Mrs. L March 18, 2009 at 5:38 pm

Man it’s been ages since I’ve made some fondue at home, time to remedy that! Thanks for the idea.

My crazy crazy life March 25, 2009 at 10:25 am

What a cute idea. I’m going to do this with my kids. What type of fondue pot do you recommend? I’m going to get one. Thanks for the idea!

Katrina February 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm

So fun! SO good! My boys love fondue, too, and I don't do it often enough! Thanks for the reminder.

Lana @ Never Enough Thyme February 11, 2011 at 9:45 am

My grandkids would love this! And I just happen to have an old fondue pot somewhere around here.

marla February 12, 2011 at 9:44 am

Your kids are darling & this looks like so much fun!

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