Dairy-Free Chocolate Fondue + 22 Foods to Dunk in this Easy Recipe


It’s difficult, if not impossible, to go out for Dairy-Free Chocolate Fondue, but why not enjoy it in?! This super-easy recipe is naturally vegan and can be made to suit nearly any dietary need. You could even make it chocolate-free with carob chips! I’ve also included a plethora of dipping suggestions for this fun and special dessert.

We originally shared this recipe about 15 years ago, but I’ve just updated it with simpler ingredients and more options so you can customize this vegan chocolate fondue to taste!

Dairy-Free Chocolate Fondue Recipe (Also vegan and top food allergy-friendly) + 22 Dairy-Free Foods for Dipping!

22 Foods to Dunk in Your Dairy-Free Chocolate Fondue

Please feel free to share more favorites, but here are several ideas we’ve gathered to enjoy with your dairy-free chocolate fondue! You’ll notice that some of the fruit items are listed fresh and some dried. Items that are either too big or too fleshy (you don’t want too much water getting into your vegan chocolate fondue) are better enjoyed dry.

  1. Graham Crackers
  2. Marshmallows
  3. Kumquats
  4. Angel Food Cake Cubes
  5. Tangerines Segments
  6. Dried Papaya Spears
  7. Fresh Coconut Chunks
  8. Dairy-Free Pound  Cake Cubes
  9. Cherries
  10. Strawberries
  11. Dried Apricot
  12. Dried Mango
  13. Orange Segments
  14. Dairy-Free Brownie Bites (Homemade or Store-Bought)
  15. Cookies (Soft Baked or Crispy)
  16. Snack Bar Pieces
  17. Macaroons (Vegan Option)
  18. Dried Figs
  19. Banana Slices
  20. Pretzels
  21. Potato Chips
  22. Crispy Treat Pieces

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Special Diet Notes: Easy Chocolate Fondue

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, optionally nut-free, peanut-free, optionally soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian. Just be sure to use our guides to choose your chocolate an other ingredients wisely.

Dairy-Free Chocolate Fondue
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We've updated this recipe to make it easier and more versatile. Just be sure to pick a good quality chocolate that suits your dietary needs (our Dairy-Free Chocolate Chip Guide can help!). I prefer to use a smoother chocolate that isn't too high in cacao.
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Swiss
Serves: 10 servings
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag dairy-free chocolate chips or chopped chocolate (see Chocolate Options below)
  • ½ cup coconut milk (regular, full-fat, canned) or coconut cream, plus additional as needed (see Coconut-Free Options below)
  • ¾ teaspoon vanilla extract (see Flavor Options below)
  1. Start with a double boiler or a mixing bowl that fits on top of a saucepan (see this chocolate melting guide for an example). Put a few inches of water in the saucepan and bring it to a slow boil. Place the mixing bowl or double boiler on top of the boiling water and pour in the coconut milk.
  2. Once the coconut milk is hot, add the chocolate and whisk until smooth. Whisk in more coconut milk or cream if the mixture seems too thick. Whisk in the vanilla and any other flavoring (see Flavor Options below).
  3. Pour the chocolate mixture into your fondue pot and light the candle to keep your chocolate warm. On casual nights, just serve the fondue in the double boiler or mixing bowl set up. You might need to gently reheat it if the fondue starts to set up.
  4. Skewer your goodies of choice and give them a dunk!
Chocolate Options: We prefer semi-sweet chocolate for this recipe, but if you are a diehard cacao fan, you can use a smooth dairy-free dark chocolate (55 to 70%). We haven’t tested this recipe with dairy-free milk chocolate alternative, but it would likely be delicious!
Coconut-Free Options: Substitute dairy-free creamer (preferably unsweetened), dairy-free half and half, or your favorite dairy-free milk beverage (preferably unsweetened) for the coconut milk and add 2 tablespoons of dairy-free buttery spread, non-hydrogenated shortening, or nut butter (influences the flavor more).
Flavor Options: You can add other extracts, like peppermint, almond, or orange, to taste. You can also add ½ to 1 tablespoon alcohol, like amaretto or brandy. You can also add a little sea salt, if desired!

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Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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