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!
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.
- Graham Crackers
- Angel Food Cake Cubes
- Tangerines Segments
- Dried Papaya Spears
- Fresh Coconut Chunks
- Dairy-Free Pound Cake Cubes
- Dried Apricot
- Dried Mango
- Orange Segments
- Dairy-Free Brownie Bites (Homemade or Store-Bought)
- Cookies (Soft Baked or Crispy)
- Snack Bar Pieces
- Macaroons (Vegan Option)
- Dried Figs
- Banana Slices
- Potato Chips
- Crispy Treat Pieces
Dairy-Free Chocolate Fondue Photo Source: Bigstock.
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.
- 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)
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- Skewer your goodies of choice and give them a dunk!
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!