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Chocolate Espresso Fondue

The perfect “please-a-crowd-in-a-hurry” dessert, combining the rich flavours of chocolate and espresso. Suggested dippers: sponge or pound cake, pretzel sticks, marshmallows, or your favourite fruits.


6 cups (1.5 l)



Total Time:

15 Minutes


2.0 Litre Container

small bowl of chocolate fondue surrounded by pretzels to be dipped in to melted chocolate.


1 cup (240 ml) water
2 cups (480 ml) heavy cream
2 Tablespoons espresso
6 tablespoons powdered sugar
4 cups (700 g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 fluidounces (60 ml) brandy


  1. Place water, cream, coffee, sugar, and chocolate into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
  2. Select Variable 1.
  3. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
  4. Blend for 3 minutes or until melted and smooth.
  5. Pour into fondue pot and if desired, stir in brandy.

Chef's Notes

For dippers, try sponge cake, pound cake, sliced apples, sliced pears, marshmallows, strawberries, bananas, and fresh or canned pineapple chunks.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size ¼ cup (60 ml)
Amount Per Servings
Calories 178
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Cholesterol 14 mg
Sodium 7 mg
Total Carbohydrate 20 g
Dietary Fibre 2 g
Sugars 17 g
Protein 1 g