Do You Fondue?

fondue 3 waysDo you fondue? We are surprised to learn many people have never tried this delicious and easy dessert with many variations.  We show you three of our favorites today.


Fondue is a Blind Pig Family favorite.  We have many great memories of sitting outside near the fire in the evening and culminating the night by chowing down on some heavenly dessert fondue.  We like all kinds of fondue, but it seems like the people in our family with the sweet tooth always win out and expect dessert fondue when they hear the name.


Today we are bringing you 3 easy, fresh, and tasty ways to have fondue. These three delicious options take very little prep and if your house is like ours, there is very little clean up.


Prior to making fondue, we always prep our dipping ingredients.  Our family favorites are: sliced strawberries, chopped apples, marshmallows, cubed angel food cake, graham crackers, sliced bananas, and popcorn. Other great dippers are pretzels, raspberries, blackberries, sponge cake, and brownies. Basically anything that tastes good covered in chocolate or caramel — which is basically everything.  Right?


Option 1:  Kerrygold Chocolate Fondue.  This creamy fondue is made with  1 12 ounce bag hershey’s milk chocolate chips, 1/4 cup of milk, 1 ounce of Kerrygold Irish Cream, and a tablespoon of peanut butter.  Place all ingredients into a fondue pot or a small saucepan on the stove — low heat. Stir ingredients until smooth and creamy.  When you are ready, pass out the skewers and let the dipping begin!


Option 2: Espresso Chocolate Fondue.  This is a great option for the coffee lovers in your life.  Follow the directions listed above for Kerrygold Chocolate Fondue.  Add 1 ounce of Caffe Borghetti Espresso Liqueur. Stir until smooth and then dip!


Option 3: Nutty Butter Rum Fondue. This fondue takes a different turn and is not made with chocolate, but with  caramel. The caramel flavor of Zaya Rum compliments this fondue nicely. Put 1 3/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of water in a saucepan over medium heat.  Stir until the sugar is dissolved.  Bring to a boil for 6-7 minutes.  Stir in 1 tablespoon of Zaya Rum and cook for about a minute.  Remove from heat and stir in the 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter until melted.  Stir in 1/2 cup of half and half until the mixture is smooth.  Finally stir in 1/2 cup of chopped peanuts. This fondue is great with popcorn and apples.  It makes an excellent Fall treat.


Fondue can be prepared ahead of time and reheated once you are ready to serve.  It is fun to make the Kerrygold Chocolate Fondue as a base.  Separate the fondue into small little ramekins or shot glasses for guests to use as their own dipper.  Just make sure that you serve the fondue warm.

Kerrygold Chocolate Fondue

Total Time: 15 minutes

Category: dessert

Kerrygold Chocolate Fondue

Kerrygold Irish Cream gives this chocolate fondue a creamy texture and taste.


  • 1 12 ounce bag of Hershey's Milk Chocolate Chips
  • 1/4 cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 1 ounce of Kerrygold Irish Cream


  1. Place all ingredients in a small saucepan or fondue pot. Stir until smooth and creamy. Serve with fondue skewers filled with fresh fruit, cubes of angel food cake or marshmallows.


*To make Espresso Fondue, add in 1 ounce of Caffe Borghetti Espresso Liqueur. * Adding an ounce of Zaya Rum to Kerrygold Chocolate Fondue is also another great variation.

Many of our followers ask us, “What do you do with the food and drinks you make for The Blind Pig?”  The answer is that we eat it!  If we make something that doesn’t pass our taste testers, we don’t share it with you.  Here is a look at the rest of the story, after the posed pictures are complete.


Official Blind Pig Taste Testers.


The pans were licked clean and there were only 2 lonely slices of strawberries left on the plate. They came and they conquered!


Now that you know 3 easy ways to fondue, will you fondue?  Which one will you try first?

What a week!  It was spring break for 3/5 of The Blind Pig household, so there was a flurry of activity. Did you see the sneak peek we put on Instagram?  Grandma Ruth was here and we made cinnamon rolls with a Blind Pig twist!  No one makes cinnamon rolls like Grandma Ruth.



Mint to be Irish


This tasty little cordial made with Kerrygold Irish Cream, Zaya Rum and Branca Menta will have your dancing an Irish jig in no time.

Hello friends! We are starting spring break this weekend, and we are looking ahead to St. Patrick’s Day.  We both come from Irish ancestors. Craig’s grandmother’s maiden name was Gertrude Holmes. Rhonda’s grandmother was Mary Dorothea O’Donnell, and Mary Dorothea’s father was Patrick O’Donnell.  Can you really get any more Irish than that?   Whether you are Irish or just want to be, we have a fun little cocktail for you to toast your lads and lassies.  You will believe that you were Mint to Be Irish.


Just like the lucky three leaf clover, this cocktail is made with three delicious spirits — Kerrygold Irish Cream, Zaya Rum, and Branca Menta.

Add 2 ounces of Kerrygold Irish Cream, 1 ounce of Zaya Rum, and 1/2 ounce of Branca Menta to a shaker.  Top with a scoop of ice and shake for 20-30 seconds.  Pour into a small cordial glass and garnish with a mint leaf.

Yummo!  This tasty sipper will have you kissing the Blarney Stone and dancing an Irish jig.


Visit our website to get a printable version of the recipe.

Mint to be Irish

Mint to be Irish

This tasty little cordial made with Kerrygold Irish Cream, Zaya Rum and Branca Menta will have your dancing an Irish jig in no time.


  • 2 ounces of Kerrygold Irish Cream
  • 1 ounce of Zaya Rum
  • 1/2 ounce Branca Menta


  1. Pour Kerrygold Irish Cream, Zaya Rum and Branca Menta into a shaker. Pour one scoop of ice over the top. Shake for 20-30 seconds. Strain and pour into cordial glass. Garnish with a mint leaf.

We would love to hear if you try Mint to Be Irish or any of our ideas on our blog.  Be on the lookout for a bonus post coming in the next week.


Disclaimer: The beverages on this site are meant for adults 21 years and older.  We do not condone underage drinking.  Never drink and drive.

Whiskey Bread Pudding


All of the rain and cold weather that we had last week got us in the mood for some warm comfort food. Bread pudding has a homey feel and taste that makes us think of our grandmother.  It’s a little bit like having a hug in a cup.  We’ve adapted this recipe to put a little extra twist on this traditional winter dessert.   We made a few adaptations to this basic bread pudding recipe that was originally found in the Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook.  Whiskey Bread Pudding fits our blog criteria.  It is easy.  It is tasty.  And because we added a few fresh ingredients, it is fresh.

To make this recipe you need dried bread.  When we plan ahead of time, we save up the ends of our bread and let it dry out on the kitchen counter for a couple of days.  If you don’t plan that far ahead, it’s okay.  You can place bread cubes in a 300 degree oven for about 15 minutes.

In a mixing bowl beat together 4 eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, whiskey and vanilla.  Place dry bread cubes in a round baking dish.  Sprinkle dried cranberries over the bread.

Pour egg mixture over all.  Bake in a 325 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.  Cool slightly.  It’s that easy!

While cooling make the whiskey sauce.  In a small saucepan melt margarine, butter, beaten egg yolk, water and whiskey.  Cook and stir constantly over medium-low heat for 5-6 minutes or until sugar is dissolved and mixture boils.  Remove from heat and stir in whiskey.

Scoop bread pudding into serving cups.  Drizzle whiskey sauce over bread pudding and serve.  Yes, please!  This takes little effort and will delight your guests.

For a downloadable and printable version of our recipe.  Visit our website.

Whiskey Bread Pudding

Yield: 6-8

Whiskey Bread Pudding


  • 4 beaten eggs
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey
  • 3 cups dry bread in inch cubes
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • Whiskey Sauce
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 beaten egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons whiskey


  1. In a mixing bowl beat together eggs, milk, sugar, cinnamon, whiskey and vanilla. Place dry bread cubes in a round baking dish. Sprinkle dried cranberries over bread. Pour egg mixture over all. Bake in a 325 degree oven for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool slightly. Serve warm with whiskey sauce.
  2. Whiskey Sauce
  3. In a small saucepan melt margarine or butter. Stir in sugar, egg yolk, and water. Cook and stir constantly over medium-low heat for 5-6 minutes or until the sugar dissolves and mixture boils. Remove from heat and stir in whiskey. Serve warm. Drizzle over bread pudding.

We hope you try out our Whiskey Bread Pudding and let us know what you think.  If you are new to our blog, thanks for stopping by.  We hope you visit us again.

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