Do 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.
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.
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.