Tired of counting on the same chocolate fountain for all your parties? Switch up things by going for other ways of the chocolate fountain and make those memorable moments even more enjoyable.
Other Uses Of Chocolate Fountain
- Cream Cheese Frosting
- Strawberries N Cream Fondue
- Caramel Sauces Recipe
- Nacho Cheese
- Caramel Raspberry Fondue
- Thai-Phoon Appetizer Fountain
- Pumpkin Spice Dip
- Apricot Syrup
Top Uses of Chocolate Fountains Explained
1. Cream Cheese Frosting
As a general rule of thumb, a chocolate fountain must include 33% cocoa butter for it to flow properly for long periods of time. This is because it doesn’t take much longer for cocoa butter to go back to this thick form and disrupt the consistent flow.
Luckily, there is a lot you can do to turn this party maker into anything you like all while making sure that you are staying creative in your efforts.
For cream cheese frosting, you must cream the sugar and cream cheese with an electric mixer to ensure everything blends well. Later, add milk until the fountain reaches its right consistency to help your desired flow.
Once that’s done you can either go ahead with extra flavours to amp up your cream cheese frosting or simply keep it as it is to let people enjoy the purest form of cream cheese. This can be used with a wide range of food items like
- Carrot cake
- Ginger coker
- Cinnamon rolls
- Blueberries, raspberries, strawberries
- Doughnuts and doughnut holes
- Store-bought pastries
2. Strawberries N Cream Fondue
Strawberry N Cream is known as the ultimate second-to-chocolate-fountain fondue that never fails to fill you up with utmost satisfaction to be kind to your taste buds. Follow this recipe to help us rock your first ever Strawberries N cream fondue:
- Sugar – ½ cup
- Cream cheese – ½ pounds
- Well blended plain yoghurt – 2 cups
- Milk – 1½–2 cups
- Strawberry preserves – 2 cups
To make this, throw in sugar and cream cheese into an electric mixer and mix until both the ingredients have been perfectly combined. You can then go ahead with other preserves all while scraping out the sides of the mixer. Add the yogurt and milk until you get your desired consistency.
If you want to go the extra mile, you can always switch up the flavour by adding raspberry preserves or vanilla to personalise the taste.
Once the fountain has been set, make sure you are keeping track of the temperature as the Strawberry N Cream can heat up quickly and burn the tongue of your guests.
3. Caramel Sauces Recipe
The Caramel is a well-known confectionery made by heating a variety of sugars and can be your go-to favourite sauce for puddings, desserts, custards, and other fillings to make it an excellent choice for parties.
- Brown sugar
That’s not it, as intimidating as it looks, homemade caramel is one of the easiest ways to use your chocolate fountain. Simply mix half brown sugar with half butter along with salt in a saucepan and let it cook for over medium-low heat.
Cook the mixture with subtle stir for 5-7 minutes until the liquid thickens. Here, you need to add vanilla and cook for another minute to get the cause in its desired consistency.
Now, it’s time to mix the caramel and water in and transfer it to your fountain to let it do the work for you.
However, bear in mind as the caramel sauce heats up, it will also gain thickness or air bubbles in our chocolate fountain. So remember to occasionally (about every 45 minutes) add water and stir it to maintain its consistency.
4. Nacho Cheese
Nacho Cheese definitely has to be one of the best snacks to binge on at parties. Just throw in some chips, chili, salsa, or sour cream, you can never go wrong with this Nacho Cheese fountain that takes just about 25 minutes to make.
Although you can easily avail of nacho cheese on the market, by making one at home you can personalise the taste and quantity according to the requirements of the party.
Follow this recipe to make a homemade Queso fountain at home:
- Velveeta cheese 4.5 Kg (or 10 pounds)
- Heavy cream 2 Kg (2 quarts)
- Picante sauce 2 Kg (2 quarts)
- Cumin or spices of your choice
Start off by pureeing the Picante sauce in the blender and run it through a fine-mesh strainer to get rid of any large chunks laying in the puree.
Take a large stockpot and add cheese, heavy cream, and lastly, the salsa to a stockpot and cook it on medium flame until all the mixture starts to melt and mix well. Remember to stir it frequently to ensure no cream gets scorched at the bottom of the pot.
Once you see everything take its desired shape, reduce the heat low and simmer until the cheese is ready. If you want to go the extra mile, you also add your favourite spices like cumin to bring out a myriad of flavours.
Alternatively, if you aren’t up for going through the hassle of making Queso at home, you can start with store-bought liquid nacho cheese and mix it with water on medium-low heat. Keep the ratio to be 5 parts canned nacho cheese in 1 part water to maintain its original taste. Then stir the mixture until you achieve the desired consistency.
Here, it’s best to go for cans from wholesale stores as they are cheaper and are often better quality.
5. Caramel Raspberry Fondue
Have special guests coming up? Look no further than this scrumptious Caramel Raspberry Fondue that I have personally served in most of my parties with great success. It’s hard to think about anything else when you dip your favourite confectionery into this Fondue and indulge in its mouth-watering taste.
Here’s how you can rock your Caramel Raspberry Fondue:
- Water – 1 cup
- Sugar – 10 cups
- Butter – 2 cubes
- Heavy whipping cream – 2 cups
- Corn syrup – 2 cups
- Raspberry syrup – 2 cups
The thing with fondues is that you need to carry out each step with patience. That said, add sugar, corn syrup, and water in a large saucepan and stir it over a high heat flame. Do it until the mixture has completely blended and has taken gold, amber colour.
After that, remove the heat and let the bubbles vanish in a couple of minutes. Now, slowly add the cream and butter carefully to make sure you don’t get spurted when the mixture is added. You can then add a small amount of hot water to adjust the fondue’s consistency and cook it low heat.
Just like with everything else, stir the mixture often for 20-30 minutes in low heat as it may take time for the flavours to bring in their strong taste and satisfy your taste buds.
Make sure not to be tempted to rush things over and increase the flame as it may compromise with the taste later.
If you substitute this with regular caramel, simply use flavouring syrup instead of water to ensure you have no air bubbles and maintain the consistency of the fountain. You can also go ahead with your own flavourings like hazelnut or vanilla to switch up the taste at different parties.
Lastly, serve the fountain with fruits like Apple, Pineapple chunks, bananas, strawberries, kiwi, or even savoury of your choice to enjoy this fondue to its fullest.
6. Thai-Phoon Appetizer Fountain
If you are someone who loves satisfying your guests with appetisers as much as with the course meal, the Thai-Phoon Appetizer fountain is the best bet to go.
The best part? It goes well with almost all kinds of food items!
Follow this recipe to make a Thai-Phoon appetizers fountain of your own:
- Chicken stock 3 Litres
- Thai Chilli Sauce 1 Litres
- Chicken soup cream (undiluted)
- Caramel Food Coloring (optional)
Thai-Phool is one of the easiest recipes mentioned in this list. The key to making the best appetiser is to start with the lowest quantity and add more as needed.
This way you get to customise not just the colour but consistency as well. For this, add all the ingredients together and use the chicken soup cream to thicken the fondue.
You can then serve this fountain with small potato rosettes, shrimp fritters, hots or smokie sausages to ensure your guests never leave the party without carrying a copy of this recipe. So I suggest you note it down before it gets lost in all the scrolling.
If you aren’t willing to go extra with your chocolate fountain, go for the gold ol’ ketchup fountain to have a rather fancier approach to your confectionary.
As we all know, ketchup is the most famous condiment used at all parties. So there are no chances that this ketchup fountain is going to be ignored among the dozens of dishes present.
This can be a new, fancier and classier way of gaining more attention to your snacks, especially at weddings to make it a memorable day for everyone at the party.
The recirculating ketchup with remaining its temperature and consistency to avoid the mess of all kinds and make it easier to dip those delicious french fries and hamburgers.
For an added twist, try serving the ketchup fountain in a tray filled with confections for each table to instantly elevate the whole point of dipping their snacks in ketchup and enjoying the moment.
With this, you can rest assured to not just make these foods take scrumptious but improve the overall experience as well.
8. Pumpkin Spice Dip
The unique aroma and taste of Pumpkin spice dip is a festive favourite of most party makers today.
- Sugar 2 ½ cups
- Pumpkin puree 2 cups
- Maple syrup ½ cup
- ground nutmeg ¼ tsp
- Ground cinnamon ¼ tsp
- Cream cheese 2 lbs
- Milk as needed (1-2 cups)
Start off the recipe by adding cream cheese (room temperature), sugar, pumpkin puree, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, and maple syrup in an electric mixer.
Add milk to the mixture according to your preference.
Once you are done with the recipe, run it through the fountain without heat as it naturally comes to this ideal texture when it reaches room temperature.
You can also customise it with your own spices and create your own version of pumpkin spice dip to let your guests keep coming back for more!
9. Apricot Syrup
Nothing looks as delicious as a piping hot apricot syrup running through the chocolate fountain at each party.
It gives a unique translucent colour that looks incredible during outdoor brunches where these fountains can add to the aesthetic value of your springtime parties.
Follow the recipe to make your own apricot syrup right at the comfort of your home:
- Apricot preserves 8 cups
- Butter-flavoured syrup 2 cups
- light corn syrup 6 cups
To prepare this, add all the ingredients into a saucepan and simmer it for around 5 minutes. Remember to stir it frequently to ensure it doesn’t scorch to the bottom of the pan.
Cool the mixture for about 10 minutes and run it through the blender to completely mix in the ingredients and ensure you have no large chunks whatsoever.
Later, add the water and transfer it to your fountain. If you prefer a rather thick consistency, it’s best to cook for around another 5 minutes until you get to the desired consistency.
Apart from that, this mixture has been blended enough to be served on a fountain right away.
It’s your Turn…
Sure, we all know that we should eat 5 proportions of fruit in a day but no one ever said that it can’t be covered with your favourite syrup or condiment. Now, you can ditch the chocolate fountains (which, btw, is iconic on its own) and go for rather creative ways to spice up your parties and make these moments even more memorable.
With great fruit or confectionery that can go well with these fondues, you need to make sure you are serving these fountains with the freshest mixtures in a tray to prevent the aftermath of dealing with these messy fountains.
So, create a list of your favourite recipes and try them one by one to make each party different from the other.