Silky smooth white chocolate fondue flavored with eggnog, nutmeg and a splash of rum or brandy. This holiday recipe is quick and easy to make, and absolutely a crowd pleaser!
Ingredients needed for white chocolate fondue:
- High-quality white chocolate chips
- AE Dairy Heavy Cream
- AE Dairy Eggnog (or additional cream)
- Kosher salt
- Ground nutmeg
- Rum or brandy (optional)
How to make white chocolate fondue
It doesn't get easier than this fondue recipe!
- Combine eggnog, cream, nutmeg and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer.
- Whisk together liquor (or additional cream) and cornstarch to make a cornstarch slurry.
- Whisk cornstarch slurry into cream mixture and cook until thickened, about 30 seconds.
- Remove pan from heat, and incrementally add white chocolate, whisking to combine after each addition.
- Serve fondue immediately with desired dippers.
Tips for making the best chocolate fondue:
Tip one: use high-quality ingredients.
Chocolate fondue requires a very short ingredient list, because of that, it's important to use high quality ingredients!
For this recipe, seek out higher-priced white chocolate chips, brandy or rum you would actually enjoy drinking, and freshly ground nutmeg or pre-ground from a high-quality spice brand.
Tip one con't: high quality dairy.
And of course, the heavy cream and eggnog need to be the best around. In the Midwest, that's Anderson Erickson Dairy. AE Dairy, an Iowa-based dairy company, is known around Iowa for its dedication to creating high quality dairy products through innovation.
Plus, AE serves Iowa, Kansas City, and the bordering states, which means the milk doesn’t travel far. So if it’s on the shelf, you know it’s incredibly fresh!
For this recipe I love to use AE Egg Nog, which AE makes following their time-tested recipe that’s nearly 80 years old. AE’s recipe uses the freshest, high-quality cream, lots of premium vanilla, and fresh nutmeg to create the best eggnog on the market.
If you’ve never had eggnog before, or are hesitant to try it, I encourage you to pick up a carton of AE Dairy Egg Nog and give it a try in a recipe (fondue, french toast, ice cream). It’s sweet, creamy, custardy, and offers the slightly warm-spice flavor of nutmeg. Plus, it’s not “eggy” like you might expect.
Not surprisingly, I also recommend AE Dairy Heavy Cream—with no additives or stabilizers, and not being ultra-pasteurized, it’s the freshest and most natural cream on the market (made with one ingredient, cream).
If you’re wondering where you can find AE Dairy products, you can find more details here. You’ll need both eggnog and heavy cream for this recipe, but I recommend grabbing some of their Old-Fashioned Cottage Cheese while you’re at it!
Tip two: monitor the heat.
When cooking fondue, it's important to avoid cooking it over too high of heat. Bring the cream mixture to a simmer over medium heat, then once the cornstarch is added decrease the temperature a bit to medium-low to maintain a low simmer.
To ensure the chocolate melts evenly and smoothly, remove the saucepan from heat before adding the chocolate. I also recommend adding the chocolate incrementally and whisking to melt completely before adding more.
What to serve with white chocolate fondue
This eggnog fondue is on the sweeter side, because of that, I recommend serving the fondue with salty and mildly sweet dippers.
- Pretzel rods
- Pretzel nibblers
- Candied ginger
- Sliced pears
- French bread
- Graham crackers
How to serve chocolate fondue
To keep fondue warm, serve it in a fondue pot. If you don't have a fondue pot, serve it in a small pot that can easily be reheated on the stovetop from time to time, such as a small cast-iron pot.
Fondue forks are a classic way to serve fondue, but for something a little more fun and unique, pull out the chopsticks!
Can white chocolate fondue be made ahead?
Yes! This is a great make-ahead recipe for the holidays. Store fondue in a glass airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Reheat fondue in a saucepan over medium-low heat just until it comes to a sputtering simmer.
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Silky-smooth white chocolate fondue spiked with eggnog, nutmeg and a splash or brandy or rum.
In a small saucepan, combine eggnog, cream, nutmeg and salt; bring to a simmer over medium heat. Meanwhile, whisk together brandy and cornstarch in a small bowl; add to eggnog mixture and cook until thickened, about 30 seconds. Off heat, gradually whisk in white chocolate until completely smooth.
Serve immediately with sliced pears, strawberries, pretzels, candied ginger.
If you'd like to make this outside of the holiday season, substitute additional cream or half-and-half in place of the eggnog.
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