White Chocolate Raspberry Fondue & Chocolate Turtle Fondue

There is something so romantic about fondue. I’m really not sure what it is. Perhaps because it’s warm and bubbly. Perhaps because it just feels more intimate. Perhaps because of fondue restaurants that offer that inviting and cozy atmosphere that’s perfect for date night. 

I was trying to think of something special to enjoy with my husband for Valentine’s Day. And then I thought, “Aha! Fondue!” It totally sets the mood, am I right? So I got my ingredients ready for making 2 rich and chocolaty fondues with Ghirardelli chocolate. But then I stopped cold. 

I made a White Chocolate Raspberry Fondue. Smooth with a swirl of raspberry sauce. I also made a Chocolate Turtle Fondue. Rich and creamy with Carmel swirl and topped with candies pecans.

I mean, chocolate fondue is the ultimate in romantic desserts. But they both needed something else. Something that would make it even more indulgent. Perhaps a little bit of a buzz. And then I remembered a drink I’d seen on mixthatdrink.com that would do just the trick. 

TheToasted Almond Cocktail ( https://mixthatdrink.com/toasted-almond-cocktail/ ) is the ideal complement to the Chocolate Turtle fondue. It’s sweet and sensual without being too much in the sweet department. It’s a bit refreshing too, almost like enjoying a glass of milk with dessert, only this milk is all grown up. That’s my kind of milk!

You only need Amaretto, Kahlua, and cream.

The second drink I made is a Sparkling Cognac. It’s the perfect compliment with the White Chocolate Raspberry. It was crisp and like the other drink it wasn’t overly sweet.

So pick one of the fondues and a drink or both and get the love-fest started. Stock up and get ready to serenade your someone special with these recipes that will surely fill them with love!

White Chocolate Raspberry Fondue

Ingredients

White Chocolate Sauce
16 oz white chocolate
1 cup heavy cream 

Directions

Using a serrated knife coarsely chop the chocolate. 
Bring cream to a boil over medium heat. 
Pour the warm cream over the chocolate and add salt.  Whisk until smooth to break up any pieces of chocolate. 

Raspberry Sauce
7 oz raspberries
1/2 of sugar
1/4 cup of water

Directions

Puree the raspberries in a blender and pass through a very fine strainer. 
Warm the raspberry puree in a saucepan.
In a separate sauce pan, mix the sugar and water.  Bring the sugar and water mixture to a boil. 
Mix the sugar mixture into the raspberry puree. 
Return to a boil, then strain the mixture. 

Pour the white chocolate into a fondue pot.  Place raspberry sauce in a piping bag or a zip top bag.  Cut the tip off the bag and drizzle the raspberry sauce over the white chocolate. 

Sparkling Cognac

2 cups Sparkling White Wine
1/4 cup cognac
1/2 cup simple syrup (equal parts of sugar and water) 

Pour in all the ingredients in a small pitcher, and stir.
Pour the drink into two wine glass.


Chocolate Turtle Fondue

Chocolate Sauce 

Ingredients
8 ounces semisweet
8 oz milk chocolate
1 cup heavy cream
1/8 teaspoon coarse salt 

Caramel Drizzle
8 ounces ghiradelli caramel
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt 

Candied Pecans
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp butter cut in cubes 

Directions

Using a serrated knife coarsely chop the chocolate. 
Bring cream to a boil over medium heat. 
Pour the warm cream over the chocolate and add salt.  Whisk until smooth to break up any pieces of chocolate. 

Follow the same directions for the caramel drizzle 

Pour the chocolate into a fondue pot.  Place caramel in a piping bag or a zip top bag.  Cut the tip off the bag and drizzle the caramel over the chocolate, and top with candied pecans. 

Toasted Almond Cocktail

Ingredients

2 ounces amaretto
1 ounces Kahlua
2 ounces cream

Directions

Fill a cocktail shaker halfway with ice.
Pour in all the ingredients, and shake well.
Strain the mixture into two glass.  

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