Choosing Quality Chocolate is the most important factor in making a chocolate fountain. Dark chocolate is a good choice because it has a rich, intense flavor and is less sweet than milk chocolate. You can also use white chocolate, but it may be more difficult to get it to flow smoothly in the fountain.
Prepare Your Chocolate Fountain
To melt the chocolate, you can use a microwave or a double boiler. To melt chocolate in the microwave, place it in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave it in 30-second increments, stirring well after each interval, until it is completely melted. Alternatively, use a double boiler by filling the bottom of a saucepan with a few inches of water and placing a heat-resistant bowl on top. Place the chocolate in the bowl and heat the water until the chocolate is melted, stirring constantly to prevent burning.
Once the chocolate is melted, it’s time to assemble the chocolate fountain. Set up the fountain base, which is a large, decorative bowl or container that will hold the chocolate. Attach the auger, a small motorised device that helps the chocolate flow smoothly through the fountain. Fill the base with the melted chocolate and turn on the auger, adjusting the flow as needed.
Make a Special Fountain
To make your chocolate fountain extra special, consider adding some flair to it. This can include colored lights, decorative bowls or platters, or flavoured chocolate. For example, you could use dark chocolate infused with peppermint or orange zest for a unique twist.
When it’s time to set out the dips, provide a variety of options such as fruit, cookies, pretzels, and marshmallows for guests to enjoy. You can also get creative and offer more unusual dips like bacon or cheese.
To keep the chocolate fountain clean, provide plenty of napkins for guests to wipe their hands and utensils before dipping. Periodically clean the fountain by turning off the auger and scooping out any excess chocolate that has accumulated at the bottom of the base.
Follow Tips or Outsource Your Fountain
By following these tips, you can create a delicious and impressive chocolate fountain that will be a hit at any party or special event. Choose high-quality chocolate, melt it carefully, and keep things clean, and you’ll be sure to impress your guests with your culinary skills.If however, you don’t want to have to deal with all of this setup, then you can leave all of that to us. Our Chocolate fountain hire packages offer you the hassle free way to serve your guests the perfect choloate fountain.
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