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Dairy Free Chocolate Fondue (Vegan and Non-Dairy)

This Dairy Free Chocolate Fondue recipe is easy to make, super rich, and happens to be vegan and gluten free as well. Plus, this easy chocolate fondue will be ready in about 10 minutes, and then decide what you want to dip into it. We have included directions for making this in a fondue pot, a double boiler on the stove or even your microwave!

marshmallow on a stick being dipped into dairy free chocolate fondue

Ingredients for Dairy Free Chocolate Fondue

This recipe is easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. For this recipe you will need:

  • Semi sweet chocolate chips (dairy-free)- we like to get these at Trader Joe’s or Sprouts. You can also use chopped chocolate bars if you have one you prefer.
  • Coconut cream
  • Vanilla extract

After you gather your ingredients this recipe will take about 10 minutes to make and then it is ready to go! See the recipe card below for ingredient amounts and the full recipe. The recipe card includes directions for all 3 methods of preparation.

dairy free chocolate fondue in a bowl on a plate with graham crackers, marshmallows and berries

What to dip in chocolate fondue?

The options are seriously endless here, but here are some of our favorite suggestions:

  • berries: strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries
  • bananas
  • apples
  • pretzels
  • marshmallows
  • graham crackers
  • vanilla wafers
  • cookies
  • rice krispie treats
  • angel food cake

Be sure to grab dairy-free versions of anything you are dipping if needed. Also, if you are making this recipe because it is vegan chocolate fondue keep that in mind when picking food items to dip.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I do with leftover chocolate fondue?

Let the leftover fondue cool and then store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Reheat the fondue when ready to eat in the microwave or on the stove.

How can I make fondue on the stove?

Fill a pot halfway with water and bring it to a simmer. Then, place a bowl on top to create a double boiler. Use the bowl on top as you would a fondue pot.

I don’t like coconut, do I have any other options besides coconut cream?

Yes, oat milk would be a good substitution. Oat milk is thicker than almond milk or soy milk so that would be the best replacement. The coconut cream gives it a richness that is harder to duplicate with non-dairy milks.

dairy free chocolate fondue with a strawberry being dipped in it

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Looking for more easy dairy free recipes? Try our Vegan Chocolate Truffles, Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Corn Casserole, Easy Chicken Taco Pasta, One Pot Dairy Free Chicken Tortilla Soup, Dairy-Free Queso with Ground Chicken, Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, Gluten-Free Lemon Poppy Seed Pancakes, Gluten Free Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread and Gluten-Free Teriyaki Chicken Wings.

marshmallow on a stick being dipped into dairy free chocolate fondue

Dairy Free Chocolate Fondue

Yield: 10 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Dairy Free Chocolate Fondue recipe is easy to make, super rich, and happens to be vegan and gluten free as well. Make your fondue in a fondue pot or on the stove and then decide what you want to dip into it!


  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips (dairy free)
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Shake the can of coconut cream to incorporate the cream with the coconut milk.
  2. To use a fondue pot: turn on your fondue pot to medium low and add the coconut cream to the pot. Let heat until warm and add the chocolate chips and vanilla extract. Stir often until melted and warmed through. Lower heat once combined and warmed through. Leave on low heat while dipping and stir often.
  3. To use a double boiler: heat water in a pot over medium heat until simmering and lower heat. Place bowl on top of pot and add coconut cream, chocolate chips and vanilla extract. Stir often until melted, warmed and combined. Then pour into serving dish.
  4. To use the microwave: combine chocolate chips and coconut cream in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 1 minute increments on power level 5. Stir well in between. Heat until warmed through and combined well. Add vanilla and then pour into serving dish.
  5. See notes for storing leftover fondue.


Store leftover fondue in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days. Before serving heat in the microwave, fondue pot or in a double boiler.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 10 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 14mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 34gProtein: 2g

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Thursday 2nd of June 2022

I like yours recipes they are easy and can be used every day

Melissa Samartino

Tuesday 21st of June 2022

Thank you Teresa! That’s always my goal!

Melissa Samartino

Friday 3rd of June 2022

Thank you so much! That’s the goal for each recipe I write!

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