Chocolate and coffee for dessert? We’re combining the two together in this espresso-flavoured chocolate dipping sauce recipe—perfect for satisfying everyone’s sweet tooth this Valentine’s Day.
It’s interesting how chocolate and coffee are excellent on their own, yet mixing them in a recipe gives desserts, beverages and sauces added depth and flavour. This chocolate dipping sauce recipe makes about 6 cups and can be served in a fondue pot to keep it warm and melted. It goes well with all sorts of dippers, like pretzel sticks, marshmallows and fruits, and makes regular ice cream extra yum.
What we love about this indulgent sauce is that it doesn’t even require a saucepan or a double boiler to make. All you need is a blender, some skewers for dipping plus a group of chocolate and coffee lovers. Serve this on Valentine’s Day or whenever serious craving strikes.
- Vitamix blender (or any blender)
- Digital scale
- Measuring cups or measuring jug
- Measuring spoons
- Dip bowl or fondue set
- Serving boards for your dippers
- 240ml (1 cup) water
- 480ml (2 cups) heavy cream
- 2 tbsp espresso coffee
- 6 tbsp powdered sugar
- 700g (4 cups) semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 60ml brandy, optional
- Choice of dippers like fruit and marshmallows
- Place water, cream, coffee, sugar, and chocolate into the Vitamix container in the order listed. Secure the lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn the blender on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Blend for 3 minutes or until melted and smooth.
- Pour into a dip bowl or fondue pot and, if desired, stir in brandy.
- Serve with assorted dippers of your choice.
- For dippers, you can also try sponge or pound cake, sliced apples or pears, bananas and pineapple chunks.
- Cheese fondue is also perfect for intimate celebrations, not to mention equally delicious.
- Planning an all-out Valentine’s Day dinner? This three-course menu should do the trick.
Recipe is adapted from Vitamix.