Anyone thats got a chocolate fountain

15 replies
Found 19th Nov 2009
just wondered, what do you put in it, just chocolate?
can it be any chocolate or do you need a special one?
do you have to melt the chocolate first?
rep for helpers, thanks xx

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my mum has one and has to mix oil with the chocolate

ooo choc fountain party. im there!

Begin preparing your chocolate fountain fondue with a good quality chocolate.The benchmark for quality chocolate is cocoa butter content. The higher the cocoa butter content, the smoother the melted chocolate fondue and the less likely it will need additional oil for a smooth chocolate fountain flow.

Start with a microwave safe zip lock bag. Fill with 2-5 lbs. of chocolate chips or callets.

In most cases, oil will be necessary to ensure a smooth, even flow of chocolate through your fondue fountain. A good estimate is 1/2 cup of vegetable oil per 5 lbs of chocolate. Just add the oil directly to the chocolate chips or callets in the microwave safe zip-lock bag prior to warming.
After adding the oil to the chocolate chips or callets, zip the bag closed (taking care to be sure the bag is thoroughly closed). If you are unsure about the quality of the zip-lock bag, play it safe and double bag.
Place the closed bag filled with chocolate chips and vegetable oil into the microwave and set on "High" for approx 3 minutes (time will vary according to microwave strength). check the bag about halfway through, kneading the partially melted chocolate.
When finished, remove the bag from microwave and carefully knead the bag, mixing and feeling for unmelted chocolate. If necessary, heat for a few more seconds until chocolate is smooth and free from chunks.


Found this online, hope it helps

Banned

yep oil and chocolate, use lots of oil

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magicbeans;6938685

ooo choc fountain party. im there!

maybe your welcome magicbeans x

Original Poster

thanks will rep you,

like a big bar of dairy milk, how many of them would i need to get the "flow" :giggle:

Had one (gf's) and used diary milk and oil like people suggested and was ok. Attended a wedding and they used 70%+ chocolate and single cream. Tasted very nice but will have cost a fair bit to do.

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GAVINLEWISHUKD;6938737

Had one (gf's) and used diary milk and oil like people suggested and was … Had one (gf's) and used diary milk and oil like people suggested and was ok. Attended a wedding and they used 70%+ chocolate and single cream. Tasted very nice but will have cost a fair bit to do.



thanks, how many big bars of dairy milk do i need to buy each time i wanna use it? xx

i have a fountain an cant seem to get the prop choc (small buttons) anywhere dont taste the same with dairy milk plus you will need a few bars.

kerri_ thanks, how many big bars of dairy milk do i need to buy each time i wanna use it? xx

I would never mix with oil, i buy the proper chcolate fountain buttons from Thorntons. Lush!

I buy the thorntons chocolate bag of buttons that are useable for the fountains... just melt them down in the micro then put em in the fountain.... I'm not a fan of thorntons chocolate either, but melted in the fountain then covering mallows and fruit it tastes fab!

Depending on size of fountain....i have a medium and use one bag...
Heres link thorntons.co.uk/Tho…htm

Lulu'sMammy;6939002

Depending on size of fountain....i have a medium and use one bag...Heres … Depending on size of fountain....i have a medium and use one bag...Heres link http://www.thorntons.co.uk/ThorntonsSite/product/i_love_chocolate/4690.htm



thanks why didnt i think of looking in thorntons :oops: yes they are a pain to clean mine only comes out on special occasions now the kids get soooo excited,damn i might have to pop to thorntons nowwwww :w00t:

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GAVINLEWISHUKD;6938809

Was along time ago but I think I used 5 200g bars and about 200ml of … Was along time ago but I think I used 5 200g bars and about 200ml of oil....................oh and about an hour cleaning the dam thing afterwords!:roll:Think it got used about 3 time then put in the cupboard never to be seen again.


oh meh! dont think ile bother now haha!!
cocktail fountain instead i think alot easier :)xxx
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