CHOCOLATE FOUNTAIN IDEAS
Posted On April 22, 2020
Hi there, this is Michelin chef Patrick again, always at the side of the home cook.
Now with some chocolate fountain ideas. It doesn’t matter how old you are or how healthy you might try to be; chocolate is one of the great joys in life. Despite it’s bad boy reputation, chocolate also has many health benefits
See my previous article “why should we eat chocolate”
WHY SHOULD WE EAT CHOCOLATE
What is a chocolate fountain?
A chocolate fountain is a device for serving chocolate fondue. Typical examples resemble a stepped cone, standing 2–4 feet tall with a crown at the top and stacked tiers over a basin at the bottom. The basin is heated to keep the chocolate in a liquid state so it can be pulled into a center cylinder then vertically transported to the top of the fountain by an Archimedes screw. From there it flows over the tiers creating a chocolate “waterfall” in which food items like strawberries or marshmallows and counties other treats can be dipped.
Equipment for best melted chocolate dipping:
There are scores of chocolate fountain devices on the market ranging from a number of small, inexpensive ones available on Amazon to more sophisticated larger models. The smaller ones do keep the chocolate at melting point in the base bowl but you have to melt the chocolate separately at first. Larger, more commercial devises, not that pricey at all, facilitate adding your chocolate to the bowl in a tempering type procedure, that is adding a certain quantity at a time, then more as it melts and so forth.
See my article on chocolate tempering (though this procedure is not necessary for fountains)
One of the best options for after-dinner treats at a buffet, wedding, graduation, or other celebration is the classy, molten-liquid heaven that a chocolate fountain adds. OR chocolate birthday party ideas
The list of foods that can be dipped is endless; individual fruits with skewers provided, pre-skewered whole fruit “kebabs”, baby meringues, chocolate truffles, pretzels, cup cakes on skewers. Basically whatever your imagination can dream up.
Guideline for catering quantities:
25 people-0.8 kg chocolate (1.9 lbs)
50 people-1.7 kg (3.8 lbs
100 people 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs)
150 people 5.3 kg (11.6 lbs
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