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What kind of chocolate do you use for a chocolate fountain?

Last Updated: 5th February, 2020

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For a fountain to work properly, your chocolate should have the smooth-flowing consistency of light cream when it's melted. The "couverture" chocolate used by pastry chefs is ideal, with its high percentage of cocoa butter.

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Then, can you use any chocolate in a chocolate fountain?

Yes, you can use any chocolate in a chocolate fountain, but it has to be formulated to have a lower viscosity, or in simpler terms make it runnier. If you add melted chocolate to a fountain without thinning it out, it will clog your machine.

Secondly, how much chocolate do you need for a chocolate fountain? Preparing Chocolate Fountain Fill microwave safe zip-lock bag or large microwave safe bowl with 2-5 pounds of chocolate chips or callets. 2. In most cases, oil will be necessary to ensure a smooth, even flow of chocolate through your fondue fountain. A good estimate is ½ cup of vegetable oil per 5 pounds of chocolate.

Likewise, people ask, what kind of chocolate do you use for a fountain?

White Chocolate can also be used for a chocolate fountain. White chocolate has a deep and creamy taste.

What is the best chocolate for melting?

The ideal chocolate for melting and dipping is called "couverture" chocolate. (Find it here and here.) Couverture chocolate has a higher ratio of cocoa butter to cocoa, which helps it melt more smoothly. If you can't find couverture, use the best quality chocolate that you can find.

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Rickey Sattar

Professional

How do you melt chocolate for a fountain?

Stir the chocolate with a spatula or spoon, or knead the bag while wearing oven mitts to help the chocolate melt evenly. Microwave the chocolate for 30 seconds to 1 minute at a time, stirring after each interval, until it is fully melted. You can melt chocolate for fountains directly in the fountain itself.

Diarra Haverbusch

Professional

Do you have to melt chocolate before putting chocolate fountain?

If you do leave chocolate in the fountain and it hardens, simply turn on ONLY the heating element to start to melt the chocolate. Even if the chocolate has hardened and you have re-melted it, it still is good and can be poured back into a Just Melt It!

Merzouk Zingsheim

Professional

What is the ratio of chocolate to oil for a fountain?

The high cocoa butter content allows it to flow smoothly. If you use less expensive chocolate or chocolate chips, you will need to add between 1/2 and 1 cup of oil per 5 pounds of chocolate, depending on the brand and the atmospheric conditions.

Mijail Jooo

Explainer

How long can you run a chocolate fountain?

How long can a Chocolate Fountain run for? Most Home Fountains are designed to run for up to approx 3 hours - perfect for a party or celebratory dinner. Sephra Commercial Fountains can run for up to 24 hours - giving you the potential to serve your customers and guests for hour after hour.

Nikolaus Foret

Explainer

What is best melting chocolate?

White chocolate is more difficult to melt than other chocolates. Because it burns very easily, it must be melted in a double broiler, or in a heat-resistant bowl over hot water. A microwave simply scorches it too quickly. For darker chocolate, the best for melting is the chocolate that tastes the best.

Iria Writh

Explainer

What is the best chocolate fountain to buy?

Best Chocolate Fountains for Parties
  • Nostalgia CFF965 3-Tier 1.5-Pound Chocolate Fondue Fountain.
  • Nostalgia CFF986 4-Tier 2-Pound Stainless Steel Chocolate Fondue Fountain.
  • Nostalgia CFF1000 2-Pound Stainless Steel Cascading Fondue Fountain.
  • Wilton Chocolate Pro Chocolate Fountain.
  • Sephra Elite Chocolate Fountain for Home.

Rimas Allington

Pundit

What fruit is good dipped in chocolate?

Fruit: So the obvs choices for a chocolatey dip, are fruits. Apple slices, orange slices or peels, pineapple, bananas, you get it. Pretty much any sweet or tart fruit can be dipped in chocolate and I am definitely all here for that. Strawberries are always a standard classic – but why not add a lil kick?

Mattia Leiss

Pundit

What fruit goes with chocolate?

White chocolate's rich, sweet and creamy taste pairs well with fruits that have acidity, such as citrus, and tang, such as berries. It also plays nicely with very sweet fruits such as melons and peaches. Dark chocolate, known for its bitter bite, helps neutralize very sweet fruits such as bananas.

Lonnie Borregan

Pundit

How do you clean a chocolate fountain when the chocolate is hard?

Process of Cleaning
  1. Step 1: Begin by draining out all the excess chocolate from the fountain.
  2. Step 2: Once you have got rid of all the excess chocolate, fill the basin with a jug full of warm water and run the fountain for a few minutes.
  3. Step 3: Using a sponge and some warm soapy solution, get to washing the basin.

Riad Ruggi

Pundit

Can you use coconut oil in a chocolate fountain?

Most fountains recommend you use an oil to thin it out. The ratio is ¼ cup to 2-2.5 pounds of chocolate. Coconut oil can be substituted as well, it will add a great flavor and texture better than regular oil. To substitute coconut oil do a 1 to 1 ratio as this oil is a solid.

Terry Tusell

Pundit

What is good to dip in chocolate?

14 Delicious Things to Dip in Chocolate
  • Chocolate-Dipped Apple Wedges.
  • DIY Samoas.
  • Chocolate-Dipped Sweet Potato Chips.
  • Chocolate-Covered Strawberries.
  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Hi-Hat Cupcakes.
  • Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Stout Chocolate Chip Cookies.
  • Chocolate-Dipped Citrus Segments.
  • Chocolate-Covered Peanut Butter Crackers.

Amatallah Suri

Teacher

Can I test a chocolate fountain with water?

To test the fountain, water can be used. However, water is too thin to be carried up the auger. submersed in water to avoid damaging the wiring and electrical parts in the base. Once the parts have been cleaned, simply place the auger back on the t-shaft and the auger tube on the four posts.

Sarela Makhovikov

Teacher

Can I use Hershey's syrup in a chocolate fountain?

A: Almost any type of chocolate will work we do recommend chocolate sold in chips or callets. Do not use chocolate syrup. A: It is very important that the fountain be leveled BEFORE you pour the chocolate in.

Carolin Ehrenthaler

Teacher

How does chocolate fountain work?

Chocolate fountains use a mechanism known as the Archimedes' screw to transfer liquid chocolate to a higher plane. Inside the cylinder is a helical threaded screw mechanism powered by a small motor. The motor turns the screw, enabling liquid to be transferred from the bottom up along the screw until it reaches the top.

Poncio Straubel

Reviewer

What is formulated chocolate?

The formulation of this chocolate, as its name implies, includes either whole milk or ingredients derived from milk, such as whole milk powder or butter oil. Cocoa butter is added to milk chocolate to bring the % cocoa butter and milk fat up to about 30 to 33% of the formula.

Vernon Galbis

Reviewer

How much is a chocolate fountain?

Rental prices can vary based on fountain size and type, delivery fees, and length of time you have the fountain. 18-inch chocolate fountain: $40 from JR Party Supplies and Rentals in La Puente, California. Includes 4 pounds of chocolate.

Danielle Altava

Reviewer

What to add to chocolate to make it harden?

There is not much of a secret or trick to dipping something in chocolate and getting it to harden, actually. Simply melt semisweet chocolate by itself or with a little cream or butter. Dip, then refrigerate. When the chocolate is cooled, it hardens.

Anne Catrapoo

Reviewer

How do you temper chocolate at home?

Instructions
  1. Heat the water: Fill the pot with water and bring it up to a simmer.
  2. Begin melting the chocolate: Make sure your bowl is very dry, as any drops of water will seize up the chocolate.
  3. Stir until completely melted: After the chocolate is about 2/3 melted, gently stir it and allow it to melt further.

Opal Benhaddi

Supporter

Do chocolate chips harden after melted?

You can use chocolate chips for quick-and-dirty dipping; they're meant to survive in the oven, after all, so a few gentle zaps in the microwave won't do much damage. Chips don't contain enough cocoa butter to temper, so the melted chocolate will harden with a streaked or swirled appearance.