What to Know to Make the Most Out of Chocolate Fountains

By Ross | 1 Entertainment on Nov 10 2021

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If you are looking to create the most memorable parties that your friend and families will talk about for the next few days, weeks, and even months, think chocolate fountain. A chocolate fountain is a must-have to create that incredible and unforgettable experience. Nothing says "wow" more than a fountain of chocolate that people can slather all over their treats. But of course, there's so much more to chocolate fountains than simply buying one and using it straight away. Do you know how much chocolate to put into the fountain? Do you know what type of chocolates you must use? These questions must be answered to ensure you are using the chocolate fountain to its maximum potential.

Today, we're going to share with you what you need to know to make the most out of chocolate fountains: 


1. Picking the Correct Type of Chocolate

There is such a thing as picking the wrong type of chocolate for chocolate fountains. You need to look for specially made chocolates produced for chocolate fountains, as they are much higher in cocoa butter. If you use other chocolates like milk chocolate and white chocolate, you will need to add some vegetable or canola oil. The ratio here would be around 55% chocolate and 45% oil, or almost one to one.


2. Using the Right Amount of Chocolate

For every ten guests you have, you will need around a pound of chocolate, given that the chocolate fountain is the only sweet item being offered. If you have plenty of other sweets, then you can get away with less for ten people. Also, consider the size of the fountain you're renting. A small fountain can serve approximately 50 people for two hours, holding up to seven pounds of chocolate. The largest one can serve over 200 people and hold twenty pounds of chocolate.


3. Knowing How to Melt Chocolate for the Fountain

Generally, chocolate fountains will come with two options: heat and heat & motor. Setting the fountain to heat is enough if you are using chocolate made for chocolate fountains. Once it has been thoroughly warmed and melted, you can switch the setting to heat & motor. If you want to heat the chocolate manually, there are a few ways to go about it. You can either microwave the chocolate or use the double boiler method.


4. Cleaning the Chocolate Fountain Machine

Once the party is done, you will want to know how to properly clean the fountain. Do not ever pour the leftover chocolate down the drain, as it can clog the pipes. Throw the chocolate into the trash can, scraping out leftovers and throwing them away. Once most of the chocolate is cleaned out, give the entire fountain a rinse and wipe down. If you run into hardened chocolate, reheat the chocolate and clean it out.



With all of those questions answered, we hope you have a much better idea of properly using chocolate fountains to take your events to a whole new level. That said, we want to recommend to you to only rent quality chocolate fountains from trustworthy vendors. This way, you can rely on the fact that not only will the chocolate fountain serve as a centrepiece for the event, but it will provide everyone with all the chocolate they want to satisfy their tastebuds!

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