The Hibbards love vegan fondue!
There is something magical about fondue. Don't you agree? My dreams usually involve cheese and chocolate...and Krispy Creme donuts (find and/or make me vegan ones and I will love you forever). Matt jokes that I try to eat my pillow at night. ha.
The Melting Pot was my only real experience with fondue, but we used to go at least a couple times a year, BV (before vegan). I am saving myself for a Cathrineholm fondue set, but until the day I find one in good condition, I'll just have to use big enamel pots and some old 70s fondue sticks that I found in our junk drawer (probably came from a fondue set my parents gave me).
Trying to find a vegan cheese fondue recipe online was pretty hard, so I took the basic idea from this recipe to create my own. My modified recipe is DIVINE!!! Like, so good that I had it as leftovers for 3 nights! Not the healthiest thing you can eat...but your mouth will love you.
VEGAN CHEESE FONDUE
- 1/2 cup mimiccreme
- 3 tbsp earth balance
- 1 bag vegan shredded Diaya cheese
- 1 tsp tahini
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- dash salt and pepper (to taste)
Preparation:In a fondue pot (or enamel pot) over medium-low heat, melt the earth balance and diaya cheese. Add tahini and stir until combined. Add remaining ingredients. You may need to add a bit more cheese or mimiccreme to get the consistency that you want.
You only need 1 bag of Diaya...not 2, as pictured
Looks just like cheese
Starts looking like cheese fondue!
Here's where it get's fun! We decided to dip gardein crispy 7 grain tenders, apple slices and 2 varieties of fresh vegan bread.
Gardein and apple slices
Fresh bread cubes
After sitting on low heat, the cheese fondue turns a nice shade of 'cheddar'.
I yuppified Matt's Coleman camping grill, so we could keep the cheese hot! This is where a good fondue set would come in handy.
Yep, camping in the kitchen.
It was sooooo tasty. I honestly think I could taste-test fool some non-vegans into thinking it is real cheese fondue.
The chocolate course. This is somewhat easier to find recipes for, and I used this recipe, but made some modifications. Super duper tasty. And, you can re-heat it, if you have leftovers.
Vegan Chocolate Fondue
- 1/4 cup earth balance
- 8 ounces vegan chocolate chips or dark chocolate
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1/2 cup agave nectar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 tbsp vanilla soy milk
Melt earth balance, vegan chocolate and soy milk together in saucepan over very low heat, or, use a double-boiler to ensure chocolate doesn't burn. Once melted, remove from heat, add the rest of the ingredients, combine well and transfer to fondue pot to keep warm.
Everything goes into the pot
Finished vegan chocolate fondue
Fun! Let's dip bananas, massive strawberries, vegan bread, vegan chocolate chip cookies and vegan brownies.
Strawberries and chocolate. Dreamy.
So, looking for something fun to try this weekend?! Try vegan fondue!