Heat the cream in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat until hot, about 2 to 3 minutes. When hot, add the chocolate and stir until it is just melted and smooth. Stir in vanilla. Transfer to a warm ceramic fondue pot.
Serve with your choices of fresh strawberries, bananas, apple wedges, pound cake, ladyfingers, and almond biscotti. Serves 6 or more.