How To Make Chocolate Ganache

Today’s Best Recipe is decadent Chocolate Ganache.

This delicious Chocolate ganache is the ultimate for all things sweet.

It’s not only easy but incredibly versatile.

You’ll find it adds a luxurious rich touch to desserts–frost cakes, use it as a cake filling, pour over ice cream sundaes, use it a fruit dip, drizzle over and roll out to make truffles.

Our chocolate cranberry truffles is a quick and easy recipe, however, typically, chocolate ganache is the base for chocolate truffles.

It’s rich and glossy and oh, so delicious!

Just Two Ingredients:

  1. Heavy CreamDo not use half-and-half, whole milk, nut milk, hemp milk, or any other liquid because the ganache won’t be set up properly. 
  2. Chocolate: You can use semi-sweet chocolate (recommended), bittersweet chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate. 

 

 

chocolate ganache in a bowl

Ingredients Check List:

  • 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 5 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream

making chocolate ganache

How to Make Chocolate Ganache

  1. Put the chocolate chips in a small heat-proof bowl.
  2. Pour the heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup and heat in the microwave until it just begins to boil.
  3. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips, and let sit for one minute, then whisk until smooth.

Tips:

When making homemade ganache, you need a 1:1 ratio of cream to chocolate. You can double or halve this recipe.

If you want a higher-quality ganache to opt for Ghiradelli chocolate chips (they melt best), or use Ghirardelli Chocolate Baking Bar.

The Spruce Eats has a great article on how to avoid and what to do if your chocolate seizes–should your chocolate be gritty, lumpy, and dull.

If using a baking chocolate bar, a serrated knife works best–cut or shave the bar into small pieces, the smaller the pieces the easier the warm cream will melt the chocolate.

Pipe onto cakes and cupcakes or use as a filling, once the ganache has set.

For Whipped Ganache, place set ganache into mixer and whip for four minutes. It will become lighter in color as it whips.

chocolate ganache

How To Make Chocolate Ganache

Yield: 1.5 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes

chocolate ganache in a bowl

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 5 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Instructions

  1. Put the chocolate chips in a small heat-proof bowl.
  2. Pour the heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl or measuring cup and heat in the microwave until it just begins to boil.
  3. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips, and let sit for one minute, then whisk until smooth.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 56Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 2mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 0g

Nutritional Information may not be accurate

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