Perfect Chocolate Ganache Recipe {VIDEO}

Make the perfect Chocolate Ganache using only two ingredients! Use as a glaze or as a spreadable frosting or filling for baked goods.

Perfect Chocolate Ganache Recipe

One of my boys does not like frosting. I know...whose son is he?! Chocolate Ganache, however, is acceptable to his palate. So acceptable that I had to keep swatting him away while trying to take these photos because he would. not. keep his fingers off the bowl or the whisk or anything that had come in contact with the chocolatey nectar. Chocolate Ganache is like a delicious little secret because I'm not sure everyone knows how easy it is to make. Two ingredients, a few minutes of your time and one of the universe's most decadent glazes is born.

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What Is Ganache Frosting?

Ganache and Ganache Frosting are made with the same ingredients, but using different ratios of cream to chocolate. Ganache usually refers to a glaze that is drizzled over baked goods and ganache frosting refers to a spreadable frosting or filling for baking goods. Allowing ganache to cool in the fridge will make it thicker (much like the frosting), but it also causes it to lose its “drippy” quality that ganache is known for.

Chocolate Ganache vs. Ganache Frosting

How Long Does Ganache Last?

Keep Ganache in a sealed container in the fridge for 2-3 weeks.

Can You Freeze Ganache?

You can absolutely freeze Ganache with little to no change to its quality. Freeze in a sealed container (or double-bag) for up to 1 year. Let it thaw completely before reheating and drizzling over baked goods.

Perfect Chocolate Ganache Recipe

Can You Make Ganache In The Microwave?

Absolutely! If you’d like to skip the stove top, heat the cream in a microwave-safe bowl in the microwave for 2 minutes. Pour over the chocolate chips and follow the rest of the instructions as noted in the recipe card below.

Can I Use Half and Half For Ganache?

Only in a pinch! Heavy whipping cream is the preferred choice, as it creates a perfectly creamy, fudgy end result.

What Desserts Use Ganache?

For a few inspiring places to start (because the options really are endless), replace the dulce de leche with ganache in these Chocolate Sandwich Cookies. Drizzle it over the tops of these Peanut Butter Cup Brownies or spread it all over chocolate cake or Chocolate Cupcakes.

This stuff is dreamy, creamy and versatile. Enjoy enjoy enjoy!

Perfect Chocolate Ganache Recipe
chocolate, ganache
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Chocolate Ganache the perfect Chocolate Ganache with only two ingredients! Use as a glaze or as a spreadable frosting or filling for baked goods.
Yield: 1 cup

Chocolate Ganache

prep time: 10 minscook time: 5 minstotal time: 15 mins

Make the perfect Chocolate Ganache with only two ingredients! Use as a glaze or as a spreadable frosting or filling for baked goods.


  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips*
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  1. Pour the chocolate chips into a heat-proof bowl. Pour the cream into a small saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring often. Remove from heat when the cream becomes frothy and begins to bubble, about 5 minutes. Immediately pour the cream over top of the chocolate chips and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Whisk the chocolate and cream until the mixture is creamy, free of lumps and deep brown in color. **


* For a thinner ganache, decrease the amount of chocolate chips to 1 1/4 cups. For a thicker ganache, increase the amount of chocolate chips to 2 cups.

** FOR A THINNER GLAZE-LIKE GANACHE: use immediately! FOR A SPREADABLE FROSTING: Let sit for 20 minutes first, whisk and frost cooled baked goods.
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