Chocolate ganache is one of the easiest dessert toppings to make and pairs perfectly with almost anything. It only takes 5 minutes to put together!
Chocolate ganache is one thing that can turn your desserts from nice to impressive in just a few easy steps. This chocolate ganache recipe couldn’t possibly be any simpler, with just two ingredients and 3 steps, you can have enough ganache to cover a cake (or whatever else you have in mind).
If you’ve never made chocolate ganache, after making this recipe, you’ll wonder why you hadn’t tried making it sooner! When you realize how fast and quick this chocolate ganache recipe comes together you’ll wonder why you ever bothered with making frosting.
This chocolate ganache is so creamy, smooth and chocolatey that you’re going to want to find different desserts and reasons to use it.
With so many foods going great with chocolate ganache like chocolate bunt cakes, cream puffs, tarts, truffles, brownies, ice cream, and cake, you’ll never run out of excuses to have a batch on hand.
Serving chocolate ganache with your desserts or fruits is going to instantly make your parties more memorable and fancy. How many people do you know making their own chocolate ganache?
Exactly my point. So step up your dessert game with this easy chocolate ganache recipe and watch everyone’s jaws drop in amazement.
How to Make Chocolate Ganache
- In a medium-sized bowl, place your chocolate chips and then set them aside.
- In a small or medium-sized pot on your stove heat your heavy cream until it just barely starts bubbling.
- Pour your warmed heavy cream over the top of your chocolate chips.
- Stir the heavy cream and the chocolate chips together until they are nice and smooth.
- Let your chocolate ganache cool to thicken before using it.
- The use as desired.
How Do You Make Chocolate Ganache Thicker?
If you’d like to have your chocolate ganache to be even thicker consider letting it cool longer, as it will thicken as it cools. If you’re in a hurry you can place it in the fridge to cool it even faster.
If this still doesn’t get you to the right desired consistency, then the next time you make this ganache recipe, use a higher chocolate chip to cream ratio.
By adding in more chocolate chips you can make the recipe naturally thicker without changing the taste much (it might just become more chocolatey).
Can I Save Leftover Ganache?
Absolutely! If you make a batch of chocolate ganache and can’t use it all right away, then don’t let it go to waste! You can grab a spoon and dig into the delicious richness or you can save it for later.
Simply store it in an airtight container inside of the fridge for up to a few weeks. You can also store it inside of a freezer-friendly airtight container and freeze it for up to 3 weeks, just make sure to thaw it in the fridge overnight before using.
Is Ganache The Same As Frosting?
While they are not the same thing, they can often be used together or in place of one another depending on your desired results. Ganache is a simple thick syrup made of heavy cream and chocolate whereas frosting is usually made from sugar, butter(or shortening), and milk.
If you want to make frosting out of ganache, cool it until chilled in the refrigerator and then whip it with an electric hand mixer until it is fluffy.
Does Ganache Set Hard?
Ganache thickens as it cools but it’s important to note that it will not become solid or set up hard. It will always remain somewhat soft to the touch but the room temperature will determine how soft it becomes.
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup chocolate chips semi-sweet or milk
- Heat heavy cream until just bubbling.
- Pour over top of the chocolate chips.
- Stir until smooth.
- Let cool.
So easy and delicious!