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How To Make Chocolate Ganache

Cashmere & Cocktails
Want to know how to make the best, rich and creamy chocolate ganache EVER? It's easier than you may think. Let me show you.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 13 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 1.5 cups


  • 8 ounces Semi-Sweet or Dark Chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream


  • Place chopped chocolate into a medium heat-proof bowl.
  • In a small saucepan, bring heavy whipping cream to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Pour over chocolate and allow to rest for 2-3 minutes.
  • With a rubber spatula, gently stir the mixture until the chocolate has melted and mixture becomes smooth.
  • If using ganache to use for a drizzle, use while still warm. Otherwise, allow to cool completely.
  • Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or on the counter for 2 days. Enjoy!


Ratio tips:
1 Part Chocolate : 1 Part Cream Ratio: best for chocolate drizzle or glaze when warm. Once it’s achieved room temperature, can be spread or whipped for frosting.
2 Parts Chocolate : 1 Part Cream Ratio: best for truffles or fillings that require a fudgy consistency. Can also be used for frosting.
1 Part Chocolate : 2 Parts Cream Ratio: best for chocolate glaze.
Keyword chocolate, desserts, easy, sauce
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