Easy Chocolate Ganache (Just 2 Ingredients!)

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Chocolate Ganache is the perfect chocolate topping to any dessert and it only takes one minute and two ingredients to dress up any dessert!

We love adding chocolate to our favorite homemade desserts along with Whipped Cream and Vanilla Ice Cream for the perfect dessert add-ons.

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Chocolate Sauce is one of the easiest “recipes” you’ll ever make and the first time you read this one you’ll have it memorized permanently because it really is that easy. The thing about this recipe is that it was the first one I ever used as a dinner party trick to impress clients as a trained chef.

How to Make Chocolate Ganache

Want to know how to make clients ooh and ahhh? Take some chocolate disks, add some heavy cream (also known as whipping cream) and microwave it for one minute. Let them sit for one minute, whisk the hot cream for 30 seconds and you have the silkiest, smoothest chocolate sauce you’ve ever made.

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The recipe is just a ratio of chocolate to whipping cream. 1:1 ratio. If you let the ganache cool completely and harden in a refrigerator it would be a slightly less hard version of my recipe for Chocolate Truffles without the cocoa powder that I roll them in.

You can use a double boiler to make the ganache as well, the microwave is just easier and doesn’t require ensuring you have a heatproof bowl that won’t crack over the small saucepan.

TOP 10 WAYS TO USE THIS GANACHE:

  1. Top Vanilla Ice Cream with it, let’s enjoy classics for a second.
  2. Make a banana split with Strawberry Topping and Pineapple Topping.
  3. Dip Strawberries in it, using any kind of chocolate you’d like, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, semi-sweet or even white chocolate.
  4. Let it come to room temperature, then whip in a stand mixer for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy for a frosting.
  5. Whip softened cream cheese and pipe it between two Chocolate Chip Cookies.
  6. Add it to a layer cake, like Chocolate Cake as a filling.
  7. Dip fondue dessert favorites in it like graham crackers, marshmallows or pound cake.
  8. Add 1/4 cup of peanut butter to the mixture and whisk well, the chocolate peanut butter mixture when warm will drizzle perfectly.
  9. Pour into a small pan and let cool in the fridge to enjoy like a fudge! You can add toppings too!
  10. Dip candies or caramels in it and let it harden in the fridge.
  11. Add milk to it for Chocolate milk or add warmed milk to it for hot chocolate!

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I have successfully done this with white chocolate, milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, bittersweet chocolate and even unsweetened chocolate (for a more complicated dessert recipe that involved adding other sweetened ingredients later).

IF you somehow end up with grainy sort of broken sauce (think like an oil based salad dressing) do not add more cream. Add 1 tablespoon of water to it and keep whisking over low heat. If still not emulsified try a second tablespoon.

Add 12 ounces of your favorite chocolate to a bowl. Add 12 ounces of heavy cream on top.

Microwave for 1 minute. Now just let it hang out for 5 minutes. Argh I know, I promised you one minute but should this time really count? We’re not even doing anything, just I don’t know, scooping out our ice cream while it all melts?

All done now, whisk together. Boom. Best Chocolate Sauce ever.

I have successfully done this with white chocolate, milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, bittersweet chocolate and even unsweetened chocolate (for a more complicated dessert recipe that involved adding other sweetened ingredients later).

How to Save broken Chocolate Ganache:

IF you somehow end up with grainy sort of broken sauce (think like an oil based salad dressing) do not add more cream. Add 1 tablespoon of water to it and keep whisking. If still not emulsified try a second tablespoon.

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Rich Chocolate Ganache (1 Minute & 2 Ingredients!)

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  • Yield: 12
  • Cook Time: 1 minute
  • Total Time: 1 minute
  • Course: Dessert
  • Cuisine: French-ish
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Heavy Cream and Chocolate come together to make the most indulgent, rich Chocolate Ganache and it only takes one minute of cooking time!

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces chocolate (your choice for the type, I normally use bittersweet Guittard discs)
  • 12 ounces heavy cream

Instructions

Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Add chocolate and heavy cream to a bowl and microwave for 1 minute then let sit for 1 minute.

  2. Now let it hang out for 1 minute, then whisk together for 30 seconds.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 12 , Amount per serving: 241 calories, Calories: 241g, Carbohydrates: 17g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 38mg, Sodium: 15mg, Potassium: 103mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 415g, Vitamin C: 0.2g, Calcium: 25g, Iron: 0.8g

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Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

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  1. I have a question! I plan to make this as an accompaniment to a raspberry cheesecake I am making for a friend. I just want to give her a squeeze-bottle filled with it. My questions are: 1. Will it be thin enough to go through a squeeze-bottle top; and, 2. If I make it the day before, will it harden or be just as runny the next day? (I assume to leave it out of fridge)
    Thanks!

    1. What a sweet gesture for your friend! It is thin enough to go through a squeeze bottle but you really don’t want to make it too far ahead of time otherwise it will harden up. If you want to make it thinner, you could always add more cream.

  2. Glad I found this simple ganache recipe, I am going to attempt to make ganache for the first time ever next weekend for a friend’s bridal shower cupcakes

  3. This is so easy to make i do not know why i have never tried making it before. It is so delicious i am going to make some this weekend.

  4. I have never tried making this before. I will have to get the ingredients together so i can make this delicious recipe.

  5. This is such a dangerous technique to know! I foresee multiple batches of microwaved ganache appearing in my kitchen and multiple pounds appearing on my bathroom scale!

  6. Oh my goodness, this is so super-simple… how have I not made this before. Thanks so much for the recipe. I will be making this the next time I have a party. It would be perfect for just about everything.

  7. I feel like I make this AT LEAST once a week. We try to keep a tub on hand for last minute projects too- it’s delicious!