How To Make Ganache

Ganache is a light whipped filling made with a mixture of chocolate and dairy ingredients. It's often used in desserts like cakes, truffles, or tarts. Learn how to make this creamy, chocolatey addition to your dessert recipes.

Get Started

Step 1: Heat Wet Ingredients

Combine 1 1/2 cups of cream and 2 tablespoons of vanilla extract into a medium saucepan and bring to a slight simmer over medium heat.

Step 2: Melt Chocolate

In another bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, 12 ounces of dark chocolate chips, and 1/2 teaspoon of espresso powder.

Step 3: Combine

Pour hot cream mixture over the bowl of chocolate ingredients and allow to sit for 5 minutes.

Step 4: Whisk

Whisk until smooth and glossy. The butter and cream are what make the ganache extra creamy and shiny!

Step 5: Enjoy

Use ganache as a rich filling for tarts, truffles and more! Ready to get started?