How to Make Chocolate Ganache

Shiny chocolate ganache sauce in a glass jar with a spoon next to it.

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Learn how to make Chocolate Ganache with just two ingredients and 10 minutes! This versatile chocolate sauce is decadent and simple to make.


  • 1-1/4 cup (227g) chopped chocolate or high-quality chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (227g) heavy cream
  • pinch of salt (optional)


  1. In a metal bowl, combine the chocolate and salt (if using).
  2. Heat the cream in a small saucepan on the stovetop until just simmering around the edges.
  3. Pour the cream over the chocolate, making sure it the chocolate is completely submerged. Let the mixture sit for 5 minutes without disturbing it.
  4. Gently stir the cream into the chocolate until it is fully combined, resulting in a shiny, silky chocolate ganache.


The ganache will be runny while it is still hot, and will thicken to a scoopable consistency as it cools.

For a twist on chocolate ganache and to make it dairy-free, use full-fat canned coconut milk in place of the heavy cream.

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