The Perfect Chocolate Ganache

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You need this mouthwatering, perfect chocolate ganache in your life. Prepare to swoon over this decadent sauce. It’s fair to say it’s delicious melts in your mouth.

This means you will want to use it as a sauce, frosting, glaze, and more. Trust me when I say this is your new go-to recipe.

Warm chocolate ganache pouring onto fluffy waffles with blueberries and raspberries in the background

In fact only 2 simple ingredients are keeping you from living your best life. Picture yourself enjoying a slice of cake with this rich frosting. Or dipping your waffles into warm, decadent ganache sauce. You’ll never want maple syrup with your waffles again, now you’re Team Ganache. And let’s not stop there… did you know this perfect chocolate ganache recipe makes the best donut frosting?

You won’t want the dipping to end. Every bite is heavenly.

So what’s not to swoon about? There is no simpler way to indulge than with this chocolate ganache. And let’s be clear — if you’re going to indulge, then go all the way. Don’t deprive yourself and loved ones from this food luxury. Using this sauce in your recipes will definitely up your food game. Speaking of which, let’s consider more ways to enjoy this mouthwatering sauce.

ways to up your food game with the perfect chocolate ganache

  • serve this with a fruit platter for the ultimate fruit dip
  • combine with homemade churros for an amazing dessert
  • frost your next cake with whipped ganache frosting
  • add this as a layer your homemade ice cream cake
  • keep in mind this tastes wonderful layered in a trifle
  • enjoy the best breakfast dipping waffles and pancakes into this warm, mouthwatering sauce
  • serve it as a top layer in a chocolate tart
  • don’t forget this is the best tasting cupcake icing
  • imagine this as chocolate fondue… it’s decadent
  • and there are more wonderful ways to use the ganache. Let me know in the comments what I’ve missed.

Y’all this recipe is too easy. And judging by the taste your family and friends will imagine you spent hours perfecting this ganache. That’s alright — no one needs to know it took you 10 minutes to whip up.

recommended chocolate ganache ingredient brands:

  • first dairy free dark chocolate is the way to go. Currently two brands I recommend are Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate Chips and Nestle Toll House Simply Delicious Dark Chocolate Morsels. I find some brands sell a 10 oz bag and others a 9 oz bag; either works. This recipe isn’t that picky. You can also experiment with semi-sweet morsels to see what you like best.
  • next is coconut cream. I prefer Let’s Do… Organic Heavy Coconut Cream. This is really thick. Other regular coconut creams work well too, though they will require more time to thicken.
Each bite of these double chocolate donuts is magical with this chocolate ganache.

ganache icing tips

  • if you’re new to the ganache scene, keep in mind ganache thickens as it cools. Always consider what you’re using the ganache for so you have an idea what thickness you want.
  • from experience have your cake or cupcakes chilled before frosting. It helps the ganache set better.
  • if you prefer long, thin ganache drips on your cake, glaze the cake after the ganache has only slightly cooled.
  • however if you’d like a thicker and chunky drip (my favorite look), let the ganache become almost room temperature.
  • you can use a spoon or squeeze bottle to add the drip drizzle around the edges of your cake. My personal preference is using the squeeze bottle.
  • ganache can last 3-4 days in an airtight container at room temperature.
  • if you’re using it to frost cupcakes or a cake, I’d suggest allowing the ganache to harden in the refrigerator, then whipping it with a hand mixer.

other dessert recipes

  • this oreo ice cream cake has the most delicious chocolate ganache top layer. It not only looks gorgeous, but also tastes amazing!
  • click on the most mouthwatering walnut brownie sundae in a skillet. Grab spoons and dig into this amazing gluten and dairy free dessert.
  • puppy chow is perfect for school parties, family game night, or any other special occasion. This is a family favorite.

Can you believe all the delicious uses for this chocolate ganache? This is a must pin recipe. Then this recipe will be at your fingertips for your next party or brunch.

Lastly once you’ve tried this perfect chocolate ganache you will agree it tastes rich and decadent. Every bit will melt in your mouth, making you only want more.

I look forward to hearing in the comments all the different ways you’ve used this ganache. Did you frost a birthday cake with it? Or maybe you used it for a waffle dip? Let me know below.

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Eat well and feel well,


The Perfect Chocolate Ganache

Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Servings: 10
Author: Eating Gluten and Dairy Free


  • 9 or 10 oz bag dark chocolate morsels
  • 13.5 oz can heavy coconut cream


  • Place dark chocolate morsels in a medium size bowl and set aside.
  • Pour heavy coconut cream into a small saucepan over medium heat. This will heat quickly.
  • Remove from stove top right before cream begins to boil.
  • Pour heated coconut cream over morsels and allow to sit for 2 minutes.
  • Let your ganache set and cool until it's the thickness you desire.
  • Store at room temperature in an airtight container up to 3 days.


Regular coconut cream works too it will take longer to set for some recipes.
In most circumstances I find it best to prepare the ganache before I need it. Then the ganache will have thickened up and I won’t be waiting to frost a cake or donuts while it cools.


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