Ganache is a Fancy Word for Melted Chocolate

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Learn how to make a thin to thick ganache and you will be on the way to wowing and amazing your family and friends with chocolate delights. You will want to cover everything in chocolate!

For bittersweet or semisweet chocolate ganache, make ganache from 2 parts cream, 3 parts chocolate (by weight).

For milk chocolate ganache, or for ganache made from flavored chips (white, butterscotch, etc.), use 1 part cream, 3 parts chocolate (by weight).


  • 1 cup dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3/ 4 cup plus 1 tablespoon heavy cream


  • STEP 1 – Place the chocolate in a large bowl. Set aside.
  • STEP 2 – Bring the cream to a simmer in a medium saucepan.
  • Pour hot cream over the chocolate and mix with a wooden spoon or spatula until the chocolate is completely melted.
  • STEP 3 – Cover with plastic wrap placed against the surface of the ganache and refrigerate until use.

The better the quality of chocolate you use, the better the ganache.