Chocolate Ganache

With only 2 ingredients, this Chocolate Ganache recipe is as simple as can be. All you need to make it is dark chocolate and coconut milk. I’ve been making this dairy-free dessert topping for years and the boys absolutely love it!

Traditional chocolate ganache is made with chocolate and heavy cream. My dairy-free Chocolate Ganache recipe uses coconut milk instead of heavy cream. I haven’t tried making Chocolate Ganache with other types of dairy-free milk so I’m not sure if that will work. If you do find a substitute, please leave a comment and let us know about it!

Chocolate Ganache

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  • Combine coconut milk and chocolate in a saucepan
  • Heat over very low heat
  • Stir until melted
  • Remove from heat
  • Drizzle over ice cream, brownies, or cake
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
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I love using this vegan Chocolate Ganache on baked goods. When cooled it firms up and hardens into a chocolate shell type topping. The boys and their friends love my Paleo Caramel Brownies which use this incredible topping along with my Vegan Caramel Sauce loaded on top of my Paleo Brownies.

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46 responses to “Chocolate Ganache”

  1. Hi
    I haven’t tried this yet….would it be possibly to turn this ganache into truffles? Perhaps add some orange essence?
    I have only ever made dairy truffles but can no longer eat them, and would love an alternate for Christmas .

    • I live in the UK, over here we get coconut cream and coconut milk. I’ve made chocolate truffles using coconut cream, they turn out great. I recon if you allow a can of coconut milk to separate in the fridge and then use the coconut cream from the top this should give you the best results. I add a some coconut fat to mine too, it makes them smoother and they stay firm for longer out of the fridge. A little vanilla is nice too.

      Experiment and enjoy – its difficult to go far wrong and you can always eat the experiments ;-)

  2. Delicious! I love chocolate ganache made with coconutmilk! I make this all the time… didn’t know it had such a fancy name ;-) But you’re right! It does taste like regular ganache! I make mine with a tsp sunflower seed lecithin to keep it from separating, which happens rather quikly with the brand of coconut-milk I use… so that might be a helpful tip to some of you who want a smoother texture too :-)

  3. Thank you Elana for this simple and yummy recipe!

    I will make it with Dagoba baking chocolate. I will sweeten it to my taste with some powdered xylitol.

  4. is this made with a chocolate bar like a lindt or dagoba or just plain unsweetened chocolate bar like you bake with??

  5. Which coconut milk do you use? I assume you mean the canned coconut milk used for Thai cooking. If so, do you use the full fat or the light version?

  6. Is the coconut milk straight from the can or is it the stuff the is on the top when the canned coconut milk is refrigerated?

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