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. Yum!!
    I made a vegan cake today and needed a good ganache to pour all over the top. Thank you, this was perfect :)

  2. I used coconut/almond blend (Silk Brand) with Baker’s Chocolate. Delicious, texture is a bit gritty. I am wondering how long is it good? Does it spoil?

  3. When you say coconut milk are you referring to canned coconut, the cooking kind or the carton drinking kind?

    • Eleni, thanks for your question. Just click on the green text in the ingredients portion of the recipe for that info :-)

    • I just made this with pure coconut milk from the can which is 17 to 19% milk fat and it’s unsweetened. I also used semi sweet chocolate chips. I stuck my finger in and it tastes really good so I’m hoping that it firms up nicely for my chocolate cake :-)

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