How to Make Chocolate Ganache in 3 Minutes

I use this as my complete guide for making homemade chocolate ganache, and so can you! There are just 2 ingredients and the uses of this ganache are endless. It can be used not only on cakes and cupcakes but can also be refrigerated to be a dip, ice cream, and crepe topping, maybe even a chocolate frosting or a filling. 

Chocolate ganache is stirred until silky and smooth made with chocolate and cream in a water bath. It’s not only quick and easy but tastes luxuriously good.

3 minutes ganache recipe

2 Ingredients in Chocolate Ganache

  1. Chocolate: I recommend that you use semi-sweet chocolate chips, but I have found that other types of work just as well. If you don’t have chocolate chips, you can also chop a bar of chocolate. You can use dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate. It really depends on your taste buds.
  2. Heavy Whipping Cream: The ganache won’t set properly if you use anything else other than the heavy whipping cream.



  • 2 cups chocolate chips 
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


How to make an Easy Ganache:

  1. Fill a medium-sized pot halfway with water and bring it to a boil. 
  2. Place a heat-safe bowl over the boiling pot. 
  3. Add chocolate chips and 1 cup of heavy whipping cream to the bowl

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Stirring occasionally, melt all of the chocolate chips. It will take 3 minutes.

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3 minute ganache recipe

  • Ready to use!

3 minutes ganache recipe

I hope you will like this easy 2 ingredient chocolate ganache. Here are some recipe ideas where you can use this ganache. 

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3 minutes ganache recipe

3 Minute Chocolate Ganache

Course Dessert
Calories 2628 kcal


  • 2 cups chocolate chips any kind works great
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream


  • Fill a medium sized pot halfway with water.
  • Bring the water to a boil.
  • On top of the pot, place a heat-safe bowl.
  • To the bowl add 2 cups of chocolate chips and 1 cup of heavy whipping cream.
    3 minutes ganache recipe
  • Stirring occasionally melt all the chocolate chips. Will take 3 minutes.
    3 minutes ganache recipe
  • Ready to use!
    3 minutes ganache recipe


Nutrition Facts
3 Minute Chocolate Ganache
Amount Per Serving
Calories 2628 Calories from Fat 1548
% Daily Value*
Fat 172g265%
Saturated Fat 107g669%
Cholesterol 380mg127%
Sodium 335mg15%
Potassium 179mg5%
Carbohydrates 253g84%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 225g250%
Protein 22g44%
Vitamin A 4305IU86%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 572mg57%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword chocolate, chocolate chips, dessert, easy, ganache, heavy whipping cream
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