How To Make Ganache

Chocolate Ganache

Contributor: Lyndsay Burginger

Learn how to make perfect ganache with the microwave! So easy!

  • Author: Lyndsay Burginger
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American


  • 6 oz. heavy cream
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  1. Heat the cream in the microwave in 30 second intervals and stirring in-between. The cream is ready when it reaches 200°F, right below the boiling point. You can tell the cream is warm when it begins to bubble and is hot to the touch.
  2. Remove the cream from the microwave and pour the chocolate chips in. Stir until smooth.
  3. At this point the ganache is ready if you are planning to apply it to a cake or some other treat. If you are making truffles, chill the ganache until it is firm, about an hour or overnight.